About Us, Crafty Beaver Serving since 1934 Crafty Beaver didn’t become recognized as your neighborhood place to go for hardware in Chicago and Skokie overnight. We have been here for you since 1934. It certainly helps that we are connected with Do it Best®, one of the biggest home improvement co-ops in the DIY and renovation business. They allow us the flexibility to be who we want to be as a hardware and DIY convenience store. We’ve had a bunch of local customers come into the store to ask questions and learn about what we are all about over the years. Once our customers learn about all the services we bring to the table… how could they not stop back? Our customers are enthusiastic and treasure us in Chicago and Skokie. One of the best things about us is our massive inventory of all things hardware. But it doesn’t stop there! We are a hardware store, a hand tool and power tool retailer, a lawn-and-garden center, a home décor store, a lumberyard, a building supply store, and so much more all rolled into one! If we haven’t got what you’re looking for in-store – unlikely! – rest assured, we can ship it for you from our warehouse to our location quickly and at no extra charge. The items we sell are those consumers want including brand-name merchandise of premium caliber regardless of the price level. And our prices are among the most competitive and economical in the Chicago and Skokie area. If there’s anything that sets Crafty Beaver apart from the pack, it’s our awesome team members. All of us are fully trained, experienced, and knowledgeable Crafty Beaver representatives: a pro in every respect! However, that wouldn’t mean anything to our customers without maintaining the most friendly, personalized customer service ever. We delight in helping customers purchase the right product for their needs and at the right price. If you talk with us, you have our undivided attention. So…what’s the hold-up? If you have not tried us yet, stop by Crafty Beaver now, and see for yourself the reason why many of your neighbors have trusted us as their go-to Chicago and Skokie hardware and lumber store. We hope you’ll think so as well!