Rebuilding Progress Hardware Update

March 3rd 2024

Thanks for checking in on our Progress:-) The store has been completely cleared out at this point.

Jan 22nd 2024

Hello, and thank you for your concern regarding Progress Hardware. We’d also like to thank all of you that have donated to our GoFundMe page. Unfortunately, Due to structural and logistical aspects of rebuilding, it seems it’s going to be longer than anticipated. The whole process of filing insurance claims, approval, permits, and all the aspects of rebuilding after a disaster are quite tedious. 

Currently, Joe and the team are seeking a liquidating company to clear out all the fixtures (shelving), merchandise, and debris from the store. At the same time, permits have been submitted to start the rebuilding process. Reconstruction cannot begin until all of the store is completely cleared out. The back portion of the store was heavily damaged and there is a lot of work ahead. As you can imagine Progress Hardware has been around since 1948 and building codes were so much different back then.

We are looking forward to reopening in the near future. We miss all of our neighborhood community near and far and can’t wait to be able to help you again.

-Adam Progress Hardware

Jan 9th 2024

Good morning everyone!
I want to start by saying Happy New Year to all. A quick update on the progress for Progress Hardware . Currently, we are seeking a liquidator company to clear out the merchandise from the store. At the same time, our landlords have submitted permits to start the rebuilding process. We want to thank everybody for their patience, and for all of their support throughout these tough times. More updates to come.

-Randy Progress Hardware

Oct 27th 2023

Dear Donor’s,
We want to begin by expressing our heartfelt gratitude for your generous contributions to our GoundMe campaign to Rebuild Progress Hardware. Your support means the world to us, and we are thrilled to share some significant updates on how your donations will be put to good use.
Thanks to your kindness and the generosity of our incredible community, we have made significant progress towards our goal of rebuilding Progress Hardware. The outpouring of support has not only been a source of inspiration but has also given us the determination to rise above the challenges we’ve faced.
We are pleased to inform you that your donations will play a crucial role in ensuring the well-being of our dedicated employees and preserving their jobs during this challenging time. With your support, we can continue to provide employment for our current staff and offer them the stability they deserve.
The commitment of our employees has been unwavering, and your generosity enables us to reciprocate by maintaining our team intact. This not only ensures the continuity of Progress Hardware but also strengthens our community by keeping valuable jobs within our local economy.
Once again, thank you for your incredible generosity and belief in our mission. We are profoundly grateful for your partnership in this endeavor
Warmest regards,
-Randy Progress Hardware

Sep 5th 2023

Dear donors,
I hope this message finds you well. I wanted to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude for your generous donations to our fundraiser amid at rebuilding Progress Hardware. Your support means the world to us, and we cannot thank you enough for your contributions.
Your donations are not just a financial contribution; it is a symbol of your belief in our community and the importance of businesses like Progress Hardware. Your kindness and generosity will play a vital role in helping us restore this local institution that has been a cornerstone for our neighborhood for years.
Thanks to donors like you, we are making significant progress toward our goal. The outpouring of support from individuals like yourselves, have been nothing short of inspiring. We are not only rebuilding a store, but also rebuilding hope, resilience and a sense of unity within our community.
We are committed to keeping you updated on our progress, and ensuring that your contribution is used wisely and effectively to achieve our shared goal. Your trust in us motivates us to work harder and smarter to make Progress Hardware better than before.
Once again, thank you for your kindness and generosity. Your support is making a real difference and we are deeply grateful for your involvement in this important endeavor.

-Randy Progress Hardware

Aug 9th 2023

Dear Friends and Neighbors unfortunately we are closed until further notice. If you haven’t heard there was a fire that damaged our store, apartment buildings, and other structures on Aug 8th. If you have any questions please send your inquires to

-Randy Progress Hardware

Aug 8th 2023

On 8/7/23, a devastating fire broke out in the Inner Sunset which spread to my business, Progress Hardware, located at 724 Irving St. The fire quickly engulfed the premises, causing extensive damage to the property, equipment, inventory, and infrastructure. While the flames have been extinguished, the aftermath of this catastrophic event has left my business in ruins. Hello, my name is Randy Blair, owner of Progress Hardware. Can you please help my father, Joe Blair and I rebuild Progress Hardware. A family operated hardware store and a pillar in the Inner Sunset for 75 years. With a history in San Francisco longer than the SF Giants.

-Randy Progress Hardware

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