El Cajon Hardware the little store with great customer service.
Opening at 9:00 AM tomorrow
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2 weeks ago
Great local hardware store. First time I’ve ever went into a hardware store where an employee was honest & helpful. I was there to get stuff to help me mount things in my new apartment. John was super helpful & even stopped me from buying a more expensive screws to offer me a cheaper but even better screw pack for what I need them for! That showed me honesty & that’s what I look for in any place I visit. Handicap friendly but the store is pretty small so be mindful of how narrow it can be for some wheelchair users! Thanks for the help!
- Katana M
2 months ago
Great little store with excellent service, like only a local store can provide. I always find the shelves well stocked and organized. They don't have everything, but they've got a lot and it's easy to find at good prices.
- Jeremy C
a month ago
Astonishing! I sent an email Sunday night to El Cajon Hardware (assuming they would answer on Monday) to ask if they carried ammonia (a little bit in a cup in crawl spaces repels rodents). Much to my surprise, my email was answered (yes) by Sam. When I went in on Monday to pick it up, I said to the very pleasant fellow at the cashier, "Are you Sam?" He said, "No, that was my dad; he said you would be call about the ammonia", which was waiting for me at the counter. I remember that many businesses were like this in the 60's, customer-oriented. No wonder El Cajon Hardware is rated #1. From now on this is my first stop for any hardware needs.
- Harry W

Family owned and operated

  • Hand & Power Tools
  • Gardening supplies 
  • Fasteners 
  • Locks 
  • Key Duplicating 
  • Pest control
  • Spray & Brush on Paint 
  • Paint supplies 
  • Light bulbs
  • Electrical supplies 
  • Light fixtures 
  • Plumbing supplies
  • Glues
  • Caulking 
  • Tarps 
  • Chain & cable by the foot
  • Cleaning supplies

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  • (619) 457-0202


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1777 East Main Street
El Cajon, California 92021
United States

Business Hours

Mon:9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tue:9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wed:9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thu:9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Fri:9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat:9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sun:10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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