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Our COVID-19 inventory includes germicides approved on the EPA's List N, wipes, disinfectant and sanitizers in household and hospital strength, PPE including disposable and reusable masks with fiters, soaps and cleansers with anti-bacterial agents or eco friendly for commercial or home use, barriers and sneeze guards, hand sanitizer, sprayers and dispensers, and appropriate signage. If you're looking for something specific, please let us know.

We are an official license agent now for the California Department of Fish & Wildlife. That mea
ns hunting and fishing licenses are available in store.

Center Hardware Commercial & Industrial, Inc.

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3003 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 861-1800

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 Family Owned • Fiercely Independent Since 1880


COVID-19 Protocols for Center Hardware:

UPDATED: January 14, 2021

Businesses must: 

Inform customers about the need to wear a face covering, including posting signs;
Take reasonable steps to keep people who are not wearing a face covering from entering their business, and
Refuse service to anyone not wearing a face covering.

COVID-19 Response and Updated Procedures Regarding Social Distancing Protocols and Public Health

 Effective immediately:

  • If you have a fever, cough, or flu-like symptoms, you MAY NOT enter the store. Please return when you are well.
  • You must have appropriate face covering (without vents) to be granted entry into Center Hardware. We have options available for purchase.
  • Limit of FIFTEEN (15) customers at a time may be inside the store. Please respect social distancing when waiting outside.
  • Be aware of other customers and make sure you have 6' of distance between you and others while shopping.
  • No more than ONE (1) customer may be in any aisle at any time.
  • Please shop with a list and limit the amount of time you spend in the store.
  • Remember: Will call, curbside pickup, delivery options. You can call, email, or text us to coordinate. Call (415) 861-1800 / email / text (415) 881-1397 with your order and we can have it ready for you in will-call. 
  • If your child or pet may not stay at home, please keep them in your immediate area. All pets must be on a lead.
  • Our cleaning and sanitization schedule is posted inside the store.
  • Reusable bags may be used but you may not place them on our counter and you will need to bag your own items. 
  • No returns or exchanges on merchandise on transactions dated between March 1, 2020 and June 14, 2020.
  • Our floor is taped in 6' intervals for visual cues to aid social distancing.
  • Consider limiting cash transactions - not only is cash pretty filthy, there's a national coin shortage. We accept all major credit cards and contactless payments like Apple Pay.
  • Wash your hands.
  • Unfortunately, we are not currently able to make chip keys for your vehicles.

Center Hardware 140th Anniversary Logo

Celebrating 140 Years of Fine Hardware

You're sure to find everything you need to complete your project at Center Hardware. For more than 100 years, we have been providing high-quality tools, industrial supplies, and products to trade professionals and DIYers throughout the Bay Area. Whether you need a single lightbulb in your home or enough to light up the entire Bay Bridge, you'll find what you're looking for at Center Hardware. We have decades of experience working with San Francisco City departments, building engineers, hotels, airports, contractors, and companies of all sizes. We specialize in B2B.

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About Center Hardware

Center Hardware is a family-owned hardware store located in the Central Waterfront / Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco. The store has been a part of the community since 1880, and we are proud of our long history and excellent reputation. Now run by Keith Gentner and his daughter, Jamie, Center Hardware continues to provide great products and exceptional service to homeowners, contractors, and other customers. Take a look inside the store on our virtual tour!

  • Hand and Power Tools + Accessories
  • Hardware and Fasteners
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Safety and PPE
  • Maintenance and Janitorial (MRO)
  • Automotive
  • Paint and Painting Supplies + Sundries
  • Building Materials
  • Landscaping Supply and Outdoor Power Equipment (OPE)
  • Painter's Tools + Equipment

Free Delivery within San Francisco for Orders Over $75  •  Student Discounts Available (with Valid Student ID)


Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

(415) 861-1800


Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

3003 3rd St., San Francisco, CA 94107

Service Area
The Bay Area

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Getting Here
Center Hardware is conveniently located on 3rd Street at Cesar Chavez (Army Street) in San Francisco's Central Waterfront/Dogpatch neighborhood. We're easily accessible from Highway 101 and 280 and the 3rd Street corridor. We have a parking lot to serve our customers. If you are taking public transportation, the MUNI lines T, 19, 44, and 48 are best. Secure bike racks are available out front.