Experts in Commercial Doors, Frames, and Hardware

We Offer The Highest Grade Architectural Products

We make it our mission to offer high grade architectural products that last.  Many of our doors, frames, and hardware are made right here in the U.S. by top manufacturers using only the best material and components. When properly installed, we back our products through the best factory warranties.

You Have Questions – We Have Answers

Our knowledgeable estimation and product management staff make sure we complete every job correctly and on time. If you come to us with a question about architectural hardware, we will have an answer. With specialists in aluminum frames, hollow metal, FRP, wood doors, home hardware and more we don’t just supply – we make sure it’s right.


General Hardware offers installation under General Hardware Installation LLC. Not only can we supply the doors, frames, and hardware for your next construction project we can also take care of the part you don’t want to deal with, installation. We deliver your order to the job site and our crews come out at your convenience to take care of the dirty work.

We can work with difficult schedules and building closures, clean environments, and other technically difficult jobs that only trained professionals should handle.

We strive to make your job easier and you get the added bonus of having an installation crew with access to a large inventory of always stocked architectural grade hardware. If you have a short notice job and need immediate replacement material we can supply and install right away.

We are a California State Licensed Contractor – CA B License: #984709

Going Green

General Hardware & Builders Supply sells FSC® Mixed Certified products. This means that we offer products from companies that are certified to FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council™) standards. FSC® Products are those which are made to help protect the environment and your health. FSC® Mixed Doors for instance generally have very few VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds).

Living in one of the most beautiful areas of the world we share the responsibility and commitment to help keep it that way. General Hardware & Builders Supply can help you get the FSC® Mixed certified products you need. We look forward to helping you go green in your next construction project. To get full details on what FSC® Certified products we offer please contact us.

Our History

General Hardware & Builders Supply was founded in 1962 by Joe Schrader and Cecil Cain in Redwood City, CA. Shortly after the company was created, in 1962 or 1963, a third partner was asked to join the company; Gordon Leask. 

We have moved three times since 1962 but have remained in Redwood City. It has been awhile and the industry has evolved but the quality service and competitive pricing has not. Today, General Hardware is owned by Jim Leask and Dennis Neves.

Since the companies inception we have prided ourselves on being family and friends owned and operated. 

Contact Us

General Hardware and Builders Supply

890 2nd Ave. Redwood City, CA 94063

Phone: (650)368-2885
Fax: (650)365-6540

Hours: M-F 7:30AM to 5PM PST

Some of Our Manufacturers

  • Pemko

  • CECO

  • Schlage

  • Emtek

  • Von Duprin

  • Hager

  • LCN

  • Sargent

  • Timely

  • Falcon

  • Baldwin

  • Rixson

  • Norton

  • Yale

  • Ives/Glynn-Johnson

  • McKinney

  • Adams Rite

  • SteelCraft

  • Haley Wood Doors

  • Door Controls International

This is only some of who we carry, please contact us for additional manufacturers.