R.C. Goodwyn and Sons


It’s 8 a.m. on a Saturday morning and your spouse has just handed you a honey-do list guaranteed to keep you busy all weekend. The only problem is, there are a number of items that you need to get from the hardware store in order to do the job. First, you’ll be needing some paint for that little touchup in the hall. And, of course, you’re going to need some nails. You always need a few nails. Get the list completed and let’s go to town.

Hold on! By the time you drive all the way into Midlothian, the morning’s going to be half gone. But why go into town when virtually all of your hardware needs are in stock right here in Powhatan at R.C. Goodwyn and Sons’ Hardware Store at 3600 Goodwyn Road.

You know the name. Since 1932 R.C. Goodwyn and Sons, Inc. has been serving area builders. In 2007, with the closing of Powhatan’s only hardware store, the family who has been in the lumber business for almost 100 years, opened their own hardware store in a space that had been used to warehouse building supplies.

Today, the hardware store serves both builders and homeowners alike. For the homeowner, the time saved by being able to shop for virtually all your hardware needs without ever having to leave the county is invaluable. For that painting project, R.C. Goodwyn stocks PPG paint as well as all your sundry painting supplies. “With our computerized system, we can match any color,” says Chuck Schmidt the store’s manager.

Need a new lock for the front door? They have that, too. In fact you can find just about any lockset you’d need for your interior and exterior doors. The selection of locks is so vast, including specialty locks that, says Chuck, many builders outfit the whole house at R.C. Goodwyn.

While you’re shopping for everything you need to complete your around-the-home projects, take a look at the selection of nail guns and other tools. While the power and the pneumatic tools are of particular interest to their builder clientele, many homeowners are finding that a top-quality nail gun can be quite the time saver.

Do you have it all? Hinges? Wiring? That piece of pipe for the leaky sink? Check, check and check. And if you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for, R.C. Goodwyn can special order just about anything you might need. It’ll be ready and waiting for you next Saturday.

“We want to be your full service hardware store,” Chuck says. And with his years of experience as an onsite superintendent for a local builder, he can also offer expert advice that no one is going to be able to give you in the big box stores.

Another advantage to shopping at R.C. Goodwyn is that just across the parking lot is their beautiful showroom featuring an amazing selection of windows and doors. You can also purchase trim and framing materials, too.

It’s no wonder that county homeowners as well as area contractors and builders make R.C. Goodwyn their first (and only) stop for all their building and hardware needs. In many cases, you’ll discover that you can save both time and money. Did you know that they even have a millwork shop right on premises, so, if you have a piece of wood that needs to be cut to size, just grab it and bring it with you.

No matter what the project, plumbing, electrical, even roofing repairs, stop in. See Chuck, Steve Anderson, Tyler Greene or any of the courteous staff and let them help you to discover, as many of your neighbors have already discovered, that in Powhatan County, R.C. Goodwyn and Sons can truly be your one stop shop.

The R. C. Goodwyn and Sons Hardware Store is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.; on Saturdays from 8 a.m. ‘til 2 p.m. For more info, visit online at GoodwynLumber.com/hardware.

Steve Cook
Author: Steve Cook