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Peters Hardware & River Ridge Hardware mark milestone anniversaries

Peters Hardware and River Ridge Hardware marked milestone anniversaries with community celebrations. Peters Hardware commemorated its 90th anniversary on April 5, while River Ridge Hardware celebrated its 70th anniversary on April 6. 

During the celebrations, both locations provided exclusive savings opportunities. Hourly giveaways included Diablo, DEWALT, and Milwaukee products, plus many others. In addition, shoppers received reusable location-branded totes, giving them a 20% discount on everything they could fit inside them (excluding power tools and other products). A Buy One Get One Free paint sale provided additional savings, while shoppers also had the chance to demo Gel Blaster toys, shooting electronic targets. 

The EspressGo coffee truck provided free beverages, while Fair Donuts were made at both events. Additionally, education booths hosted by vendors such as DEWALT and Sherwin-Williams offered product demonstrations and information. 

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Larry Mfyers, the owner of both home improvement businesses, shared his connection to the stores, as well as his appreciation for the community’s support throughout the years: “Growing up, I used to ride my bike to Peters Hardware and River Ridge Hardware, picking up whatever supplies we needed. Now, as the proud owner of these stores, everything has come full circle, and I feel grateful to be part of their legacies. I’m especially grateful to the loyal customers who have continued to support these family-owned businesses through the decades, and I value the connections we’ve built with community members.” 

Bill Peters established Peters Hardware in 1934 in the Opportunity Township area of Spokane Valley, and throughout the past 90 years, the small corner store grew into a large family-owned business. In 2021, Myers and his family purchased the store from third-generation owner Gary Peters. According to its website, Peters Hardware is the “oldest, most respected hardware store in Spokane Valley.” 

Hal Norrie opened River Ridge Hardware in the mid-1950s, quickly becoming known for its knowledgeable customer service. The business changed hands in 1983 and again in 2017 when the Myers family purchased it. Myers says one thing has remained the same,

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“Customer service is and always will be our number one priority. It’s the true meaning behind our motto, ‘Neighbors Helping Neighbors’.” 

Peters Hardware and River Ridge Hardware are both backed by the strength of their status as a member-owner of Do it Best, a US-based hardware, lumber, and building materials co-op with thousands of independently owned locations in the United States and more than 50 other countries. Peters Hardware is open 8 am–6 pm Monday through Saturday and 10 am–4 pm on Sunday. River Ridge Hardware is open 7:30 am–7 pm Monday through Saturday, and 8 am–5 pm on Sunday. 

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