We are proud of our history

Moffett's Pro Hardware 1922.

An old-fashioned owner-operated hardware store.  

Celebrating our 94th  year in business!

23 Broad St.  Sussex. NB

General Hardware * House wares * Paints * Fishing & Hunting * Electrical * Plumbing

 
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"We're an

old-fashioned hardware store, where

customer service

is number 1"

 

 

 

23 Broad St.

Sussex, NB

E4E 2J7

Near Train Station

Ph; 433-2147

Fax; 433-5546

moffetts@nb.aibn.com

 

Deal for 20 years

Great Paint,
Good Prices

"We've been compared to a Norman Rockwell painting..."

 

Old ammunition posters top the 11 foot walls, just under the metal ceiling and just over the products that pack every available space in the store (28' x100' plus basement and warehouse).

 

1938

 

Having been fired and re-hired 2-3 times by a temperamental boss, in 1922, Sterling Moffett decided he could do better on his own. (He was right!)

It took 3 days for a horse-drawn scoop to dig the basement. The original dirt floor and cement posts are still serviceable.

Sterling saw a lot of changes; cars become common, electrical power, indoor plumbing...and his products and services kept up. He sold TV's in the 1950's and wood stoves in the 80's. (We still have stoves!)

He had a total staff of 2 for many years. His son Dave came to work after serving in WWII and Dave's son Don started full-time in 1973. Dave's wife Anne did the bookkeeping - a true family business. Sterling was active in the business until the mid 80's. He died in 1993 at the age of 101. Dave retired in 1990.

In 1975, the store doubled in size extending back and the warehouse making an L shape.

The old store had been so crowded that the existing stock took up 3/4 of the new space. New products are carried as long as they are available - Aladdin lamps to washboards to cast iron griddles.

 


Dave, Don, Sterling and Cathy Moffett
Four generations at the store's
70th Anniversary Party

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Sterling, Dave, and Don have each been honored by the hardware industry for over 50 years of service.  Possibly the only 3 generation set of Gold Hammers in Canada.  The awards can be seen on display in the store near the office.  The Store and family (Don and wife Brenda) were prominent in Canadian Living's article in 1994 - 10 Best Places to Live in Canada, and recently in Saltscapes magazine.

 

The Day the Queen was by.  Picture by; Don Moffett 2002

 

Courteous, individual attention, emphasis on value, packaging at a minimum, exceptional variety.

 

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