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What you see when you enter inside the Do it Best hardware store of South City Lumber & Supply

Hardware Store

Welcome to your father’s hardware store

We carry a full and complete range of hardware and hardware related items for building, do-it-yourself projects, home improvement or home repair. Family owned and operated, South City Lumber & Supply offers a convenient one-stop-shop for all of your lumber and hardware needs. No matter what kind of plumbing, electrical, painting or fastener you are looking for — you are going to find it here. Our staff of knowledgeable folks can quickly find what you are looking for and offer excellent product advice.

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South City Lumber & Supply is the real deal, we have stools at the counter and we carry just about everything.

Do it Best

Do it Best is a member-owned cooperative with the most complete hardware and building supply offering in the industry. As a member, we are one of the best stocked hardware stores around with top-quality, name-brand products at prices you can afford. With Do it Best’s expanded merchandise selection online — you do not have to leave home to shop, plus take advantage of free shipping on all ship-to-store orders.

Blue contractors all steel wheelbarrow

As a Do it Best hardware store, if we don’t have it, we know where to get it.

Hardware Supply

We carry all top-of-the-line brands and literally thousands of hardware products under one roof. And because we are not a big box store, we are able to work with you one-on-one, to understand your needs and help you find exactly what you are looking for. Plus, if you are buying lumber for building or home improvement, you will only have to stop once to get everything to complete your building project.

The electrical aisle offers a complete inventory of  electrical products for the do-it-yourselfer to the professional builder

Electrical Supply

It all starts with energy saving light bulbs and lighting, and continues through fuses, switches and outlets, to electrical tape, surge protectors, boxes, brackets, conduit fittings and electrical testers. At South City you’ll find everything you need under one roof. So if you are changing a bulb to be more energy efficient, adding an electrical outlet, repairing a wall switch or wiring a home’s electrical system during a remodel — we stock a complete inventory of electrical products for the professional and do-it-yourselfer to accomplish a wide variety of residential and commercial electrical projects.

We’re a convenient one-stop-shop for all your lumber and hardware needs.
Faucets and brass fittings all on a shelf

Plumbing Supply

Whether you’re running a drain for the new kitchen or fixing a leaky faucet, we have a full array of plumbing supply, accessories, and speciality plumbers tools to get the job done right the first time. From gas and water connectors to fittings, valves, washers and pipes, our plumbing department has everything you need to plumb a house and keep your plumbing working properly. Should it ever need repair and you want to do-it-yourself and save some cash, our experts are here to help with advice.

The paint aisle

Paint & Painting Supplies

Whether painting a room, painting a house or refinishing a deck, we carry a wide selection of paint, primers, coatings and sealers specifically designed for your needs. We also carry a complete line of professional paint supplies and accessories for preparation and application to help you achieve a first-class job. From a wide range of interior and exterior architectural and custom colors to low VOC finishes, our paint experts are here to help — so let’s throw down a tarp and start painting.

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Wide selection of fasteners

From nuts & bolts to self-tapping screws

We stock a broad range of fasteners for construction in a variety of types, materials and coatings for wood, concrete, metal and composite fastening applications. Our selection includes some innovative solutions for hidden fastening, concrete anchoring and next-generation construction screws that are self-tapping and engineered to hold.

We also carry your traditional nuts & bolts, lag bolts, expansion bolts and good ol’ nails, remember them. For your nail gun we carry a wide selection of strip and coil nails, and staples. If you are ever unsure of what to use for your specific fastening application — give us a call and we’ll tell you what we use.

Cleaning Supplies

We have a long aisle dedicated to the art of cleaning. From household cleaners to industrial cleaners and eco-friendly cleaning products — we carry a wide selection of name-brand cleaners and cleaning supplies along with mops, brooms and dust pans to get the job done. So whether you’re a professional doing building maintenance or a homeowner looking for an all-purpose cleaner, we have a great selection of products to choose from.

Our garden department features gardening tools, hoses, sprinklers and water savers for the yard


Finally, a Do it Best hardware store is not complete without a garden section. Here you will find a large selection of gardening tools, garden hand tools, hoses and watering accessories along with eco-friendly insecticides and repellants. And if you’re outdoor faucet leaks, then visit our plumbing department so you can fix that faucet and start saving water.


Antique Sargent & Co. hand plane

Customer Services

Loading customer's pickup truck


If you are a contractor, we have a truckload of services designed especially for you. From accounts, millwork and fabrication, to scheduled deliveries, custom orders, and tool repair. We know how valuable your time is and we are here to help speed things along.

South City Lumber & Supply lumber delivery truck

Lumber Delivery

From small orders to an entire truck load, if you need it delivered or don’t have a big enough trunk, let us know. We have a fleet of trucks and offer curbside delivery directly to your jobsite. Prices vary based on distance, and quotes are available from your salesperson when you place your order.

Custom wood door


We offer complete milling and fabrication services through our Lumber Desk. If you need to match a moulding pattern or historical siding for a renovation, or you’re creating something totally new for a custom home, our experienced professionals are here to help with your project and millwork specifications.

Can’t find what you are looking for?

Give us a call or send us an email – we carry a wide variety of lumber and wood products, building materials and supply.

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