In the mid 1970’s, Francis Doerre moved from La Crosse, WI to open Doerre Hardware. I’m not sure of the exact year because I was about 5 or 6 years old at the time. Frank started with a small shop in a building with another business in it. Later on, he bought the building and expanded into what is now Doerre Hardware.
Many part and full time employees have come and gone in the last 43 years Frank owned the Business.
In September of 2016, Frank sold the business to me, Ray Johnson. I have been here for over 10 years, 9 of them working under Frank. What I believe keeps us going is the service that we provide our customers. We always try our best to give and get what the customer needs. Whether it’s something they need to buy or the many services we provide, we always try to do our best.
Stop in some time and just look around to see some of the over 15,000 items we have in our store. And say hi to Frank. Yes, he’s still here.