So, Christmas is behind us, but that doesn't mean we put the brakes on any necessary home improvement. And when it's time to get the home improvement supplies, we need to get them from the best source.
So, Christmas is behind us, but that doesn't mean we put the brakes on any necessary home improvement. And when it's time to get the home improvement supplies, we need to get them from the best source. That's the best way to ensure quality and reliability. Now here is a list of ten stores, between Kingston and Mandeville, that are the best when it comes to home improvement supplies.
Tile City & Home Centre was founded in 1999 by Jaleel and Guilda Handal. In 2003, they merged with the Do It Best brand and expanded their offerings to include home improvement products such as paints, plumbing, garden products, housewares and services. In 2013, the company became the first and exclusive authorized distributor of Kohler products in Jamaica.
Open: Mon - Fri: 9am to 5.30pm; Sat: 9am to 6pm; Sun: 10am to 3pm.
Tools Hardware & Supplies has on offer Tiles, Toilets, Doors, Windows, Shower Cabins, Shower Doors, Faucets, Locks, Paint, Hardware & many more home related finishing products. They receive mainly positive reviews. One customer left these comments: "I went there and bought quite a few products and was quite satisfied with the customer service."
Open: Mon - Sat: 9am to 5pm; Sun: 10am to 4pm.
H&L was incorporated on December 13, 1927 and opened its first location at 4 King Street in Kingston. Now under the name H&L Rapid True Value, its product offering includes lumber, paint, hardware, plumbing, tools, lawn and garden supplies, electrical supplies, lighting fixtures, windows, doors an more. They have 10 stores islandwide including 4 in Kingston.
Open: Mon - Thu: 8am to 5pm; Fri: 8am to 4pm; Sat: 9am to 4pm.
ACTIVE Home Centre (Active Traders Limited) claims to be Jamaica's #1 home enhancement retailer, providing customers with the widest selection of tiles, roofing systems, bathroom fixtures, ready-to-assemble kitchen cabinets, indoor and outdoor furniture, indoor and outdoor lighting, etc...all in one place at great prices. They get very good reviews over all and this customer's review is typical of all the reviews seen: "Yesterday was my 2nd visit. I find the staff most helpful from the maintenance staff to management."
Open: Mon - Fri: 9am to 5.30pm; Sat: 10am to 5pm.
Creative Building Finishes opened in 2000. They claim to be Specialists in Ceramic, Porcelain and Natural Stone floor and wall tiles. Products on offer include Ceramic Wall and Floor Tiles, Polished and Unpolished Porcelain; Travertine, Slate, Limestone and Marble, toilets, baths, basins, tile trims, thinset, grout, cleaners, sealers etc.
Open: Mon - Fri: 8.30am to 5pm; Sat: 9am to 4pm.
Super Valu Home Centre is categorized into many different departments to serve the needs of consumers, from building materials to household items. They claim to have some of the biggest brand names throughout their stock with a great number of choices in each item category. They stock items for home decor, houseware, kitchenware and for your lawn and/or garden.
Open: Mon - Sat: 8.30am to 7pm; Sun: 9.30am to 4pm.
Home & Things started in 1998 and now have two showrooms. They call themselves a Construction Finishes Superstore and claim to have the best selection of tiles, bathroom fixtures & faucets, granite, laminate flooring, home decor and more. Customers may apply for their Preferred Customer Gold Card and get special customer benefits like hassle free discounts, discounts on sale prices, sale price availability even after sale closing dates, advance notification of sales and more.
Open: Mon - Sat: 9am to 5pm.
FosRich was established in 1993 with 3 employees, and it now has a staff complement of 84 persons across 7 locations in Kingston, Mandeville, and Montego Bay. They offer free site visits and energy audits. Products on offer include Electrical- Circuit breakers, PVC trunking, panels, wires, plugs and switches, PVC pipes, PV (Solar) Systems, Solar Water Heaters and other complimentary products.
Open: Mon - Fri: 8am to 5pm.
Stewart's Hardware & Home Centre was founded in 1970 and its vision is to become the hardware company of choice. It has branches in Mandeville, May Pen and Old Harbour and provides for its customers building items, paints and accessories, househol items, lawn and garden items, hardware, plumbing and electrical items and more.
Open: Mon - Sat: 8am to 6pm; Sun: 9am to 4pm.
Cameron Industries was founded in 1991. According to their Facebook page, their cabinets, windows & doors are all made in Jamaica by Jamaicans at their factory in Hatfield in Mandeville. Their tile department also boasts the finest quality ceramic and porcelain tiles that complement any decor. The reviews are in the main favourable. One satisfied customer said this: "I was very happy with the warm hospitality from the staff every thing was in plain sight for customers to choose from all the different type of items on display. Thank you Cameron."
Open: Monday-Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm; Fridays: 8:30am - 4:00pm