The Texas Wholesale Hardware Association was established in 1895 with twenty nine original members and grew to a high of forty six members. Some of the members from the past included:
Higginbotham Pearlstone, Dallas, TX established 1947
Huey & Philp Hardware, Dallas, TX established1898
Lowe- Carter, Weatherford,TX established 1905
McLendon Hardware Co., Waco, TX established 1929
Mickle-Burgher Hardware, Memphis, TX established 1904
Muroney & Co., Dallas, TX established 1884
Nash Hardware, Ft. Worth, TX established 1911
Roberts, Sanford & Taylor Co., Sherman, TX 1886
Walter Tips Co., Austin, TX established 1884
Watts Hardware Co., San Antonio, TX
Amarillo Hardware, Amarillo, TX established 1904
The current members include Buttery Hardware, Llano, TX, Handy Hardware, Houston, TX, CC Distributors, Corpus Christie, TX, Becknell Wholesale, Lubbock, TX,HDW Co., Shreveport, LA, Blish Mize Co., Atchison, KS.
The Texas Hardware Boosters joined the Texas Wholesale Hardware Association at their meeting in 1935 and the two have been meeting together ever since this date. The Texas Hardware is the oldest hardware group still in existence today.