Featured Business is back! We are thrilled to start off this fall by recognizing T. & R. Black’s Hardware, a local trusted and reliable quality hardware supply store. From tools to auto chip key repairs- Black’s has you covered!
72 years ago David and Irving Black, father and son, began Black’s Hardware which was originally located on Joseph Ave. Current owner Todd Black started helping his father and grandfather work the store at a young age. In 1972, Irving moved the business to its new location on Ridge Rd where eventually, Todd and his brother Rodger would take over the store. Rodger has since retired.
We asked Todd what made his family choose to move their store to Irondequoit.
“Irondequoit was a natural choice since my parents moved there in 1963”, he replied. “Ridge Road was becoming a very busy commercial area and still is”.
Out of the five full time employees at Black’s, four of them are graduates of Irondequoit High School. Todd says his staff has years of knowledge and experience that his customers rely on.
“It basically means we understand the marketplace to best serve the community”, he adds.
At Black’s the goal of their team is to offer the best service they can on a daily basis and strive to be as consistent as possible.
Black’s Hardware also gives back to its local community through financial donations to many organizations including local school districts, fire departments, IPD, youth sports leagues and other charitable causes.