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Bear Hardware is the namesake of Curt Scroggins' brother, Barry Scroggins. Curt and Barry had a close relationship, even working together for years at Kleindorfer's Hardware in Bloomington, Indiana. Curt's life-long nickname for his brother had been"Bear." Sadly, in August of 1991, Barry lost his life when he interrupted a burlary in his home. After purchasing Cook's Hardware in 1999, Curt renamed it Bear Hardware and dedicated it to the memory of his brother. Barry is sadly missed every day and will live on forever in the hearts of his loved ones.
Many others are gone now from Bear Hardware, both employees and customers alike. They all remain in spirit and are thought of and reminisced about often.
Barry "Bear" Scroggins
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Come and check out our full line of Stihl products. Need repairs on your Stihl equipment?
We have a service department.
Watch for our annual Stihl Day, the last
Saturday in September
We carry Stihl chainsaws, blowers, trimmers, and all accessories.
We carry a huge selection of Lodge
cast iron cookwear...
Skillets, dutch ovens, lids, tripods, cookbooks, and more!
This cookware is
great at home or for camping trips!
Be sure to check out the Lodge Cast Iron aisle as well as our huge selection of camping gear!
Check out our extensive paint section! We carry only the best...Cabot stains and Valspar paints!
We can color match your paint!
Our paint section is fantastic, with everything you will need to
make your project a success...brushes, pans, caulking, drop
cloths, and much more! We even have some art supplies on hand!
Come in and check out our power tools!
DeWalt...the name says it all!
We have a great selection of DeWalt power tools!
We have a huge
collection of knives!
Hand-crafted since 1885!
Come and look in all of our beautiful knife cases!
We have aisle after aisle of tools and supplies for every trade...plumbing,
electrical, welding, carpentry, HVAC,
drywall, and more!
Our knowledgeable staff can help you with any questions.
Need help finding something? Our friendly staff would be happy to help you!
Lawn & Garden
We have a seemingly endless list of supplies for all of your outdoor projects!
We have, just to name a few things...
fencing supplies, hand tools, fertilizers, soils, bug repellants, weed killers, seed and straw, hoses, watering cans, stepping stones,
trellises, fire pits, benches, porch swings, and so much more we
can't possibly tell you! You just have to come and see for yourself!
We sell bulk mulch
We've got home decor...great for your own home or as gifts!
We even carry toys!
Our household section is full of things from the most useful to the most delightful! We carry cleaning supplies and equipment, paper goods, dishes, pickle crocks, graniteware, and small appliances. We even have decorations, seasonal or just for everyday.
Come and check out our beautiful antiques!
Have some antiques you might like to sell?
Call Penny at:
It is fun to browse our lovely antique section! You never know what you might find!
Don't forget the animals!
For pets and livestock, wildlife and birds, we have everything you need for your feathered & furry friends!
We have heated bowls and trough heaters!
We've got all kinds of supplies for the birds & animals in
your life...seed, feed, feeders, waterers, troughs, brushes,
shampoos, collars, bedding, medicines...even some tack!
right in town!
No need to drive out of the county!
Bring your trash to Bear Hardware!
Drop off bagged trash at the store for $2 a bag.
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