It all began in 1955 when our company’s namesake, a rugged, avid fisherman named Llewellyn Commodore “Bill” McGuckin, opened the doors of McGuckin Hardware. Employing four people in four departments, his success was based on his belief in personalized service, selection and first-hand experience.

In 1960, Dave Hight became a partner in McGuckin Hardware with his father-in-law, Bill. Together they sought to create a quality hardware store with a reputation for excellent service and selection. Working from this solid base, Dave carried on McGuckin Hardware’s dedication to service from the time of Bill’s death in 1966 until his own passing in 2021. (We invite you to read more about Dave Hight's lasting legacy here.)

Staying within a block of its original location in Boulder, McGuckin Hardware has continued to grow. We currently employ around an average of 250 people in 18 different departments ranging from Garden to Housewares to Automotive – just to name a few. The store is 60,000+ square feet of sales floor selling nearly 200,000 items. With all of the growth, McGuckin Hardware continues to strive to meet Dave and Bill’s goals of providing personalized service, selection, and first-hand experience.

Dave Hight, at left, with co-founder Bill McGuckin outside the original store in 1955.

McGuckin Hardware today at the base of the flatirons in Boulder, CO.

Some of the 60,000+ square feet of items to discover and explore.