Martin’s Hardware & Building Supply

Westminster, Mass. — Martin and Kathleen Clark, owners and operators of Martin’s Hardware & Building Supply with locations in Bristol and Middlebury, Vermont, have agreed to sell their business to the Aubuchon Company.

Following the closing this fall, the Aubuchon Company will operate 110 stores in eight states.

“Martin and Kathleen have been serving friends, neighbors, and employees for nearly 28 years as owners. I’m inspired by their passion for people and dedication to building up their business,” said William E. Aubuchon, IV, president & CEO. “It’s important to pause and salute the long successful careers of Martin and Kathleen — congratulations to you both!”

“We are so grateful for the loyalty and support of our customers and cannot begin to say how incredibly thankful we are to have had the pleasure of working alongside so many dedicated and caring people who have always put customer service and our business above anything else. Our team has become part of our family. Without them, Martin’s Hardware would not be what it is today. They have been the core of our business and our success is a huge reflection of their efforts and abilities,” said Kathleen Clark.

“We have loved being involved in our community for so many years and it is bittersweet to end our careers but the time is right for us to move on and give the stores the ability to continue to grow under new ownership. We feel like Aubuchon has the ability to do just that. They are family run for 114 years with similar values. They are committed to their business but more importantly to their employees and communities in which they serve. We look forward to supporting our team through this transition so that our customers and community will continue to be supported for many years to come,” said Martin Clark.

The store in Bristol, Vermont will continue to operate as Martin’s Hardware & Building Supply. The existing Aubuchon Hardware store in Middlebury, Vermont (1.5 miles away from Martin’s) will merge into the Martin’s location in Middlebury. The new combined store will be rebranded as Aubuchon Hardware. A third store operated by Martin’s in Brattleboro, Vermont is not part of the acquisition and will close.

“We’ll soon be officially welcoming the Martin’s team to the Aubuchon family. We work hard, take care of each other, and have fun,” said Aubuchon. “We couldn’t be more excited to carry on the legacy of Martin’s Hardware!”