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Address: 2525 Arapahoe Ave., Unit D-1, Boulder, CO 80302
Phone Number:
+1 303-443-1822
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun 09:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 20:00
Sat 08:00 - 19:00

McGuckin Hardware was opened on September 9th in 1955 by Bill McGuckin and...

McGuckin Hardware was opened on September 9th in 1955 by Bill McGuckin and has been a staple in the Boulder community ever since. Stop in to see our 60,000+ square feet of over 200,000 items in 18 different departments.

It all began in 1955 when our company's namesake, a rugged, avid fisherman named Bill McGuckin, opened the doors of McGuckin Hardware. Employing four people in four departments, his success was based on his belief in personalized service, selection and first-hand experience.

In 1960, Dave Hight became a partner in McGuckin Hardware with his father-in-law, Bill. Together they sought to create a quality hardware store with a reputation for excellent service and selection. Working from this solid base, Dave has carried on McGuckin Hardware's dedication to service since Bill's death in 1966.

Staying within a block of its original location in Boulder, McGuckin Hardware has continued to grow. We currently employ around an average of 250 people in 18 different departments ranging from Garden to Housewares to Automotive - just to name a few. The store is 60,000+ square feet of sales floor selling over 200,00 items. With all of the growth, McGuckin Hardware continues to strive to meet Bill's goals of providing personalized service, selection, and first-hand experience.

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Of course McGuckin Hardware had exactly what I was looking for! Love this place even if I'm not looking for anything in particular. Great store to wander.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Of course McGuckin Hardware had exactly what I was looking for! Love this place even if I'm not looking for anything in particular. Great store to wander.

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midcoast maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Huge hardware store that carries almost everything one would ever need! Start at one end and work your way to the other!

Thank mcmlm
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We make McGuckin a stop whenever we're in Boulder, but it's the most fun at Christmas! If you can't find what you're looking for at McGuckin, keep looking! I could spend a day looking at the art supplies, or the kitchen gear. Always a fun time!

Thank Nancy S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

They have everything, from a large selection of power tools and accessories, home goods, outdoor, etc. The employees are super friendly and willing to help out with anything.

Thank Stas' K
Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Things big and small at McGuckin's is where I go first for my home needs or car needs or some art needs or plants for my porch. Always present are the "green vested" guys who can help with your questions or direct you to the proper area. Store is well laid out and just fun to walk around and see... More 

Thank dharmabum2016
Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

This store has it all - hardware, kitchen supplies, camping and fishing supplies, art supplies, stationary supplies and on and on. Best of all is the wonderful service that is almost impossible to find in Home Depot and Lowes. Even if you are just visiting in Boulder McGuckin's is a must see. You are sure to find something you can... More 

Thank susanfern
Osceola, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

We visit here each time we visit our daughter coming from the Midwest. I do not think there is any other store that holds up to this place! They have everything and more! The atmosphere is so friendly and the service so exceptional!!!!! Always a wonderful adventure!!!!!

Thank Bruce and Mary S
Middleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

It is so much fun to go to a place that has everything. We had some time to spare and I had heard it was a unique place. I found so many things I could really use, including sunglass readers. I went out with several items and was only restrained by the fact that they had to fit in my... More 

Thank Elizabeth W
Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

A very large store filled with an extensive amount of everything anyone could need for hardware .excellent service provided.

Thank Joe E
Beaufort, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

McGuckin's is one of the best hardware stores I have been in! It has things I didn't know existed and things I didn't know I needed until I saw it and old favorites that I can't find in the big box stores anymore. It's easy to get lost in here. Some people love malls... I love eclectic hardware stores... McGuckin's... More 

Thank Glassgal

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