The Wall Street Journal
recently featured Rollier's Hardware
in its Fast Fixes feature, which profiles "an entrepreneur who thinks outside the box."
Rollier's was founded in 1922, and now maintains a brick-and-mortar location in Mt. Lebanon (its longtime Shadyside shop closed in 2002), as well as a successful supplementary website, HardToFindItems.com. Brothers Brett and Derek Satterfield, whose great-grandfather started Rollier's, realized the neighborhood hardware shop needed a fresh way to compete with big-box stores, so in 2008 they launched the site, which houses tons of niche-type items, from white wires instead of green, to grill thermometers.
HardToFindItems added $1.3 million in revenue to Rollier's takings in 2009, and will likely add about $3 million in 2010.
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