Our company was started by Robert "Bob" McDonald. After retiring from the Navy, he worked his way up to partner of R.V. Martin Hardware in Miami, FL. He eventually left in 1981 to establish his own hardware store, McDonald Hardware, in Hialeah, FL. The store was successful until Home Depot opened a store directly behind McDonald Hardware in 1991. That is when Bob relocated to Ft. Lauderdale and readied the present store for opening, while still operating the Hialeah location. In order to attract new customers, he decided to sell marine resin at cost, and it worked. This has given McDonald Hardware the customer base that has made us so successful. After Bob’s death in 2000, the store was passed down to his daughter, Kim McDonald, who has been involved in the business since her teens. She continues to operate the family business with pride along with her son Michael.
We are located directly between the marina district and Port Everglades, and are adjacent to one of Ft. Lauderdale’s largest industrial parks and one of the area’s largest residential communities. This has allowed us to become one of the community’s leading residential, marine, and industrial suppliers. We pride ourselves on being a "one-stop shop" with a much broader and deeper product line than most conventional hardware stores; and as our motto goes "If we don’t have it, we will get it!" We have a large staff relative to the size of our store, a staff that is well-informed about our products and services. This ensures a more personal and reliable experience for our customers. McDonald Hardware is the ideal place to meet any of your hardware needs!
Feel free to contact us today for all your hardware needs.
Ace products can be returned or exchanged directly to our store. We honor many other vendors’ warranties. Policies vary by vendor.