Albino DaCorta

Our founder Albino DaCorta

Founded in 1946
DaCorta Hardware is a retail, commercial and industrial supplier of hardware, fasteners, Benjamin Moore Paint and building materials to the New York area. Founded in 1946, DaCorta Hardware offers friendly, local, personalized service, free delivery, a broad product selection and competitive prices to consumers and businesses.

Pride in Accomplishment
Founded in 1946 by Albino DaCorta, DaCorta Hardware set out to be the local communities one stop destination for hardware.

Through the years Albino expanded the business and eventually forged a relationship with Benjamin Moore Paints to become an authorized dealer of Benjamin Moore Paint.

Years later as Albino’s son John entered the business, the company again expanded by acquiring a vacant 6,000 square foot property in which the company expanded into the building materials business. The yard expansion made DaCorta Hardware a complete destination for not only hardware and paint but now drywall, lumber, masonry, roofing and building materials as well.

DaCorta Hardware plans to continue to do what it has done best for over 70 years, by providing the products the community asks for at competitive prices with old fashioned service.

Price is Something we Take Seriously
DaCorta Hardware realizes that value is the driving force behind where consumers shop. As a company that sells to retail, commercial and industrial trades it can be said that “price” is something we take very seriously. It is common for some businesses to sell “loss leaders” at prices that make their competitors look foolish. Often these promoted items do not reflect the true cost of shopping at one retailer vs. the other. DaCorta Hardware conducts a great deal of research regarding item pricing and also utilizes industry bases benchmark pricing provided by our extensive network of suppliers to make sure that we offer fair and balanced pricing across our inventory. In most cases if a consumer or business was to purchase all of their hardware and paint items at DaCorta Hardware vs. a competitor they would find that our pricing is very similar to that of a big box store.

Tools of the Trade
“Big box” hardware stores will often sell you the products they purchase at the best price, but this is not always the best product for your job. DaCorta Hardware has spent 70 years establishing relationships with the manufacturers of the finest products you know, trust and depend on for quality and reliability.

Our Queens, New York location carries over 30,000 items, many of which are made by manufacturers right here in the USA. Brands you know such as DeWalt, Stanley, Irwin, Lenox, Benjamin Moore, Channellock, Milwaukee, and Shop Vac at the competitive prices you expect to see at a big box retailer.

DaCorta Hardware also has relationships with The True Value Company, where three weekly deliveries provide us access to an additional 65,000 products with only a very brief two day lead time. Our expanded network of vendors provides us and ultimately you, our customers with access to over 250,000 products.

We have access to the brands you know and trust at the competitive prices you need with the local, friendly service you can only find at a neighborhood, family owned business.

A Member of the Community
DaCorta Hardware participates in the community by supporting a number of community related outings. We are also a proud member of the Queens Chamber of Commerce.

Our Queens, New York Storefront, Yard and Warehouse
Conveniently located on Astoria Blvd, between 91st and 92nd Street, DaCorta Hardware is just minutes from LaGuardia Airport, Flushing, Astoria, Long Island City and other communities in Queens.

Our Team

John DaCorta

John DaCorta

The second generation of DaCorta Hardware joined the company in 1963 after working in both the construction and sheet metal trades. Multi-faceted in his acumen of the industry John excels at working with commercial clientele and with sourcing and merchandising products. John has over 50 years of hardware experience and exemplifies fast, friendly and knowledgeable service.

Marc DaCorta

DaCorta Hardware’s third generation joined the company in 1996, taking on the role of Business Development Manager in 2008. Marc has expertise in finance and has worked to position the company in a manner that is more competitive with the big box stores. Marc has also implemented many of the technology based initiatives such as electronic statements and invoicing, online catalogs and email communication.

Quintino Battaglini

Quin joined DaCorta Hardware nearly 40 years ago and has held the title of General Manager for much of that time. Previously having worked with the ConEdison Company in addition to performing local handyman services Quin has hands on experience using the tools he sells.

Demetrio Tavarez

“Demi”, joined DaCorta Hardware in 2006 as a sales and stock associate and quickly moved into the role of Assistant Manager. Over the years as Demi built relationships with our commercial accounts we established an entirely new position titled Commercial Sales Manager. Currently Demi holds both of these positions and he is a shining example of efficiency, hard work and friendly, knowledgeable service.

Randy Thomas

Previously a store manager for Pep Boys Automotive, Randy has extensive experience in the automotive industry as well as knowledge of the inner workings of big box retailers. After joining DaCorta Hardware in 2008, Randy quickly moved into the role of Paint Department Manager, a department which has experienced a rapid sale increase under his tenure.

Alexandros Pitsironis

“Alex” has extensive experience in inventory control, accounting, management and computer information systems. He runs the Accounting, Fastener and Lumber and Building Materials departments at DaCorta Hardware. Alex is also fluent in Greek.

Weekend Warriors, Look no Further – DaCorta helps make DIY easy

There is no place like home and DaCorta Hardware has what you need for your local projects at prices you will love. Our experienced sales team contains members with real world general contracting, electrical, metal working and janitorial experience who are present to answer your questions and provide advice on what products you will need to complete your project.
We’re Connected

DaCorta Hardware is a member of True Value, providing you with the hometown service of a local business and the national reach of the True Value brand. The next time you need automotive, cleaning or housewares supplies stop in and take a look around. You might just be surprised at how many everyday household items we carry at competitive prices. In addition to all the hardware you could ever need, DaCorta Hardware is an authorized dealer of Benjamin Moore Paint. We carry advanced Eco-friendly waterborne paints like Aura, Natura, Ben, Regal Select, Ultra Spec and Super Hide Zero. Whether you are an old friend, or new to the neighborhood, stop in and say “hello”.

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