In 1953 Giff Davidge and Bill Hanly became partners and opened Valley Hardware in what is now the Denmarket Square in Solvang. In the sixties Bill moved the operation to where it is today and the store evolved into a Hardware and Nursery center. Ken Verkler, Bills son in law, came on board and worked with Bill in 1972 and became part of the ACE Hardware Coop. Ken and JoAnn bought the business from Bill in 1987 and have continued to operate and expand Valley Hardware. Ben Verkler, Ken and JoAnn’s son, moved back to the Santa Ynez Valley in 1998 and is continuing the tradition of a locally owned and family operated business.

What the santa ynez valley customers say…

We always stop by Valley Hardware when we visit Solvang, because they have a great selection of tons of things. We usually go home with plants, and this time we bought a new kitchen timer. They have a great selection of BBQ tools, parts, and even sauces! Lots of exotic plants, patio furniture, and even baking supplies and gift items. We have also bought birdfeeder parts & food in the past. 
I really wish this Hardware store was by us in San Diego, but it’s OK because we know we can visit it whenever we are in the area.