SEPT. 18, 2023, SEVERNA PARK, MD — Park Hardware celebrated its grand opening in Severna Park, MD with special events, product demonstrations, live entertainment, and giveaways for home improvement shoppers on September 15.
Representatives from the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce kicked off the celebration with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5 pm. Following the ceremony, participants enjoyed product demonstrations with representatives from brands like Big Green Egg and Diablo Tool, as well as live entertainment from the School of Rock House Band.
The first 100 community members to visit the new store received a voucher for a free sub from Truck of Deliciousness food truck, as well as a voucher for a free snow cone from Go Melvo Snoballs. Community members also had the opportunity to win door prizies, including Park Hardware-branded apparel, a Solo Stove, and a MiniMax Big Green Egg.
Park Hardware and Zeskind’s Hardware and Millwork Owner & President Rick Miller Jr. acquired Clement Hardware in April, which carried a reputation of having knowledgeable staff who know their customers by name, and immediately began a store redesign, changing the name to Park Hardware.
“It wouldn’t feel right putting my family’s name on a Severna Park icon,” Miller said. “This store belongs to the people and the town of Severna Park, and so Park Hardware is the only option in my opinion.”
The new store, located at 500 Ritchie Highway in Severna Park, includes Zeskind’s Door and Window Showroom, a decorative/architectural hardware showroom featuring a combination of doors, windows, and decorative hardware. It also offers comprehensive home improvement products and services. The store’s modern design; clean, organized layout; and wide product selection all combine to make it an ideal resource and destination for both DIYers and professional contractors alike.
Working closely with his co-op team at Do it Best—an international distributor of hardware, lumber, and building material products—Miller planned the new store redesign, ensuring each detail was carefully thought out to provide the best possible shopping experience. The store retained all full- and part-time employees of Clement Hardware.
“This project means a lot to me personally, having grown up in Severna Park,” said Miller, who is a Severna Park native. “I can’t emphasize enough the amount of respect I have for the Clement family, and their amazing team of people. Having the opportunity to carry on the legacy of this store is a responsibility we do not take lightly.”
The Park Hardware team works with designers and architects to provide windows, doors, and other materials for renovations and new construction throughout Baltimore, Annapolis, and Washington, DC. The store is open 8 am–6 pm Monday–Saturday and 9 am–5 pm Sunday. For more information, visit parkhardware.com.