B&B Hardware is a family-owned and operated hardware store that has been in Milan for 60 years!
We are proud to serve Milan and our surrounding communities.
RJ McDaniel, President, is 4th generation and proud to continue a family legacy.
1858-Building was constructed as the Davis Hotel, Camden Mills (Milan), IL.
1882-Building became C.H. Dibbern & Son Hardware.
1941-Hardware store was purchased by Israel (Is) Post (Great, Great Uncle to R.J. McDaniel) Store name was Post Hardware.
1951-Store name was changed to B&B Hardware when owners were transferred to non-family member (Harold Brown).
1955-Store joined the True Value co-op.
1963-Store changed owners back to current family ownership. Edna Post & John McDaniel (R.J.'s Great Aunt and Grandfather) assumed ownership but decided to keep B&B Hardware as the name.
1967- B&B Hardware became a corporation.
1968-A new building was built onto the old building/frame (same location:334 W 2nd Ave Milan, IL.). Store never closed during the construction.
2000-B&B joined the co-op Do It Best from direction of owners; Marylyn McDaniel & Reed McDaniel (Grandmother and Father to R.J.)
2007-Store was relocated to a bigger location in Milan with great parking. Owned & operated by Reed McDaniel & R.J. McDaniel Jr.
2019-Owned & operated: R.J. McDaniel Jr. (4th Gen owner)