Find the products and expert knowledge you need to make your next project or appliance purchase a hassle-free experience.

JB Hostetter & Sons is a family-owned True Value hardware store in Mount Joy. Our store offers sales and service for major home appliances, tools and hardware, plumbing and electrical supplies, a lawn & garden center, and more.

The JB Hostetter Experience

Our team is here to help you make the best choice for your situation. Whether you’re here to purchase an appliance or are planning your next DIY project, we want you to leave our store with the right products and know-how to get it done.

What Sets Us Apart

Many of our customers appreciate our knowledgeable staff, high-quality products, and convenient delivery services. Our departments are well-stocked and our pricing is fair – in some cases, even better than big box stores.

Helpful Advice

Get the answers you need from staff with real-world experience.

Fair Prices

Comparable products to big box stores at fair prices.

Convenient Services

Same- or next-day home delivery (in many cases, when available), equipment rentals, and expert repair services.

Our Team

Many of our employees are lifelong residents of the Mount Joy community and have been employed at Hostetter’s for many years.

Jack Hostetter

Owner

Kent Hostetter

Owner

Ken Kowalski

Operations Manager

Carol Kratz

Office Manager

Bob Lutz

Automotive Department Manager

Doug Kresge

Electrical Department Manager

Orlando Andino

Paint Department Manager

Lucian McCurdy

Major Sales Buyer / Planner

Kenneth “Chip” Regitz

Mower Shop Manager

Ken Long

Hardware Manager

Zach Derr

Rental Department Manager

Jim Lefever

Appliance / Gas powered Equipment Sales Manager

Gayle Lawrence

Greenhouse Department Manager

Kendra Long

Housewares Department Manager

Demas Moyer

Lawn and Garden Department Manager

“Better than a big box store, knowledgeable staff, excellent parts and delivery services. Well stocked plumbing and electrical along with paint and in every department. Fair pricing, sometimes better than big box stores plus better quality products. Keep up the great work.”
“Outstanding customer service and great team who know just about all there is to know about any project I've had questions about. Great prices as well.”
“They have such a versatile inventory that I almost always find what I need. I especially love the greenhouse! And they excel in customer service!”

JB Hostetter Through the Years

1927

Joseph B. Hostetter retired from a successful farming career in Rapho Township and purchased Gabe Moyer’s Hardware Store (on W. Donegal St. in Mount Joy).

1929

Brown Brothers Hardware (35 West Main St., Mount Joy) acquires the business.

1940s

The store adds General Electric (GE) and Maytag appliances.

1950s

The business begins selling GE televisions.

1963

The store incorporated as JB Hostetter and Sons Inc. Later that summer, Joseph passed away.

1970

The business joins the then 3,000-member True Value Hardware Wholesale Cooperative (The co-op currently has more than 5,000 member stores).

1972

Hostetter Hardware Inc. forms and acquires H.S. Newcomer and Sons, a hardware store located at 93 East Main St. (Mount Joy). Arthur Hostetter and his wife Clara, along with their sons Jack and Kent, owned and operated this new location.

1982

Arthur purchases a 5-acre plot of land at the store’s current location, 1225 West Main St.

1983

Construction on the 35,000 square-foot building begins. The two stores merge and officially opening to the public on July 5.

1994

Store expands adding more than 21,000 square feet of warehouse space and two greenhouses.

1996

Just Ask Rental department is added, which currently offers a wide assortment of home and garden products, contractor equipment, and party and special event items for rent.

2000

Arthur passes away, and ownership is passed to Jack (current store President) and Kent (current Vice President).

2001

Business joins ADC (Appliance Dealer Cooperative), a part of NECO, the largest independent appliance buying group in the northeastern United States.

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Community Involvement

Supporting our Mount Joy neighbors and local non-profit organizations is important to us. Two ways we do this is by hosting regular blood drives and fundraisers for Lancaster County community groups.

Community Support

How Can We Help You?

Call us at 717-653-1841 or contact us if you have questions about products we have in stock, need to rent a tool, or have another question we can help you answer.

 

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