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 treating them with the 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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What Our Customers Say
I’ve been a customer of your Miller Place location since it opened. Have always found the staff to be very friendly and knowledgeable. One Associate in particular has always been helpful to me—Gregg. Again today when I needed help in finding the right size hardware for my home project, Gregg was there to assist me. He’s an excellent Associate to have in your Company. I will continue to use your store and recommend Brinkmann’s to my family and friends. Thank you for being there!
Fantastic service. They always help you find what you need and offer solid advice.
The store is clean, well-kept, and has large variety of practical things needed for home right in the neighborhood. Staff is always helpful and polite.
VERY IMPRESSED ! I am a frugal educated shopper and after going to several big box stores and other Brinkmann hardware stores looking for help deciding between 2 high priced snow blower models I was blown away by the patience and courtesy extended to me after I asked one complex technical question after another. I was particularly impressed with Chris’ knowledge and professionalism. In today’s world of mediocre employees it was a pleasure dealing with exceptional ones, thank you. I left confident I chose the right model and the right hardware store.
Fantastic service from the friendly and helpful people at my local Brinkmanns at Blue Point. Always willing to go the extra mile to help. Special thanks to Chris who went out of his way to help me find everything I needed today!
Great place to shop! I have gotten great advice for DIY projects and very knowledgeable about paint! They are a family business and supporters of where they live. I enjoy shopping at Brinkmann’s.
Always helpful when I come in the door. They will walk me to the correct aisle instead of giving me a number.
This is the quintessential hardware store that has everything you might need, plus the nicest, most helpful staff.
Love shopping here. Whenever possible I go to Brinkmann’s rather than Lowes or Home Depot. Always somewhere there who is friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Prices are competitive with the big guys.
The staff at this store is always knowledgeable and helpful, however Chris went way above and beyond in his service this evening, and only 5 minutes before closing! We needed some products for special cleaning issues, and tubing for a pressure washer we dismantled. Chris knew where everything was, offered suggestions for each of the questions and issues we had, explained how best to connect two different size tubings, seal them so we could rebuild our pressure washer. He is expert in his knowledge, listened and responded in a friendly and professional manner. We love coming to Brinkmann’s in Blue Point. The service and products are superb! Thank you so much!
I’m convinced this store has everything cause no matter what I have been looking for, and ask the staff, they always bring it.
We all appreciate your help in response to a pet mouse gone rogue!! You located a save the mouse trap which helped my grandson and his Mom catch the tiny mouse, Snowball, and return her safely to her cage. Saw her during the holidays and she is fine!! Thank!!
In a day and age of big box, super sized, multinational chain hardware stores Brinkman stands their own and in my opinion stands as a far superior option. This newly constructed, small town hardware option offers a great selection at fair prices with personalized service you simply can’t find from the competition.
From power tools to garden supplies and everything in between Brinkmann has an exceptional variety. Whether you’re a hardware store regular or amateur it’s a sure bet that you’ll walk out of a Brinkmann with a few unplanned purchases.
This place is the best. Park right out front, enter the store and there is someone ALWAYS to direct you to exactly where to go to get what you need and answer any questions you have. I been going here since it opened, tough luck Home Depot and Lowes. I don’t have to park 2 hundred yards away, fight the crowds and wander the store for a 1/2 hour to find what I need. The guys there are very knowledgeable, super pleasant and friendly, always a great experience.
Friendly helpful neighborhood hardware store well stock shelves, competitive prices. Clean neat, organized and well lit. If you’re tired of being ignored at the big box stores come here you won’t be ignored instead you’ll be offered assistance. Occasionally I have to go to The Big Box store because they don’t have a particular item but they’re more than helpful to tell you where to get it if they don’t carry it.
Brinkmann is the best. The employees are super knowledgeable and helpful. They have a large stock of all home improvement items. So much better than Home Depot.
We are now on a 1st name basis with one member of your staff, Gregg, since he has helped us on several occasions. And we’ve also received help from other staff when having to load up bags of mulch in the car, or getting a propane tank filled. These efforts are appreciated and make us think twice about where to shop – and the answer is shop here!
Great hardware store. Great staff, always ready to help and so much easier than going to the big box stores.
Fantastic service always some one checking to see if you need help and very honest won’t steer in wrong direction, and if their not sure about something they will check with another employee.
My experiences have been quite positive! The store is well-stocked, roomy & clean the staff is knowledgeable and accommodating. Very pleasant shopping experience…. and you guys play cool music! Thumbs up!
This place is awesome. Always plenty of guys on staff happy to help you find something and just as happy to let you browse. They are super friendly and knowledgeable. They have everything you need without having to go and get lost in a giant big box store.
Always helpful and considerate of our needs and budget. There is always someone that offers suggestions and advice on the projects we are doing.
Chris was most helpful today with assistance on our purchase of a hedge trimmer. We picked a floor model and the battery could not be located. Chris took ownership to the issue and had other team members assist to find the battery, yeah Chris, battery found. Then gave us a little more of his time showing us how to work the hedge trimmer. Chris is truly an asset to your company.
It’s a nicely laid out store,not.too big, and has so many things that I.would need pertaining to hardware, household items,and even some everyday automotive and pet stuff. Staff is always super helpful knowledgeable and friendly. I love this place!
Service was great! Gave you 5 stars. The employees always offered to help me load truck with wood. I will continue to go back and even sent my husband there for supplies. He was also very pleased with service.
After spending 35 years in retail I cannot tell you how much I am impressed with the knowledge , attentive staff and assortment in Holbrook and Bluepoint .If I can avoid Home Depot and Lowe’s I do. Just keep on doing what you are doing.
Staff is helpful, all organized and easy to find, plenty of parking. Was in and out quick.