Fitch Lumber & Hardware celebrated 100 years in Carrboro last week.
David Fitch, president of Fitch Lumber & Hardware, said his great-grandfather A.B. Fitch started the business in 1907 in Mebane and added another location in Carrboro in 1923.
When a fire destroyed the location in Mebane in 1945, all operations moved to the store in Carrboro. David Fitch said the Carrboro location has prospered for the century it's been open.
"We've been in this town for 100 years, so we wanted to celebrate all the Carrboro town has to offer," David Fitch said.
Carrboro Mayor Damon Seils said the Fitch family has been helping the town's economy for all 100 years the business has been in the town.
Seils attended the Oct. 12 celebration event and proclaimed the day of the store's centennial, Oct. 12, 2023, as Fitch Lumber Company Day in Carrboro.
The centennial event included food from Al's Burger Shack and the Latin Grill Food Truck, drinks from Craftboro Brewing and live music from the band Big Fat Gap.
The local hardware store provides lumber, roofing and household products to builders, contractors and individual consumers at its location at 309 N. Greensboro St.
Bridgette Cannon, an architect at J. Hoffman Studio in Carrboro, said her company is a customer of Fitch Lumber & Hardware. She said J. Hoffman Studio purchases much of its building materials from the store.