Locally owned and family operated, H.J. Gelzer & Son Inc. has been operating in historic downtown Hillsdale, Michigan since 1919. In 1945, they purchased the Hillsdale Hardware building at 56 North Howell Street. Three years later in 1948, the Hardware business joined a then-new hardware co-operative “Hardware Wholesalers, Inc.”, the predecessor of present-day Do It Best Corp.
A local saying in Hillsdale is “if you can’t find something, go to Gelzer’s”. We carry over 13,000 items in our store, with 67,000 available to order through our Do It Best warehouses. We stock full lines of plumbing, electrical, paint, lawn and garden, sporting goods, and of course hardware to meet all of your home improvement needs, with experienced and friendly staff to guide and assist you. Our goal is to provide a clean, friendly, convenient place in which to shop.
Our inventory is truly diverse, formed over decades of serving our community’s particular needs. From building supplies like concrete, mortar, and 2x4’s, PVC and brass plumbing fittings, to nuts and bolts of every kind, Gelzer’s has something of everything for every home improvement project or need.
We carry national brands like Milwaukee, DeWalt, and Black and Decker power tools, Channellock and Vaughn hand tools, and Benjamin Moore and Valspar paints.
Similarly, our sporting goods department is Hillsdale’s only source for nationally recognized brands such as Champro athletic equipment, Case Knives, and every major Disc Golf Brand (Innova, Discraft, and Trilogy discs!)
We are proud to be a member of the Hillsdale community! If you’ve never visited with us we look forward to meeting you. If you’ve been here before, we’ll see you soon!