Alum Rock Hardware, Windows & Doors
2243 Alum Rock Ave,
Alum Rock Hardware opened in 1954. It was then that two friends, Jerry Rose and Stan Faraday, began to serve the still largely agricultural San Jose and surrounding areas. The business supplied tools, plumbing, hardware, electrical supplies, paint, and house and garden materials, along with items specifically for the agricultural community. Over the decades the business expanded to include windows and doors to accommodate the enormous local growth. The business progressed for many years and developed a reputation as "the place you'll find everything." They also developed generational relationships with their various customers and neighbors. This continued for more than fifty years until the current financial crisis. Downsizing was necessary so all but the door, window, trim and locks department was liquidated by 2010. Since then, sales have improved and Alum Rock Hardware, Windows, and Doors is strong and looks forward to many more years of service to the community.