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LOCALLY OWNED OPERATED FOR OVER 50 YEARS! Discount Builders Supply is the largest family owned & operated hardware store in San Francisco. We are a one-stop home improvement center for homeowners, renters, contractors, and property managers. FREE PARKING is offered at our location, which is conveniently located at the intersection of highway 101 & South Van Ness. We stock an extensive selection of building products including lumber, plumbing, electrical, paint, doors & windows, kitchen & bath cabinetry, countertops and specialty appliances - all at very competitive prices! And if there is something special you require for your project, we can order it. Our exceptional service and knowledgeable staff are here to save you time and money.
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Regular Hours
Mon - Fri:
New Year's Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
  • Flooring
  • Moulding
  • Mouldings
  • Parking
  • Plywood
  • Power Tools
  • Screens
  • Trim & Moldings
  • Windows
  • Kitchen Cabinets
  • Major Appliances
  • Paint
  • Electrical
  • Light Bulbs
All Lumber Supplies, American Standard, Bosch, Ceiling Tiles, Congoleum, DeWalt, Delta, Glidden Paint, Grohe, Hansgrohe, Kohler, Makita Tools, Moen, StarMark Cabinetry
Payment method
discover, mastercard, visa, amex, debit, check, all major credit cards
We're located at the intersection of highway 101 & South Van Ness.
Southeast San Francisco, South of Market
Kitchen Design,Free Estimates,Delivery,Free Parking,In Stock Cabinets,In Stock Appliances,In Stock Doors and Windows,Countertop Installation,Propane exchange,Paint matching & Mixing,Glass cutting,Custom cut window blinds,Key cutting,Lumber cutting
Chinese, Croatian, English, Spanish, Tagalog
Starmark Cabinets Glidden Paint


Goodman Lumber

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Lumber, Building Materials, Cabinets, Doors, Frames, & Accessories, Hardware Stores, Home Repair & Maintenance, Kitchen Cabinets & Equipment-Household, Windows, Wood Products, Wood Windows
Other Information

Parking: Lot, Private

Bike Parking: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Price Range : Average



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Juan F.



Great assortment and a lot of helpful souls to go around, this is my kind of place, lots of good people that know what they are talking about.

Don W.



I try to create things from my garage and this place or rather the people that work in here are really a big help. I am glad that I have the support and tips that I need whenever I go in here.

Sheila K.



I love looking for new and good tools in here, they always have the tools that I need and they have a lot of variety in their selection and prices as well.

Brian R.



I love that they have little appliances out here, the ones that you see on TV. They are so great in here too, very professional and very wonderful people.

Mark A.



Fantastic store. A lot of things to look out for and they have a great team that make sure you get all your money’s worth. They were so patient with me.

Kathryn E.



What a wonderful place, there is a lot of space in here and a lot of tmes to choose from, I like a place that has everything that i need, especially outdoors.

Michael B.



The people in here are very helpful. I love that they are so professional and they respect the customers’ space. They are knowledgeable in here as well.

Joan M.



This is just a wonderful place, I love the crowded look and there are so many good furniture in here, the outdoors section is really fantastic too.

Rick S.



Their amazing team is one of a kind, they are very polite and observant they also have a great timing on when to pop out to help their customers.

Vera L.



They have an amazing return policy and they make sure that the customer’s interest comes first. They have plenty of helpful and polite people in here to provide the assistance that you need.

Kara M.



This place is super dependable, or the people that are working in here are super reliable. They know what to get and what you will need to have if you want something done right.

Mathew B.



They have everything that I need in here. I love to go through the garage at weekends and find something that I could work with and I often got to stop by here to get the things that I could need.

Josh S.



I love going in here, they have the tools that I need whenever I need some fixing around the house. This is where I bought what I used to fix the bathroom.

John M.



It really annoys me that there are a lot of brands of one item that a person could need. Thank God that there are so many helpful people in here.

Hearther C.



There are literally so many things to choose in here that I had a slight aneurism while choosing what to get. I mean that in a good way, who doesn’t want choices?

Ryan D.



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 pl...

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!



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your super hardware store

this place is more for proffesional contractors rather than the do it your selfer but the only downside to that is they may not be as helpfull as you would like but they have just about anything you need for any project you have



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DBS and my 15 years of experience with them.

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.



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Another viewpoint

I'm a DBS employee. I've got a few things to say about the ""Humanity"" post.

Without even trying, I can think of eleven employees who've had extended or recurring health-related leaves from this company, and had their jobs waiting for them when they got back. Some of these people have had multiple cases of long-term absences. I've found the company to be very involved and concerned with the health and safety of their employees. When someone does come back from pregnancy, illness, or operations, DBS makes sure they ramp back up slowly and don't over-extend themselves. I've seen it over and over.

The guy posting this ""Humanity"" rant was popular, skilled, outgoing, and a hard worker. He made big contributions. He made a place for himself at DBS. He had a steady job with overtime, health insurance, retirement benefits, paid holidays, paid vacation, and plenty of free autonomy within the company.

He also came here with past issues related to . . . well, I won't go into details. He claimed to have worked through these issues. Unfortunately, these problems started manifesting again. Other people had to make up for his shortfalls. The issues of his life started bleeding into his work life. It created problems.

Look, I'd be the first person to expose ""The Man"" if ""The Man"" deserved to be whistle-blown. Discount Builders Supply is not ""The Man."" It's a bunch of hard working people who do their best to take good care of their customers. I see it goin' on over there every day. We can't always provide everything that everyone needs, but we do our best.

I know ""Humanity"" is all uptight about his situation, but people have a way of contributing to their own problems. I wish things had worked out with him, and I hope he does well in his next endeavor. But view this ""Humanity"" rant with a healthy dose of skepticism.