About Trilling True Value Hardware
170 YEARS AND STILL GOING STRONG
In 1850, August Trilling, a first generation German immigrant opened a General Store on 8th and Pennsylvania Ave. At that time all stores were general stores supplying customers with hardware, turpentine and even whiskey.
In the late 1890’s, August moved the store to Michigan Avenue and in 1911 Trilling Hardware moved to it’s now present location of 9th and Michigan Avenue. Over the years this location has seen many changes from removing the display windows on the northeast corner, to adding the garden center in late 1995.
From August Trilling, Trilling Hardware has been handed down to the Trilling sons. In 1995, Hugo Trilling, the Great Grandson of August sold Trilling Hardware to Ervin Martens, who at the time of purchase owned another hardware store in Milwaukee. Ervin has remained the owner of Trilling Hardware and has expanded his ownership to two other True Value stores with one in Reedsburg and one in Waupun. Today all four stores work together in purchasing all the right products for our customers.
Selection is the key that has kept Trilling True Value around for over 170 years, where else can you go to buy just one nut or bolt when you need it or that one of kind plumbing part for an older faucet.
Great Customer Service, Competitive Prices and Convenience is what has kept customers coming back.
We pride ourselves on having friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful employees that will try to give you the best value on every visit to our store.
We are your HOMETOWN Store!!
“Love this hardware store. Reminds me of stores when I was a kid. They have everything from a to z! OK, not the greatest looking but boy oh boy, you can spend hours here. Staff is extremely pleasant and knowledgeable. Prices are the most competitive in the area.”
“Martens Trilling True Value is a store you would think wouldn’t survive in this age of big- box stores. It is a full- service old- fashioned hardware store that offers excellent customer service as well as a liberal return policy so incase you didn’t get the right item or it doesn’t fit for instance. They offer an array of items for sale and they are conveniently located in downtown Sheboygan! They are always happy to answer questions!”
“I love going to Trilling when I need an item from a hardware store. This store always seems to have anything you could need. The staff working there also are very knowledgeable and have always been able to answer any questions I have had. I love their location as well.”