For what is an interesting choice of name for a hardware business, Dukesmith Agencies is a specialist wholesale hardware business open to the public and specialising in assisting building industry business and trades people.
The name actually hails back to the history of the business and the new owner, John was very keen to continue that connection to it’s past. “The previous owner ran the business out of his home in New Lambton for many years and only passed away earlier this year and I wanted to keep his chosen name to retain that memory,” says John. “So many locals loved the guy and had dealt with him for over 20 years.” When John took over the business, he took over not your ordinary hardware retail store but a specialist store focusing on the interesting, hard to find, old and bulk items in the industry.
Dukesmith Agencies specialise in joinery and cabinet supplies, adhesives, nuts & bolts, screws, fasteners, abrasives, a great range of brass ware, furniture restoration, bathroom fixtures, taps & vanities, door hardware, tools and many odds and ends.“Yes we are definitely not the standard hardware store, that’s for sure, but we have a strong following for a number of factors. We have a great price, even beating the big retail chains because of very few overheads and our out of the main retail areas location. We have a range that is extensive, but includes a large range of exclusive or hard to find items and we have a great, down to earth, knowledge based service. Tradies love us, woodturners love us and creative people love us” John himself is a fix it man, or handyman and you will often find him out on jobs around the town and offers that service to those that need it through Dukesmith. He has contacts with property maintenance personnel and property managers as well. “Well it means I know the practical stuff and can give hands on advice to customers, keeping up the property maintenance business feeds in nicely with the hardware business.” Dukesmith Agencies holds on site over $150,000 worth of stock but can order a much more extensive range and special orders on request.
Duke Smith Agencies business address and business hours have changed.
To contact Duke Smith Agencies please phone John for an appointment.
Our postal address is PO Box 288 New Lambton NSW 2305.
Phone: 4952 3703 – 0431 611 291