Kraus Department Store

If We Don’t Have It, You Don’t Need It

Kraus Department Store opened its doors to the Erie community in 1886. Back then, our store was a modest 2,000 square foot building. Over the years, our location has grown and expanded to accommodate our customers’ needs. Our building now has over 11,000 square feet of retail merchandise and we look forward to continued growth in the future.

Erie's Favorite Local Hardware Store with a Classic Touch

At Kraus’ Department Store, the definition of value is represented by our hands-on approach to customer service, and that hasn’t changed since 1886.

There’s a reason why Kraus Department Store is the oldest and most beloved hardware store in Erie, PA. We provide service and items from hammers to custom lamps, circular saws to communion dresses, and equipment rentals to penny candy. At Kraus’, “if we don’t have it, you don’t need it.”

A Hardware Store Like No Other

Add convenience to your next home improvement project with a trip to Kraus Department Store in Erie, PA. Our hardware store offers exceptional remodeling products and outstanding customer service so that your next project doesn’t have to be complicated.

More Than 125 Years of Service in Erie, PA

Opened in 1886 by Edward Kraus, Kraus Department Store continues to be family owned and operated with 3rd, 4th & 5th generations active in everyday operations. The store has grown and developed throughout the generations, but the commitment to our customers has stayed strong. We look forward to many more years of quality service!

We Are Committed to Our Customers

No matter what you are looking for; we are committed to helping you find the best product or service for the job. Kraus Department Store has earned a favorable reputation as a service-oriented and unique hardware store in Erie, PA.

At Kraus Department Store, we pride ourselves on finding the best solutions for our customers, no matter what size the job is. Our customers are truly part of the Kraus family and have kept our store thriving for over 125 years. 


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