BELLEFONTE, PA – February 1, 2022 – HC HoodCo in Bellefonte, PA announced today that it is changing names and will continue operations as Builders’ Hardware & Specialty Company (BHS). Both HC HoodCo and Builders’ Hardware are divisions of The Cook & Boardman Group, the largest commercial door, frame, and hardware distributor in the US. The purpose of the name change is to provide HoodCo customers with additional resources and access to BHS’s expanded inventory.
All customer contacts will remain the same, and the staff in Bellefonte will remain unchanged.
“Since their beginning in 1989, the HoodCo team always strived to provide top-tier service to their clients and have built a reputable, respected brand in Central Pennsylvania as The Door People,” explained Bryan McMakin, Regional Vice-President with Cook & Boardman. “Today, we are taking the opportunity to consolidate our brands under The Cook & Boardman umbrella by making a change to Builders’ Hardware, a powerful and recognizable brand throughout PA, OH and NY. While this is a significant change, our core values remain the same. We are the same people, the same company – just with a new look! We are thrilled for 2022 and beyond in Bellefonte.”
For over 65 years, Builders’ Hardware & Specialty Company has forged a reputation in the region as a top supplier of commercial and non-residential doors, frames, hardware, aftermarket repair, division 10 specialty products, and division 28 products including access control and electronic security.
The Bellefonte location becomes the sixth BHS property in the region, with locations in Pittsburgh, Erie, two in northern Ohio, and one in western New York.
About The Cook & Boardman Group
Cook & Boardman is the premier distributor of commercial doors, frames & hardware and one of the nation’s fastest growing providers of integrated security solutions - including physical security, access control, wireless networking, low-voltage cabling, audio/visual and managed information technology products. The company serves multi-family and non-residential markets including commercial, education, government, healthcare, office and hospitality sectors from more than 70 locations across 21 states and nationwide through its online store at www.cookandboardman.com.