Co-owners Paul and Joyce Kahkonen established Bahr Hardware in 1985 in the village of Eighty Four, Pennsylvania. The idea was to be an "old fashioned" hardware store with a dedication to service and a commitment to continually stocking what their customers need and want.
After more than 30 years in business, a move to Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, in 1990, and two additional moves within the borough to improve location and accessibility, Paul and Joyce still maintain their original intent while remaining independent and family operated. Darren Wise, a part-time employee for more than10 years, has now assumed the role of Sales Manager on a full-time basis. Bolt, the hardware lab, is head of Public Relations.