Rockler USA

The history of Rockler Woodworking and Hardware goes back to 1954, when Norton Rockler started the Minnesota Woodworkers Supply Company in north Minneapolis. It was a small mail-order business with a big aspiration – to become woodworkers' go-to resource for everything they need to complete their projects.

Since then, Rockler has grown into an industry-leading woodworking and hardware source with a nationwide chain of stores and international reach through their catalogs and website. In many ways, a lot has changed. Rockler have continuously added to their offerings as woodworking technologies have advanced, and they are constantly working to bring the industry's most innovative products, thinking and education to their stores and website.

But in other important ways, much has remained the same. Throughout their history, Rockler has been a family-owned business – and in business, as with family, relationships are important. Rockler still work with many of the same vendors whose products appeared in their catalogs decades ago. They still strive to establish connections with their customers, that extend well beyond mere financial transactions.  You can count on Rockler for the products, advice and encouragement you need to finish your projects, and you can count on them to stand behind the products that they sell. As Rockler's  founder wrote in the introduction to a 1988 catalog, "Our commitment to you doesn't end when the package arrives."

Rockler are also committed to the future of woodworking, DIY, and the natural resources that make woodworking possible. That's why they strive to provide "green" products, to emphasise recycling and to support sustainable forest growth through the Hardwood Forestry Fund. They are  particularly gratified that Rockler has been named the 2014 recipient of the Forestry Fund's Gifford Pinchot Award in recognition of the company's "significant effort to plant hardwood trees in America."

So as Rockler celebrates their rich history, they look forward to many more years in the workshop with you. Rockler's goal still is to be your go-to DIY resource – for everything you need to build both your projects and your confidence.