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Company Vision

To be the preferred supplier of hardware, building materials, and Finish sales in all markets we serve.

Company Values

· Honesty, Integrity, & Pride in what we accomplish together

  • Respect for Each Other
  • Teamwork
  • Friendliness
  • Community Involvement
  • Passion, Enthusiasm and Hunger


For the last four generations, the Crocketts have been in the hardware and lumber business. In 90 years the family has evolved from small neighborhood hardware store to running three Do-It-Best hardware store/lumber yards in the Clearwater Valley and Camas Prairie, with each generation bringing something new to the table. In 1928, Oren Crockett bought an interest in the J M Bryant store with John Bryant. John Bryant was father to the late Vera Werner and Maxine Musiel of Orofino. After the death to typhoid fever of their son William, Oren and his wife, Nell moved to Riverside, CA. In 1930 they returned to Orofino, bought out the interest of John Bryant and started Crockett's Hardware.

Three years later, at the height of the depression, Oren added furniture to the variety of products he already carried to further meet the needs of his customers. He ran the business as Crockett’s Hardware and Furniture by himself until his son John became partner in 1945 after returning from the service. In 1947, Oren retired and John became owner and manager. John continued running Crockett’s Hardware and added a lumberyard when he bought Orofino Builders Supply in 1958. He ran both stores until 1965 when he consolidated everything into the current store on Riverside Avenue. He incorporated the business in the early 1960’s and took on Frank Schoeffler as a partner until his retirement in the early 1970’s.

Orofino Builders Supply burned to the ground at the present location on April 14, 1970. John, Frank and crew rebuilt the entire store themselves. Those in the crew besides John and Frank were Lowell (Dick) Bashaw, Sonny Mitchell, Irv Foster and Homer Noah. Steve Crockett,  John’s second oldest son, joined the business upon the reopening in September of 1970. Leila came on board in September of 1973. Shortly thereafter Steve’s brother, Doug Crockett came home and he became a partner with Steve and Leila Crockett.

In 1990, they added a second location to the family business with the purchase of Grangeville Builders Supply. Steve and Leila’s youngest son, Will, moved back to Orofino in 2005 worked as operations Manager of all three stores, but in 2012 bought his parents interest in the business and Steve passed over control, just as his father and grandfather did before him. Many changes have taken place in the Orofino store. During the high point of logging in Orofino, logging supplies were sold and a cable press made logging chokers.

At one time the store carried and delivered heating coal and now does the same with wood pellets. As the needs of the communities change, the Crocketts have tried to keep up with those changes. They continue to look for ways to serve the needs of their customers and in the last couple of years have added takeoff services, crane service, and installed insulation to their repertoire.  A brand new store, Clearwater Builders Supply opened  Dec 1, 2007 between Kamiah and Kooskia. This 26,000 square foot store featured a drive-thru lumberyard, hunting and fishing section, and a Do-It-Best retail store and was designed to become a one stop shop for all of their customer’s building needs.   Centrally located between the existing Orofino Builders Supply and Grangeville Builders Supply, the new store helped centralize the distribution of building materials and allow them to service a greater segment of the Clearwater Valley and Camas Prairie. The hunting and fishing department was closed in 2012 and the design center, featuring cabinets, flooring and appliances was built. The Orofino Design Center got it's new home at 830 Michigan Ave in Nov 2014.  The Crocketts have committed themselves to putting the needs of their customers at the forefront as evidenced by the expansion of their business over the years. There have many changes over the last 90 years but the Crockett family’s commitment to quality and customer service has remained unchanged and will continue into the future.


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