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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

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.

tessiers old-1 tessiers old

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

Happy Holidays!!!

December 24, 2011 at 10:04 am Leave a comment

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Holidays!!!!

We at Tessier’s  hope your weekend, wherever you are, is safe, and filled with happy, happy , joy, joy!



The holiest of all holidays are those
Kept by ourselves in silence and apart;
The secret anniversaries of the heart,
When the full river of feeling overflows;–
The happy days unclouded to their close;
The sudden joys that our of darkness start
As flames from ashes; swift desires that dart
Like swallows singing down each wind that blows!
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



December 24, 2011 at 9:46 am Leave a comment

Tessier’s Hardware Holiday Special Deal of the Week! Week 4.

This week, no particular one item will be featured.

Instead, there will be many items featured with their prices slashed!!!

Also, any previously featured item will still be offered for their sale price.

Don’t forget about our Porter Cable Cordless kit for only $ 149.95, O’Keeffe’s Working Hands, LED Flashlights, Dremel tool, and so many other great last minute stocking stuffers and gifts!!

Visit our Web Store

for details and featured sale items.

December 19, 2011 at 11:07 am Leave a comment

Awesome Porter Cable Cordless Tool Kit Deal

New in Stock!!!

Porter-Cable PC418C-2 18-Volt NiCd Cordless 4-Piece Combo Kit

The Porter-Cable PC418C-2 Four-Tool combo kit provides the tradesman with a starting set that includes a drill/driver, a circular saw, a reciprocating saw, and a flashlight, along with two NiCad rechargeable batteries and a fast charger. These batteries can power all the tools as well as others in the Porter-Cable Tradesman line.

Drill/Driver Handles the Toughest Jobs
The drill/driver features a high-performance motor and two-speed gearbox that will deliver enough power and torque to get even the toughest jobs done quickly. The low gear setting offers high torque for heavy duty screwdriving, while the high gear provides optimum RPMs for quick drilling. The drill has a metal, single-sleeve half-inch chuck, which provides secure bit retention and solid durability. The drill/driver also includes a convenient, integrated LED work light that makes working in dark basements and dimly lit corners easier. An over-molded, contoured grip keeps your hand comfortable even during heavy and prolonged use.

Two Saws for Different Cuts
The PC186CS 6-1/2-inch circular saw features carbide tips that let you make long cuts with ease and efficiency, and the PC1800RS reciprocating saw features a compact size that allows it to be used in tight spaces.

Handy Flashlight Illuminates Dark Work Areas
When you work long hours into darkness or in a dimly lit basement, the PC1800L flashlight will conveniently light up dark work areas, letting you continue until the job is done.

Convenient Cordless Operation
Thanks to the tools’ cordless design, you can work safely and efficiently. The included NiCad battery packs work interchangeably with the tools, as well as with other tools in the Porter-Cable Tradesman cordless line. Additional batteries can be purchased separately. The included fast charger minimizes downtime by recharging batteries in under an hour.

What’s in the Box
PC1800D 18V Drill / Driver, PC186CS Circular Saw, PC1800RS Reciprocating Saw, PC1800L Flashlight, two PC18B NiCad battery packs, PCMVC Fast Charger, a soft-sided carrying case.

Now that I’ve got your attention……
Here’s the deal…..
All four tools, bag, two batteries and a charger for only….
$ 149.95

That’s right under $150!!!!!

Come down and visit us now to get yours. In store only, Limited Quantities Available.

December 16, 2011 at 12:20 pm Leave a comment

Holiday Gift Card Promotion

Holiday Gift Card Promotion

Get yours now!!!

Buy your $25 gift card here.

Buy your $50 gift card here.

Can be used in Store only at this time.
Purchase a gift card to be mailed to you or picked up in store.

Please print out checkout receipt to redeem your gift card value in store.

December 13, 2011 at 10:10 am Leave a comment

Our Holiday Hours 2011

Saturday December 24, 8:00-2:00
Sunday December 25, CLOSED: Merry Christmas !!!
Monday December 26, CLOSED
Dec. 27-Dec. 30, 7:00-5:00
Saturday December 31, 8:00 – 2:00
Sunday January 1, CLOSED: Happy New Year 2012 !!!
Monday January 2, CLOSED

Normal hours resume on Tuesday January 3, 2011

December 13, 2011 at 9:31 am Leave a comment

Tessier’s Hardware Holiday Special Deal of the Week! Week 3.

This week our Weekly

Web Special Deal is:


Coast LED Lenser Flashlight

Focusable LL7845CP

This 1.25 W LED Luxeon chip torch is a revolutionary new focusable LED handheld torch. By using superior optics and electronics this compact torch generates a powerful pure white beam. This beam can be focused anywhere from a flood beam of 50 degrees to a very narrow night piercing 10 degrees simply by twisting the head of the torch. Powered by 2 AA batteries, the Adjustable Focus 1.25 watt torch has an on/off button and is water resistant.

It comes with a lanyard and a pouch for carrying the torch either on a belt or attached elsewhere using the carabiner that is supplied.

$ 34.95

This qualifies for our FREE Shipping!!!!

Available online in our Web Store or in our store as well.

Click here to buy this deal!

Every week we are going to be featuring a Very Special Deal as a Product of the Week.  Check in with us every week to see what’s on sale! Of course they are extra special savings for the holidays!

December 12, 2011 at 10:25 am Leave a comment

Holiday Web Store Shipping Promotion

We are now offering




on orders over $25 !!!!


Visit our web store to take advantage of this now!

If your order is over $25, please choose that as your shipping method upon checkout and we’ll handle the rest!

December 8, 2011 at 11:08 am Leave a comment

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Mon to Fri 7:30am - 5:00pm
Sat - 8:00am - 2pm
Sun - closed

Contact and Address:

837 Central Ave
Pawtucket, RI 02861
Phone: (401) 726-9627
Fax: (401) 475-7191

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