Welcome to our store and our web site.
Frentz and Sons Hardware, run by Mike, John and Chip Frentz. Our store
has been on Main Street in Royal Oak, Michigan since our grandfather,
John B. Frentz, moved it here, from Detroit in 1932.
store specializes in having, or knowing where to find, the odd, unusual
or specialty items that larger chain stores no longer stock because they
can't make much of a margin on them.
the second reason that's kept us in business.
believe the first reason is personal service.
of us grew up in this store, walking the aisles after school, learning
how things work, working the customer service desk, and figuring out how
to fix things.
store still has the same wooden floors it did when our grandfather moved here.
But we think it was his son and our dad, George W. Frentz, who built up the store's reputation by making personal service
his top priority.
Oak is a great community. It has its share of new houses and
condominiums, but the heart of the community is in a housing stock that,
in many cases, is almost a century old. That means boilers instead of
furnaces, windows with leaded glass, bedroom doors that still work with
skeleton keys, and homeowners who want to repair, rather than replace,
the very things that give their homes warmth and charm.
are excellent we have the nickel or dime washer that fits a faucet
installed 45 years ago.
and toggle bolts - we've got a wall of them.
that two walls.