About Us Crafty Beaver didn’t become recognized as your neighborhood place to go for hardware in Skokie in a single day. We have been accomplishing so much 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 Skokie. One of the most awesome forms of help we can give is our massive inventory of all things hardware related. The fact is, 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 – we doubt it! – rest assured we can ship it for you from our warehouse to our location post haste and at no extra charge. The items we sell are those most wanted by consumers, also – top brand-name merchandise of premium caliber regardless of the price level. And our rates are among the most competitive and economical in the Skokie area. If there’s anything that positively sets Crafty Beaver above the pack, however, it’s our team members. All of us are fully trained, experienced, and knowledgeable Crafty Beaver representative: a pro in every respect! However, that wouldn’t mean anything to our shoppers if we weren’t also of a mindset to maintain the friendliest, most accommodating, and most personalized customer service ever. We delight in helping customers purchase the right product for their needs and financial situation … in describing how this or that product is properly used … and in adding whatever additional consultation is desired. 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 take a look for yourself the reason why many of your neighbors have counted us their go-to Skokie hardware retailer. We hope you’ll think so as well!