In early December, longtime Omaha home supply retailer Grabow Hardware underwent a name change and moved to a new location. The company, founded in 1992, is a supplier of quality doors and trim, door and cabinet hardware, and bathroom accessories as well as installation services.
Now known by its parent company name, Johnson Hardware Co., the business currently operates from a large showroom in the House and Home Center complex just east of 144th Street and Industrial Road.
“The new location provides us a 25 percent larger, more modern showroom,” says Jay Grabow, division manager for Johnson Hardware Co. “People love to see product, see finishes, and now we’ll be able to expand our displays. It’s also a better-lit environment, and it’s more organized. It’s just a better shopping experience.”
“Being located in the Home Center, we’ll also be with other like businesses…plumbing, door and window, tile and stone…We’ll be located right along the showroom path, which is the way interior designers and homeowners both intend to go.”
In addition, Johnson Hardware is adding a commercial sales area to the rear of the retail showroom space. The department will provide contractors and others in the building trade with tools, materials and supplies, and services they need. “Johnson has been providing these services downtown since 1855,” Grabow says. “This will be their first West Omaha location. It’ll offer more convenience and better customer service to contractors who work out west.”
Johnson Hardware Co.
House and Home Center
13817 Industrial Rd.