Mark Baker - Owner
John Garth - Owner
Most Ipswich contractors and homeowners already know Tedford’s Building Materials & Hardware is the right spot to get all they need for their projects of all sizes. Our numerous loyal customers point to our stellar reputation in the Ipswich area as a full-service lumberyard and hardware store. This is a reputation that has been in the making for more than six decades.
What’s so great about Tedford’s? It’s more than about the number of years we’ve been in business. Our history is rich in family, friendship, service, and dedication—qualities that can be hard to find in today’s business world. Although the industry continues to change and big box stores continue to do their thing, at Tedford’s we remain committed to those hallmarks that have set us apart all these years.
It all began with two WWII U.S. Navy Veterans, Jim Tedford, Sr. and Bill Martin, who originally opened the business as a sawmill. Eventually, they purchased property in Brown’s Square and started a lumberyard which in time expanded into a full-service lumberyard and hardware store. While Bill Martin eventually left the business, Jim Tedford kept it going and partnered with the True Value Company in 1975.
After spending some time getting to know the unique nature of Tedford’s and their special way of doing business, Mark Baker and John Garth purchased the business in 2015. They continue to honor the Tedford legacy through a commitment to premium building supplies and hardware and exceptional customer service.
As a True Value coop member, Tedford’s is able to offer a wide selection of premium building materials and hardware, while keeping prices competitive for Ipswich area contractors and homeowners.
No matter the type or scope of your project, we have the products you need—both True Value and national brands. What’s more, we offer no mediocre products; they are all the best of the best!
While our products are impressive, the service is what gives our customers something to talk about. We offer it all, and we offer it well:
To learn more about what makes Tedford’s Building Materials & Hardware essential to Ipswich contractors and homeowners, stop by our store or call us today at 978.356.4387.