True Value Co.    



8600 W Bryn Mawr Ave.

Chicago, IL 60631-3505

United States

(773) 695-5000

Company description

Formed by the merger of Cotter and Company and Servistar Coast to Coast, TruServ surpassed Ace Hardware to become the largest cooperative of hardware in the world. With over 10000 outlet chains across the globe, including several rental and home and garden centers, one could almost build a house just by shopping at TruServ owned franchises.

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News and information about True Value Co.

Schulte Hardware in Normandy Closing after 113 Years
St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO); January 30, 2018; 700+ words
...guess Ill have to start shopping at Lowes or The Home Depot, she said as she shopped at the store Monday. Schulte, a True Value co-op, is the latest local hardware store to close after decades of longevity. Ferguson True Value closed its location...
Retail Center Proposed on Dishman-Mica Road
Journal of Business; December 21, 2017; 700+ words built on the perimeter of the parcel surrounding the existing 33,300-square-foot supermarket, which has a True Value Co. hardware store within it, says Anderson.Each building will include space for three to six tenants, he says...
True Value Considering Sale
Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL); July 12, 2017; 411 words
Byline: Kiel Porter Bloomberg News True Value Co. is considering a sale that could value the home-improvement store chain at about $800 million, according to people familiar...
Electrical Wholesaling (Online Exclusive); October 1, 2016; 700+ words
...working previously as a divisional sales merchant assistant for Home Depot and an assistant product merchant for True Value Co. He has an associate's degree from Triton College. In her role as marketing communications coordinator, Smith...
Rit Honors Distinguished Alumni This Week
States News Service; April 8, 2016; 700+ words
...Hall. John Hartmann '85 (criminal justice) represents the College of Liberal Arts. He is the president and CEO of True Value Co., one of the world's largest retailer-owned wholesale hardware cooperatives. Hartmann will present "Criminal...
Meet College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Alumnus John Hartmann
States News Service; April 5, 2016; 615 words
...Rochester Institute of Technology: From being the first in his family to attend college to becoming president and CEO of True Value Co., these achievements have been part of a plan John Hartmann '85, the 2016 Distinguished Alumnus from the College...
Ditch Witch Honored by True Value Co. at the Rental Show
Rental Equipment Register (Online Exclusive); March 7, 2016; 321 words
Byline: Michael Roth Ditch Witch, a Charles Machine Works Co., was honored by the True Value Co. as its 2015 Lawn & Garden Vendor of the Year at the The Rental Show in Atlanta. Awarded annually, the award recognizes outstanding...
Point-of-Rental and ECi RockSolid Provide Hardware-Rental Integration
Rental Equipment Register (Online Exclusive); November 3, 2015; 504 words
...with my rental catalog automatically uploaded makes it so much easier from a management standpoint," said Brunswick True Value co-owner Patrick Miller. "We only have to manage one set of inventory and it automatically appears online with our...

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Industry information

NAICS codes 
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes are used to classify businesses for the purpose of collecting statistical data related to the U.S. economy. NAICS codes have been assigned to international companies to help organize all companies by type of activity.  

Primary: 423710 - Hardware Merchant Wholesalers

325510 - Paint and Coating Manufacturing

332510 - Hardware Manufacturing

423220 - Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers

423820 - Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers


SIC codes 
Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes classify establishments by their primary type of activity. SIC codes are a U.S. Census Bureau system but can apply to international companies.  

Primary: 5072 - Hardware industry report

2851 - Paints, Varnishes, Lacquers, Enamels and Allied Products industry report

3429 - Hardware, NEC industry report

5023 - Homefurnishings industry report

5083 - Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment industry report