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California Retail Hardware Association

Connecting and empowering the community of independent hardware stores, home centers, and lumberyards throughout California

Small Business Protection Act

CRHWA is leading California’s retail hardware store community to make a difference in state-level advocacy.  A handful of California laws create an unfair burden on small businesses. Without the same level of resources as large corporations, the cost of regulation and administration is disproportionately higher on our community. We work together with our community to protect small businesses from these regulations and the predatory lawyers who exploit them. 

In addition to our advocacy efforts, CRHWA leverages our buying power to access retail programs and favorable terms not available to an independent business by itself.  Read more about our partnerships.




There is no fee for California Independent Retail Hardware Store owners. Claim your listing and add your voice.

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Show your support for the advocacy provided by CRHWA and let your customers know you have their back.

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Retail Services

CRHWA Retail Services offer exclusive packages for members, and we stand ready to provide solutions to almost any professional challenge.

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Our strength comes from generations of owners and passionate business builders. Join CRHWA for connections, resources, and empowerment.

News & Views

Our news blog is intended to be a  source of information and best practices for the hardware store, home centers, and lumberyard industry.

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“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.”

— Ryunosuke Satoro

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