You’re More Than Our Customer.
You’re Our Neighbor.
In a world of big box hardware stores, Brinkmann’s offers customers an alternative: a local D.I.Y. center that provides competitively priced, top brand products, along with personable and helpful customer support so often missing from the mega-store chains.
Brinkmann’s is a True Value partner, one of the largest retailer-owned hardware corporations in the world. This gives our customers access to tens of thousands of tools, repair supplies and
hardware and housewares, all at competitive prices. We are also locally owned and operated, which puts us in the position to give our customers the greatest shopping experience possible: personalized service along with a vast inventory.
That’s our mission at Brinkmann’s: to be there for our customers and get them the products and information they need to make their homes, and their lives, better. We look at our customers—and our employees—as our neighbors, and are committed to treat them with same respect as we have for the communities we serve.
When Tony Brinkmann and his wife Pat opened the first Brinkmann’s hardware store in Sayville in 1976 there were 2 other hardware stores in town. Their devotion to cornering the market on selection and service helped them stand out above the rest. The store was 2,000 square feet, chock full of hardware essentials and building materials, and located in a strip mall on Main Street. One year later their success made them able to join the True Value co-op and they began to stock Benjamin Moore Paint. Their achievements came from carrying top brands and listening to customers. Tony and Pat made an effort to stay in tune with the community’s needs and molded their inventory to meet local demand.
Tony and Pat’s dedication to customer service has stood the test of time. Four decades and 5 new stores later, Brinkmann’s still has their focus on their community and neighbors. Now, led by Pat and Tony’s children: Mary, Ben, and Hank; Brinkmann’s looks to reach even more communities with the same level of quality and service that has been the cornerstone of Brinkmann’s since its inception.
Miller Place Grand Opening June 2015Brinkmann’s Beginnings
Brinkmann’s is the World’s First Net-Zero Energy Retailer
At Brinkmann’s, caring about our community is exhibited in more than just our dedication to customer service. In 2015 we opened our first Net-Zero energy location in Miller Place, NY. Net-Zero Energy means that our building produces more energy than it consumes. We believe that a prosperous community begins with a healthy, sustainable environment.
Our Miller Place store has been outfitted with 304 solar panels placed atop a Thermoplastic “Cool Roof” which reflects solar rays and reduces interior heat gain. In addition to solar panels we have invested in LED lighting throughout the store as well as geothermal heating and cooling system- our store doesn’t use any gas or oil to stay warm in the winter or cool in the summer!
The Miller Place project was a success, awarding us the honor of being the First Net-Zero Energy Retail building in the United States. These efforts will result in a reduction of over 7 million pounds of carbon which is equivalent to planting 40 acres of trees.
Throughout the completion of this project our passion for sustainable energy has grown. Our goal is to have all future Brinkmann’s locations built using these same eco-conscious plans. This includes our headquarter Sayville location which will be the Second Net-Zero Energy Retail Building in the country.
We have formally announced our goal to become a completely Net-Zero company by the year 2025 and we’re right on track!
We hope to inspire our neighbors to look for ways in which they can join us in conserving and preserving our environment and our community.
“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.”
― Gary Snyder (American Poet)
Drilling a 120ft deep well for Geothermal HVAC in Miller Place
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