Serving the Mount Joy Area Since 1927

We’ve been helping our customers find the products and the expert knowledge needed to make that DIY 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.

Kent Hostetter

Sales Manager

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

Zach Derr

Rental Department Manager

Jim Lefever

Appliance / Gas powered Equipment Sales Manager

Kendra Long

Housewares Department Manager

"I've been going here several times a week for the past 20 years and I am always impressed every time I go. The staff is extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. The store is always clean, neat, and well stocked. Of the roughly 3000 trips I've made to this store I don't believe I have ever not been asked if I needed help finding anything. They are slightly more on the high end in terms of pricing. You get what you pay for however and boy let me tell you what, the customer service here is beyond any I've ever experienced."
“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.”
"Hostetter's is my go to place for any and all fix-repair jobs around the home. The staff is knowledgeable and always there to answer questions. Hostetter's Hardware is small, but mighty in the quality of tools and equipment that you need for those around the home projects."

JB Hostetter Through the Years


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).


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


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


The business begins selling GE televisions.


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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.


Arthur passes away, and ownership is passed to Jack (current Advisor) and Kent (current Sales Manager).


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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