Kermit Singelstad realized his dream of owning a hardware store when he bought the business from his boss. Kermit had managed that store for 20 years and on May 2. 2005, he and his son, Kristoffer, opened Singelstad Doit Best Hardware. The property on which the store stands was once home to Richard Sears, founder of Sears and Roebuck, who had worked as a railroad depot agent in Lake Mills before opening his mail order business.
The business is known for its variety of quality products including Maytag and Whirlpool appliances, Milwaukee Tools, Do it Best paint, plus a complete line of plumbing, electrical, automotive, hardware, housewares, lawn and garden, toys, hand and power tool departments and a huge rental center. Singelstad Hardware underwent a major expansion in 2018 doubling our retail square footage and adding 5,000 new products. The store prides itself on its customer service and the helpful and friendly staff goes out of their way to solve our customer's problems or give them advice to help them with their projects.
In addition to being committed to full service and quality products, we are passionate about giving back to our great community by supporting our school, fire department, ambulance, theater and various local charities and benefits, as well as serving on various community boards. We're a small town hardware store, but we have grown significantly thanks to our wonderful customer base and we will always strive to meet our customer's needs.