About 1st In Hardware
1st In Hardware, Inc. was established in 1998 as a web based Wholesale Distributor for Commercial and Security Door Hardware. We were also the very 1st to sell commercial hardware on the internet. In 2003 we had grown so much that we acquired a warehouse, where the tradesmen and women come to purchase their security door hardware needs.
1st in Hardware is committed to providing quality door security and commercial hardware products. We have a large inventory that is ready to ship the same day you place your order. We also do special orders and we are factory direct.
Our staff is knowledgeable and ready to help you with all of your Security and Door Hardware needs.
1st In Hardware, Inc. is located at 1820 Parkman Avenue, Baltimore Maryland 21230.
Let 1st in Hardware get you the right material to do the job right.
John started in the hardware industry in February 1987 as a sales manager. He managed a wholesale hardware business. He was responsible for all aspects of the business. He determined the inventory sold and pricing, business policies, customer credit and hired and managed the staff. Prior to that he started, owned and sold an auto repair shop and a restaurant. In 1997, John was elected to the board of the MGA, Mid-Atlantic Glass Association where he held various positions including President, and is still active on the board to this day. From 1998 - 2007, he held the position of Treasurer on the board for DHI, Door and Hardware Institute, Potomac Chapter. In March of 1998, John started 1st In Hardware as a web based commercial hardware distributor. In July 1998, John also started another business - Plate All Inc, a process where you can cold spray real metal on to most any substrate. To this day, both 1st In Hardware, Inc. and Plate All, Inc continue to grow.
Michael came to 1st In Hardware in 2004. Mike began his carrer in the Automatic Door Industry in North Carolina in 1984. He worked in the field for more than 20 years and has extensive knowledge in fabrication, installation and repair of automatic doors, aluminum storefronts, hollow metal and wood doors. Mike moved from North Carolina and now resides in Maryland. With that move he began working for another door company in the field expanding his knowledge in the hollow metal and wood door industry while continuing to use his prior door experience to benefit the business. Having this field experience Mike is able, in most cases, to resolve most service and technical questions that may arise. Call and pick his brain if you get stuck in the field and need some insight to your door problems.
Gayle began her career in builders and door hardware at 1st In Hardware in 2006. Before that she worked in the finance industry for 8 years. She also has 9 years in the credit card industry. Gayle works in our sales and the accounting department. Gayle is expanding her knowledge in the door hardware industry every day to help assist you. She is ready to help you with anything you need.