Hardware Store Wedding

Hardware Store Wedding

Nuts, Bolts and Vows by Steve Wilke On the eve of Valentine’s Day, we hope you enjoy this throwback to an article we featured in July of 2013 about a wonderful life event that took place right here in our store. For Randy and Theresa, getting married in McGuckin Hardware started as a joke. They spent […]

A Harp Tradition

A Harp Tradition

Fifth-grader Nancy Brace’s mind was made up as she turned from the glowing television set. “I want to play harp,” she announced to her parents and grandparents, seated in their Boulder living room around the latest episode of The Lawrence Welk Show. Most of the family was musically inclined, making the show’s champagne tunes and […]

Veterans

Veterans

This is a guest article from Barry Tobin, Navy veteran and a McGuckin Hardware Green Vest from the Sporting Goods department.  VETERANS by Barry J. Tobin “A veteran is someone who, at one point, wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America for an amount of up to and including his […]

Behind the Green Vest

Behind the Green Vest

The “old guard” of the hardware store never had a name for the McGuckin Way. It was what it was: just Dave Hight’s way of doing business. Hardware veterans employed by the store for decades may not have realized upon their hiring what sort of impact Dave’s model would have on the community at large. They certainly realize now, […]

Atlatl

Atlatl

Atlatl: Not Just for Cavemen at•lat•l  aht-laht-l / noun Although the name is Aztec for “spear thrower,” the atlatl is a ubiquitous part of the world’s ancient hunting regime. Versions of the simple, yet refined spear launching device existed on virtually every continent (besides Antarctica, maybe) and were the weapons of choice around 20,000 years ago, used to […]

Great Reasons to Shop Local This Holiday Season

Great Reasons to Shop Local This Holiday Season

Shop Local This year, we’ve seen a wonderful and optimistic effort to shop closer to home! That means the hard-earned dollars of our residents–the people who also happen to be our friends, family, colleagues and coworkers– stays in our community. And that means a better place to work, with more jobs and opportunities, and a […]

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