a not-for-profit trade association, providing assistance and support to independently owned and operated hardware, lumber, and building materials retailers.
Our organization dates all the way back to 1896, when we began as the Wisconsin Retail Hardware Association. Today, operating as the Midwest Hardware Association, we proudly serve member stores in Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Our members are a cross section of hardware and home improvement retailers. They operate in many different markets, with a variety of different store sizes, and are affiliated with a number of different wholesalers. While these factors make each of our member stores unique, they all share the common passion of running a successful business in today’s ultra-competitive retail environment. Our members take great pride in serving their customers and their communities. MHA is equally proud to serve them.
As a not-for-profit trade association, MHA offers a wide array of services and benefits designed to assist our members. If you’re already a member, thank you for your support. Please remember to take full advantage of your membership by regularly using the information, services, and programs we have available.
If you are not currently a member, but operate a retail hardware, lumber, or building materials store in the Midwest, I invite you to learn more about MHA and to join our association. Regardless of your wholesaler affiliation, MHA believes we all benefit by helping one another succeed as independent, family-owned retailers.
Thank you for taking a moment to visit our website. I encourage you to join many of your fellow hardware and home improvement store brethren by becoming a member of the Midwest Hardware Association.
John J. Haka
Midwest Hardware Association, Inc.
The Midwest Hardware Association is made up of a diverse group of hardware stores throughout the Midwest. We value the relationships we build with our member stores and strive to serve each unique store on a case by case basis through our vast array of services and benefits.
The slide show above is dedicated to the great people at our member stores. We are proud to have you as members of MHA!
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