Gilberts Hardware and Appliance have been serving Shiawassee County since 1965. Beginning as a Western Auto Associate Store, business grew from one to three storefronts. Chuck and Mary Ann Gilbert welcomed their sons K.C. and Bill into the business in 1976. Shifting their focus to hardware the company in 1979 joined True Value Hardware. In 1980 Major Appliances were added to their TV and Stereo Department. In 1987 the Gilbert Family acquired the adjacent buildings and expanded two additional storefronts.
To further compete in the Appliance and TV Store, Gilberts joined a national buying group called Brand Source in 1992. A 15,500 sq. ft. second store featuring Rental, Paint, Lawn & Garden and Hardware was opened in Dewitt, Michigan. Switching from True Value Hardware to become Do it Best Hardware Stores in 2012, strengthened our core hardware departments in both stores. With over 10,000 sq. ft. of sales area in both the Owosso and Dewitt Hardware Stores and 5,500 sq. ft. in the Owosso Appliance Store, Gilberts offer the best selection backed by uncompromised service. We are proud to say our people “Make a Difference”!