221 Mallery St # C,
St. Simons Island, GA 31522

Helping You Build Since 1930

J.C. Strother Company is a full-service hardware store and lumber yard offering building supplies for the Golden Isles and beyond. We are located in the St. Simons Island village with free parking out front, and in our lumber yard behind the store.

Welcome to J.C. Strother Hardware Company, operated today by the fourth generation Strother family.

Imagine The Golden Isles nearly a century ago when the founder of our family’s hardware company, John Carl “J.C.” Strother loaded heart pine planks into the Buicks and Cadillacs pulled up to the lumberyard on the waterfront.

To the current generation, J.C. is our grandfather and great-grandfather, and was a WWI veteran when he moved with his young family to St. Simons Island in 1928. He was a builder, but supplies were scarce. He opened J.C. Strother Hardware Company across the street from our current location in 1930.

Over the years, J.C. Strother and associates would build more than 300 homes on St. Simons Island, St. Mary’s, and in Brunswick. He began building homes off Frederica Road, shaping the historic neighborhood of Oglethorpe Park. During WWII, Brunswick was abuzz with a growing population as Liberty ships were being constructed. Many of these shipbuilders’ homes were supplied and built by J.C., who also was the building contractor for St. Simons Baptist Church, among other notable structures.

Stop in and say hi to the team! Bill Strother, Gordon Strother, Carlton Strother, Clay Strother and our longtime associates. We are glad you’re here.

Image: Courtesy Strother family

“J.C. Strother Hardware Co. has grown, like the island and coastal region we serve, beyond anything my grandfather could have ever imagined. We are proud to continue his legacy.”
—Bill Strother, Grandson

We have been in this two-story white brick building since 1947. We welcome contractors, home builders, renovators, and crafters—anyone who’s interested in a T-shirt or a T-square! We thank you for your business.

(912) 638-8601 ● 221 Mallery Street ● St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Open Weekdays 7am-5pm ● Saturday 8am-12pm ● Closed Sunday