ingersoll hardware holds its own against the big-box hardware stores. As a True Value dealer, they carry a wide variety of equipment and supplies for home improvement and maintenance. Prices are reasonable, and the staff are far more knowledgeable than the slacker young people you often find at the big box hardware stores. For me, it's also much closer to home and thus more convenient when you need more supplies quickly in the middle of a project. They also have very friendly and klowlegeble staff.