A Big Win for Small Business

  Last modified on August 7th, 2018

If you live on the Upper West Side, chances are you’ve already been to Beacon Paint & Hardware. Although people know Beacon Paint for their wide selection of plumbing and electrical supplies, lighting, air conditioning, fans, heaters, tools and paint color-matching services, people love them for their A+ customer service. Beacon Paint treats their customers as neighbors, not numbers, and that’s why this family-run small business has been winning ever since it opened its doors.

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An UWS Institution

Beacon Paint has been a go-to place for all home hardware needs for over 100 years! That’s right. Beacon Paint was founded in 1900 and they just celebrated their 116th anniversary on January 12, 2016.

Even though the neighborhood has changed drastically over the years, Beacon Paint’s warmth, hospitality, community-minded spirit and location has remained the same, and has contributed to their recent Five Year Lease Renewal!

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Awards & Recognition

People know quality when they experience it. The company’s YELP page boasts an impressive 4.5 star rating and the reviews speak for themselves!

Feels much like a small town hardware store: friendly, excellent service; knowledgeable staff; and a genuine interest in problem-solving and helping with your project. Reasonable prices and difficult I find odd as and ends.” – Arianna G, 10/21/2015

“I’m an Upper West Sider since the 80’s. It’s a small town to anyone who’s been here more than a year. The small shops make this NOT the Upper East Side. I get the best knowledge from the staff at Beacon. Some of those guys have been working there over 40 years. They know what they are talking about. The kids at Home Depot can not compete. Plus they are crazy for charities, running Bruce’s walk for 15 years and donating paint to non profits and taking care of the upper west side grammar schools. This is my hardware store. Super dog friendly too. Family owned and the store has been there as the hardware store for over 100 years. That’s not a joke. That’s a real number.”  – John M., 6/3/2015

This type of customer service and consistent performance earned Beacon Paint an array of honors and awards, including New York Small Business of the Year in 2008, Paint Dealer Magazine’s 2008 North American Paint Dealer of the Year, and a Forbes Enterprise Award; being named the number one hardware store on the West Side.

27775_115527608479792_2850629_nBeacon Paint was also the 2011 winner of a WESTY Award by the West Side Spirit. The awards went to New Yorkers who live or work in the community and whose accomplishments help improve the neighborhood.

Staying Strong & Improving the Neighborhood

Beacon Paint is more than just another hardware store. They have always taken pride in supporting the local community. Whether it’s something small and sweet like offering balloons to children and biscuits to dogs or donating any of their mismatched paint to a charitable organization or school in need, they are always there to help and put a smile on your face and make the Upper West Side an even better place.




It’s common to see one Upper West Side mom and pop store close after the other these days. That’s why it’s so important to support small businesses, especially the quality places you can always count on that have been calling the UWS their home for decades. Here’s to another 100 years!

Beacon Paint & Hardware is located at 371 Amsterdam Avenue. For more information, please call 212.787.1090.

P.S. Here’s an iLovetheUpperWestSide.com discount. Buy a $50 voucher and redeem it for $75 at Beacon Paint & Hardware. See full details and terms on their YELP page here.

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