Established in 1855 by F.A. Schneider, Johnson Hardware Company began as a small, family-owned hardware store with a vision to provide the Omaha community with a one-stop shop for all things hardware. Over the years, we have grown from a modest storefront in downtown Omaha to a spacious, modern showroom in West Omaha, while staying true to our roots of personalized service and genuine care for our customers. We are known for being the oldest business in Nebraska as well as a regional leader in the supply and installation of architectural and decorative hardware products.

Our Guiding Principles

Mission: To be the preferred material supplier and trusted partner in every market we serve, proudly leading with integrity, passion, and excellence.

Vision: Our vision is to be the most innovative and leading material supplier and manufacturing company, where building the future together makes a real difference in people's lives.

In 1868, F.A. Schneider's Hardware Store was one of the first buildings in downtown Omaha. In 1964, the Johnson Hardware building was located on the south side of Farnam Street between 12th to 13th Streets. Today, Johnson Hardware Company's downtown location at 12th & Pacific Streets continues to thrive almost 170 years later, and continues to grow its second location for residential hardware at 138th & Industrial Rd. in Omaha, Nebraska.
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Johnson Hardware, downtown Omaha, NE in 1855

In 1868, F.A. Schneider's Hardware Store was one of the first buildings on the main street in downtown Omaha.


In 1964, the Johnson Hardware building was located on the south side of Farnam Street between 12th to 13th Streets in downtown Omaha, Nebraska. Photo Credit

Johnson Hardware Showroom
Johnson Hardware Showroom

Core Values

  • 1 Integrity: Acting with honesty, transparency, and ethical behavior in all business practices.
  • 2 Customer Focus: Putting customers' needs at the center of all decision-making and striving to exceed their expectations.
  • 3 Innovation: Encouraging and embracing new ideas, creativity, and continuous improvement.
  • 4 Teamwork: Collaborating and working together effectively to achieve common goals.
  • 5 Respect: Treating everyone with dignity, valuing diversity, and fostering an inclusive work environment.
  • 6 Excellence: Pursing the highest standards of quality and performance in all endeavors.
  • 7 Accountability: Taking responsibility for actions, delivering on commitments, and owning up to mistakes.
  • 8 Adaptability: Embracing change, being flexible, and continuously learning to stay ahead in a dynamic business environment.
  • 9 Work-Life Balance: Promoting employee well-being and recognizing the importance of personal life outside of work.

Why Choose Us?

Expert Staff

Our dedicated team of experienced professionals is always ready to offer expert advice, product recommendations, and solutions to your decorative hardware-related queries. We believe in sharing our knowledge to empower you to make informed decisions for your home.

Top Brands

We only offer products from trusted brands known for their reliability and durability. This ensures that the hardware you purchase from us will stand the test of time.

Customer-Centric Approach

Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. We strive to create a welcoming and accommodating shopping experience that meets your unique requirements. You can trust us to start the job only after understanding where and how you want the hardware to be installed. We will coordinate with other trade professionals on your team to deliver the results that you expect. Your satisfaction is our top priority.

Community Engagement

We are proud to be an active member of the Omaha community. From sponsoring local events to participating in charitable initiatives, we believe in giving back to the community that has supported us throughout our journey.

Innovation & Adaptation

The hardware industry is constantly evolving, and we stay ahead of the curve by incorporating the latest products and styles into our inventory. We aim to provide innovative solutions that cater to modern demands.

Visit Us Today

Discover the Johnson Hardware Decorative Showroom difference for yourself. Whether you're looking for bathroom, kitchen or door accessories, we have it all. Our showroom and our knowledgeable staff are here to inspire and assist you in finding the right products for your project.

Our in-house design consultants have over 30 years of design experience and can help with every detail of your project. We invite you to bring your floor plans, cabinet elevations, contractor allowance, material samples, countertop samples, plumbing samples, or any relevant materials to help us share in your vision.

Thank you for considering Johnson Residential Hardware as your decorative hardware provider of choice. We look forward to serving you and helping you achieve your goals, one project at a time.

Feel free to visit our store, connect with us online, or give us a call – we're here to support you every step of the way.

-The Johnson Residential Hardware Team

Johnson Hardware Showroom

*Historical Photo Credit - 1964 Johnson Hardware storefront photo: From the Permanent Collection of the Durham Museum. Commercial use or distribution of the image is not permitted without prior permission of the copyright holder. Please contact The Durham Museum for permission to use the digital image.