For over fifty-five years Gemmen's has been proud to serve as your hometown hardware store. We are thankful not only to work within such a great community, but also to live here and raise our families here. Al Gemmen purchased the store from Joe Meyer's (Meyer's Hardware) in 1955. The store was 4,000 sq. ft. in size and was primarily a plumbing shop.
Sales over the next 4 years dictated a relocation and expansion. A new 6,000 sq. ft. store was built in a small shopping area south of Chicago Dr. and Al and his one employee moved and added another employee. More efficiencies and better pricing were a priority and Gemmen's joined HWI in 1960 which would later be known as Do It Best Corp. Hudsonville grew and so did Gemmen's.
Our merchandise mix expanded to include all core hardware departments as well as House Wares, Home Accessories, Automotive, Lumber, Outdoor Living, Power Tools, and Power Equipment. Improving your home, improving your life has always been our greatest ambition and we continue to strive towards this goal each and every day by providing a wide variety of quality products and excellent service at the lowest price possible. At Gemmen's the customer always comes first.
We are not only your hometown hardware store; we are your friends and neighbors and we are proud to know you by name. Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to serving you now and into the future.