We at Norwood Hardware and Supply Company have been a trusted, family-owned home supplier for over 100 years. It began when the Stuhlbarg family founded Norwood Paint & Hardware in Cincinnati, Ohio to supply the construction industry. In the past century we have grown from a modest hardware store to a 58,000-square-foot facility with a full showroom, serving retail and commercial customers with an emphasis on door hardware. We supply the residential market with the finest products for kitchens, baths, and all other home areas and the commercial market with metal doors and frames, wood doors and architectural hardware. At our core we maintain family values and put our legacy to work on every home and project.
1905: The Stuhlbarg family founds Norwood Paint & Hardware in Cincinnati, Ohio. The business is a complete, full-line hardware store with an emphasis on architectural door hardware.
1954: Barry Stuhlbarg, the grandson of the original founder, starts a separate division of the company called Norwood Hardware. His vision is to create strategic alliances with lock manufacturers and service general contractors building commercial projects.
1957: Norwood Hardware hires Robert Chabot to promote the business to the architectural community. Robert eventually becomes president of the company.
1977: Robert purchases NHS from Barry Stuhlbarg. This change in ownership helps the company become the region’s first "Total Door Opening" distributor.
1980s: Robert's wife, Gloria Chabot, takes an active role in the company. Robert and Gloria's leadership keeps the company growing with the additions and expansions of decorative hardware and locksmith services.
1990: Gloria assumes all leadership responsibilities. Her steady hand and insight nurtures the many employees NHS now has, including sons Matt and Craig and daughter-in-law Kathy.
2000: As the need for electronic hardware systems grows, NHS adapts by developing new capabilities. The company starts a separate group led by CEO Kathy Chabot to develop emphasis in Access Control Solutions for higher education, industrial projects and health care projects.
Under the leadership of current CEO Kathy Chabot, Norwood Hardware and Supply proudly carries on the legacy of being a female owned and run company. Our goal is to remain relevant and support the needs of our growing customer base. We have embraced lean principles to drive efficiency and to provide high levels of customer service. With this focus on constant improvement we now offer pre-installation of hardware on doors prior to shipping to a jobsite, complete wiring and testing of electrified doors, painting of doors in an infrared curing line and wiring on electrified doors.
Norwood Hardware and Supply is well positioned to continue to be a market leader with its investment into people, processes and physical plant. Visit our showroom or call one of our experts today!