Discount Builders Supply
1695 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
New Year's Day
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Price Range : Average
Dispute some of the negative reviews, personally I've only had really good experiences shopping there. The staff I've encountered has always been very friendly, knowledgeable, and just helpful overall. Also I prefer to support local businesses when I can versus larger chains like Lowes or Home Depot. Maybe it's me but it feels like they appreciate your business more.
What a great resource! This place has everything and I love the fact that it is locally owned and operated. The location can't be beat (right across from the building department) and the prices and selection are basically the same as the big box chains (I've checked) yet with MUCH better service. I love supporting a local business, and the convenience factor is incomparable. I highly recommend this place!
08/11/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Discount Builders is conveniently located and I like the fact that there are people there to help me if I have a question. They have a wide selection of building materials and their hours are far superior from local hardware stores near my neighborhood.
If I go in the middle of the day, parking is a little bit congested, but this is the only place I've found to sell a $40 pedestal sink, which is an excellent deal for my rental units.
07/30/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I am a contractor (hence the spelling) and use many hardware store. I have found everyone at DBS, from the General Manager, who I know on a first name basis, to the stock clerks, to be very, very helpful. Most of the employees know their area, electrical, plumbing, paint, doors and windows, kitchens, very well and have given me nothing but good advice. They also know when to say ""I don't know, maybe ""X"" could help you"", or send me to a larger specialty contractor supply. I also manage a building and buy refrigerators from DBS. One of my refrigerators went bad and I called DBS to ask about repair. They had a replacement refrigerator on a truck and in front of my building within two hours. The sad part is I forgot we bought the refrigerator from Best Buy and sheepishly told them that. Besides some well deserved ribbing, there were no hard feelings. Now, when I tried to get Best Buy to make good on repairing the refrigerator I spent at least 6 hours on the phone being bounced back from department to department and then they said it was the manufacturers fault. Long story short, after 6 repair attempts and a lot of finger pointing the refrigerator still sits in my basement broken. We ended up buying one from DBS. This is an old established business and is run by people who care about the hardware trade. They have a large selection for most home repair needs and kick *ss on Home Depot or most other hardware stores for customer support and you can actually find someone to talk with who knows what they are talking about. Plus, once you get to know them, they are really great people.