Corporate Profile

Graaff-Reinet Hardware & Building Supplies is a family owned business with its roots set deep in the community of Graaff-Reinet. Our Hardware store functions from the same premises since the late 1940’s, and with the recently acquired adjoining property is set to soon become the biggest independent hardware store in the Greater Karoo area. Rooted, Born and raised in the Greater Karoo area, our focus is future based, and built on the prosperous growth of our Community, youth and country. 

Currently run by the second generation of Stannard Brothers, we pride ourselves in the joint knowledge of more than 150 years of hardware experience. A lot of this knowledge dealing with the special needs and requirements of the hundreds of heritage houses in Graaff-Reinet and surrounding areas. Dudley Stannard, was closely involved with the substantial renovations done during the 1980’s for the Towns Bicentennial festivities. 

Our employees are family, our clients our friends, and with the backing of the Essential Hardware group we are able to bring you quality, service and pricing you would expect from big city merchants. Graaff-Reinet Hardware is committed to make your building or DIY experience the most pleasurable of experiences while making your house, your HOME….

Our Team

Being a true Independent Community you can be assured of great service from people that live in the same community you live and you can have peace of mind that our Membership with a National Brand (Essential Hardware) ensures you of great products and pricing.

The Owners

Jacques and Alfred Stannard – The two brothers have actively managed the business since 2011 when Dudley retired. A complementary team that aims to see their father’s legacy live on. We are currently halfway through an extensive renovation and expansion project that will see the business grow to never before seen heights.

E-Mail: Alfred
E-Mail: Jacques

The Backbone of the Company

In a clock you see the hands, and the beautiful face, never knowing what it takes to have that simple display of accuracy, calm and beauty. These Four ladies are the gears, grease and timekeepers of what and who we are. 

Adèle Victor, Creditors Clerk

E-Mail: Adele

Elrè van der Westhuizen, Debtors Clerk

E-Mail: Elre

Anna Kleynhans, Filing and Admin Clerk Courtne Pieterse, Reception.

The Sales Staff

When it comes to building, DIY and household repairs, No-one is ever an expert! Our growing team of knowledgeable salesman, with an accumulated experience in the building and hardware arena of more than a 100 years, however: we are confident that we will be able to help you in every possible problem that might arise. 

Martin Verwey, Danie Swart, Danny Stannard, Johan Calitz, Renaldo Lewack,Thinus Nagel.

E-Mail: Sales 1
E-Mail: Sales 2

Supporting Staff

It doesn’t matter how big, strong or streamline the car is, without the tyres to hold it up, it doesn’t mean a thing. Our friendly and experienced supporting staff is what brings the needed stock to your door. 

FLTR: Andy Saaimans, Monray Wellman (Driver), Wally Kalaka (Yard Manager), Edward November , Magared de Wee (Merchandiser), Moos van Heerden, Freddie Dollies, Andre Sweers, Clive Ludik (Driver), Harry Jack, Hendrick Adams (Driver), Johny Arnolds (Driver), George du Plessis.

The Founders of Graaff-Reinet Hardware & Building Supplies

Marie and Dudley Stannard