Clinton Hardware in Clinton is part of the Do It Best network. But it hasn’t lost the charm that’s made it successful since 1946. Now they’re getting ready to celebrate 75 years.
It all began back in the 1946 when a guy named Lyde, a hardware salesman for Fries Beall & Sharp Inc., called on Ellsworth Ripple. The two became friends and partners and their business became Ripple Hardware & Supply Co., Inc.