Carrying on the tradition started in 1957 by Cleotis Lee, Sr. of Lee Hardware, the Lee family established Lee Hardware and Building Supply in 1988. Richard and Denise Lee, owners of Lee Hardware and Building Supply opened the expanded division of LeeIndustrial in the 1990s and an additional physical location in Lakeland, Georgia in 2021. Lee Hardware and Building Supply, already an award-winning home center with the Valspar Platinum dealer award, the Hardware Connection Retail Beacon award, and the Orgill Pinnacle award for outstanding independent retailer, took the concepts of great customer service and competitive pricing and expanded into the area of industrial, janitorial, and safety supplies.
The minority run business with Denise Lee and third generation co-owner, Heather Lee Bruner at the helm, serves as an example to those looking to establish long term roots in their community through services and support by partnering with like-minded programs to train and employ the next generation of up-and-coming retailers. As a testament to their commitment to the next generation, they are a past recipient of the Helping Hands award given by the Waycross-Ware County Development Authority for “investing in our future workforce” and they generously support charities, sports programs, and school system activities throughout the surrounding communities.
To provide the community with quality products at competitive prices, Lee Hardware and Building Supply is a local dealer for name brand items
such as Case knives, Milwaukee tools, Traeger and Weber grills, Solo Stove,
DeWalt and Metabo tools to name a few. We also carry an extensive line of Georgia Boots and other safety items for the working community. As previously mentioned, our award-winning paint department offers a complete line of Valspar products with color-matching capabilities to all major brands of paint.
Our Waycross lumber yard stocks everything needed for building projects of any size with usually 1-2 day delivery options. We also offer top-quality windows, doors, and shingles to complete your build.
In looking to the future, Lee Hardware and Building Supply will continue the long-standing tradition of quality service and competitive pricing while giving back to the communities that helped us achieve our current level of success.