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We are now carrying Beer and Wine Making Supplies

Tessier’s Hardware is now offering quality ingredients and superior service to home brewers.
For the best-tasting, freshest and most local beer, cider, wine and soda, try making your own at home. Homebrewing is a fun hobby, and brings you a whole world of new flavors, with ingredients you can control. It can even save you a little money, too.

Get something new a-brewin’ on the homestead by learning how to craft your own cider, beer, wine and soda. With simple ingredients, a small upfront equipment investment, and a bit of time learning the ropes, you’ll soon be turning out refreshing fermented beverages customized to your palate and preferred strength.

We offer a full line of malt extracts from Alexanders, Munton’s, Coopers, Briess. We also carry grain from Weyermann, Crisp and Munton’s just to name a few. Tessier’s prides itself on a fresh yeast stock that is rotated constantly to ensure freshness. Our large selection of yeast includes White Labs, RedStar and Fermentis. Let’s not forget hops, we have you covered from the strongest IPA to the most subtle of German Pilsners, the hops are always kept in cold storage to ensure freshness.

We also support brewers of wine, cider, meads, and soda. The wine kits we carry include Orchard Breezin, Grand Cru and Vino del Vido brands, along with any chemicals needed to make it shine. Our knowledgeable staff will be able to answer any questions you might have about the home brewing process.

Beer and Wine Making Supplies

You could make these delicious beverages, we can help!!


Beer & Wine Making Starter Kits and Ingredient Kits
Root Beer / Soda Starter Kits & Extracts
Cappers, Corkers, Bottle Caps, &Wine Corks
Fermenting Buckets and Glass Carboys
Beer Bottles, Wine Bottles
Malt Extract (Syrup & Dry)
Whole and Crushed Grains

Hop Pellets
Wine & Beer Additives
Books & More!



June 6, 2017 at 10:38 am Leave a comment

Earth Day 2017 Annual Event is This Saturday


Greenlite-logo-Web LED Light Bulbs Starting at 99 cents each!!!!!






Giveaways and Raffle!!!!

Huge Discounts on Name Brand Outdoor Living and Gardening Supplies!!!!


Look for this around the store centennial and save big bucks!!!!

April 18, 2017 at 8:46 am Leave a comment

Earth Day Event on April 22 !!!

Earth Day 2017

April 4, 2017 at 10:42 am Leave a comment

Centennial LED Bulb Anniversary Bonanza Sale


Sale prices available online or in store, Get your bulbs today and start saving in your home or business.

These deals may not last forever, now is your chance to change out all the bulbs in your house for a very affordable cost and save instantly on your electrical bill.

Check out our new YouTube channel.  Funny commercials we made over the years and a couple of documentary pieces on our business.  Hope to have more content coming soon.


February 3, 2017 at 8:56 am Leave a comment

Happy Holidays from Tessier’s Hardware


Wishing You all the Joys of the Season and Every Happiness Throughout the Coming Year from the Tessier’s family as we enter our 100th anniversary in 2017.

Tessier’s will be open on Christmas Eve,  Saturday December 24th from 8:00 AM till 2:00 PM until further notice

Christmas Day, Sunday December 25th:  Closed

Monday, December 26th: Closed

Tuesday through Friday, December 27th-30th:  7:30 to 5:00

Saturday New Years Eve, December 31st: 8:00 to 2:00 until further notice

Sunday New Years Day, January 1st: Closed  Happy New Year !!!!

Monday, January 2nd:  Closed

Tuesday, January 3rd: Normal Hours resume


December 21, 2016 at 11:18 am Leave a comment

Tessier’s Earth Day Celebration 2015

Saturday   April 23rd, 2015    9AM till 2PM

Earth Day 2016

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Check out our special guest Balloon Artist, Anthony!!!!  Fun for all!!

April 13, 2016 at 11:18 am Leave a comment

Small Business Saturday — Shop Small, Save Big On November 28th



Nov 28 is Small Business Saturday(R), a day created specifically for small businesses like Tessier’s Hardware. This year, don’t just Shop Small(R) for our Personal Touch. Do it for the businesses you love, for the community you call home, and for the money that can stay in the neighborhood when we all Shop Small. This Nov 28, get up, get out, and Shop Small.

Find us at 837 Central Ave between the hours of 8AM and 2 PM on Nov 28.

Thanks for choosing to #ShopSmall. Please share your Small Business Saturday experience on your social channels. See you Saturday!


November 16, 2015 at 4:03 pm Leave a comment

Local Home Improvement Purchases Give Back to Our Hometown for the Holidays

Study shows shopping at local home improvement stores

makes significant economic impact on community


Pawtucket, 11/16/2015  — You’ve made your holiday shopping list and you’ve checked it twice. But where you shop this holiday season can be just as important as what you buy. Purchasing gifts from local home improvement stores, such as Tessier’s Paint and Hardware, this holiday season will make an important economic impact on our hometown.

Nearly twice as much money spent at a locally owned home improvement store will stay in our community compared to dollars spent at a big-box store. Buying gifts at local home improvement stores, such as Tessier’s Paint and Hardware, will not only make you the most popular and thoughtful gift giver, but will also allow you to keep money in the local community by simply being a conscious consumer.

A recent study sponsored by the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) and Independent We Stand and conducted by Civic Economics shows that a dollar spent at a local home improvement business generates 97 percent more local economic activity than a dollar spent at a big-box store. This statistic means that your shopping decisions this holiday season can put twice as much money toward our community schools, local charities, sports teams and more.

Planning to purchase power equipment for someone on your gift list? Buying from an independent dealer results in a 71-percent increase in local economic activity compared to purchasing similar equipment from major chain stores, according to the study. Other gifts to consider purchasing from Tessier’s Paint and Hardware include hand tools, Stanley Fat Max 25 ft Tape Measure for $ 14.95 and the Nebo Slyde Flashlight for $25.00.

For every $500 spent on gifts at local home improvement stores this holiday season, $115 will stay in our community. Spend the same amount at a big box and our community loses nearly half of that money.

The potential national impact of shopping at local home improvement stores is even bigger. Together, the two largest national home center chains – Lowe’s and Home Depot – sold $114 billion in goods in 2013. If only 10 percent of that business had gone to independent stores throughout the country, hometowns, like Pawtucket, across the U.S. would have collectively seen a $1.3 billion increase in economic activity.

Choose to be part of something bigger this holiday season by shopping at local home improvement stores. Keep your money where your house is and choose our hometown for the holidays.

For more information about the study, visit

About the North American Retail Hardware Association:

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is a nonprofit trade association with a mission to help independent hardware stores, home centers and lumberyards in the U.S. and Canada become better and more profitable retailers. NRHA fulfills its mission by providing information, training programs, educational resources and networking opportunities to thousands of retailers. Visit for more information.

About Independent We Stand:

Independent We Stand is an organization that helps business owners across the country inform their communities about the importance of buying local products and how these efforts bolster their local economies. Independent We Stand supports all local and national causes committed to boosting local economic development projects. Visit for more information.

About Civic Economics:

Civic Economics is a research firm that studies the economics of local retail and service. The company provides a data-driven approach to business and community initiatives for clients across North America. Visit for more information.

About Tessier’s Hardware:

Emile Tessier was born in Canada in 1884 and married Anna Desroches in 1909.

Emile Tessier

Emile Tessier

Anna Tessier

Anna Tessier

Together, they immigrated to the United States from Canada in 1914 at the age of 30, speaking very little English and armed with only a fifth-grade education. Shortly thereafter, Anna was a savvy entrepreneur and Emile was a tin smith by trade, they opened Anna Tessier’s Dry Goods in Central Falls, RI.

Anna Tessier's Dry Goods

Anna Tessier’s Dry Goods

Tollgate House, Lincoln RI

Tollgate House, Lincoln RI

Through hard work and perseverance, they decided to establish a hardware store in 1917 in Pawtucket, RI, Tessier’s General Store.

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Almost one hundred years later, Tessier’s Paint & Hardware still stands in the same building after a few additions and updates over the years, employing about 10 people.  If you look closely at the ceiling and walls, the original tin ceiling and walls are a reminder of the past and an amazing feat hand crafted by Emile’s hands himself.


Hand crafted tin ceiling by Emile

2nd Generation Edouard Tessier Behind the counter

2nd Generation Edouard Tessier Behind the counter

The remarkable growth and transitions over time by Tessier’s Paint & Hardware can be attributed to the company treating its customers as friends and always making them number one. We believe that the business was founded on the principle of buying economically and we give our customers what they want, high-grade hardware at a price everyone can afford.

New sign featuring Edouard with sign artist/brother in law Austin

New sign featuring Edouard with sign artist/brother in law Austin

Tessier’s Paint & Hardware never lost track of where it started, and today it still remains “all in the family” with 3 family members currently employed, including the fourth generation.

November 16, 2015 at 1:22 pm Leave a comment

Black Friday Specials For Two Weeks At Tessier’s

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See the specials online at…/spe…/black-friday-specials/.
We don’t believe in making people wait out all night long, so at Tessier’s, our Black Friday Specials are for the next two weeks!!!!

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$500 spent on gifts at Tessier’s this Black Friday keeps $115 in the community. Spend the same amount at a big box, and our community loses nearly half that amount.

Planning on shopping this Black Friday? Research shows that shopping at Tessier’s versus a big box keeps twice as much money in the local economy. That creates more jobs for our neighbors and keeps tax dollars in our town.

Choose local this holiday season! Research shows that buying products from Tessier’s keeps twice as much money in our hometown economy than the same purchase made at a chain store.

Holiday shopping at Tessier’s versus a big-box store keeps twice as much money in the local community, creating more jobs for our neighbors and keeping tax dollars in our hometown!

For every $500 spent on holiday gifts at Tessier’s, $115 recirculates back into our hometown, compared to $58 from a national chain. Let’s choose our hometown for the holidays!

Choose our hometown for the holidays by purchasing gifts for family and friends at Tessier’s, your locally owned and operated independent home improvement store.

Do you know how much shopping locally this holiday season could impact our hometown? Put our ZIP code into the Home Sweet Home Economic Impact Calculator to find out!

November 16, 2015 at 1:16 pm Leave a comment

Tessier’s launches new, improved website

Tessier’s Hardware is pleased to announce revisions and improvements to the company website.

The new website design features several changes that make navigation and shopping even easier.  Including close to 10,000 products available at your fingertips to shop and compare.

The new site has been launched and available at any time for your shopping enjoyment and convenience.

Among the improvements aimed at providing the same great information with a better delivery mechanism:

  • Quicker and more robust search functionality
  • One-click access to information, including Compare and Wishlists
  • Enhanced visual layout
  • Improved product selection, with our prices and quantities being reflected as time moves forward.
  • Better compatibility for today’s mobile devices

If you have made purchases with our old system, we did our best to bring over your purchase history.  Some items might not appear and the order number may have changed, but the order information is there.

The new website system will allow you to shop from your job site or home from any device and either ship to your home or be available for pickup after a handling time passes.  You will be able to pay online with your credit card or PayPal account, or for in store pickup, use cash, credit card, or bill to your in house account.

This system will also lead us to a more updated POS system, which will be implemented in the future once we have gone through some testing phases, hopefully soon into the new year with a few select test customers.

Designed and developed by Tessier’s Manager Ed Tessier, the site allows for easy access to Tessier’s literature located under the Tessier’s Information menu link, such as contractor contact lists and local businesses we support and who support us. Also, you can find Tessier’s Announcements and DIY videos.  All literature has been recently updated.

We realize that company websites are more important than ever and we plan to maintain and upgrade the Tessier’s website on a regular basis to stay on the leading edge of communication.

We will also feature our About page with an interesting history about our business and family, we invite you to check it out. If you wish to own your very own Tessier’s Hardware unique merchandise, we have a page featuring some very awesome custom products! You can also view our video commercials, made by Eric Tessier.

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We invite you to visit our site and have fun!!

December 29, 2014 at 1:28 pm Leave a comment

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837 Central Ave
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