Sixty years ago, a 36-year-old valley resident, Paul E. Dauwalder, purchased an existing Scottsdale Hardware at the corner of Scottsdale and Thomas roads. His family talked him into putting his name on the building and Paul’s Scottsdale Hardware was established. Now, three generations later, the company has grown to six stores serving the four Valley communities of Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, Tempe and Gilbert.

The chain is now owned by Dauwalder’s grand-daughters, Julie Buchkowski and Tricia Dauwalder-Luna.

“Sixty years is a phenomenal milestone for us,” said Julie Buchkowski in a news release. “We have been a part of these neighborhoods for so many years and we want to thank all of our valued customers for their continued support. Their commitment to Paul’s is both humbling and satisfying and it continues to push us to be the best hardware stores around.

“It has always been our mission to find solutions for our customers and it has been an honor to offer our customers a more personal kind of helpful when completing their home maintenance tasks. We look forward to another 60-plus years of serving the residents of our communities,” she further stated.

Paul’s Ace Hardware

Gilbert: 1927 E. Baseline Road; 480-539-5563
Tempe: 1153 W. Broadway Road; 480-966-1791
Tempe: 929 E. Broadway; 480-968-4544