W.W. Fairbairn & Sons

Founded in 1895, the history of W.W. Fairbairn is long and storied!


Over one hundred years ago, Scottish immigrant Walter Fairbairn turned a $3,000 dollar profit from the sale of wood harvested on his land into the beginnings of what is now a successful hardware, service, plumbing, and heating supply retailer. After the lumber business began to decline, Walter and his sons expanded the business to include plumbing and heating.


In 2005, W.W. Fairbairn & Sons, Inc. had the distinguished honor of becoming a Historical Site in the State of Michigan.


Now in the fourth generation of Fairbairn ownership, Tom Fairbairn Jr., has continued Walters’ legacy even further. In 2016, construction began on a new addition to W.W. Fairbairn & Sons and was completed in the Fall of 2017. This addition is dedicated to the Plumbing, Heating, and Service side of the business, allowing the Hardware store to expand and spread its wings for more retail space.


W.W. Fairbairn & Sons Hardware store hopes to further their reputation for being friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable to their customers while being responsive to consumer demands.. We sincerely thank the many loyal customers we serve daily.