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About Marathon Hardware

Founded in 1990, Marathon Hardware began with a simple concept; to provide excellent customer service to the woodworking trade by offering affordable high-quality hardware and the best customer support in the industry. Over the last 25 years, we have been dedicated to our customers by creating a company with these cornerstone ideals. We have since expanded our organization to six locations spanning from British Columbia to Ontario in order to provide better service and exceed the expectations and needs of our valued clients.

As an importer and distributor, we source products from around the world to find new and innovative solutions that will enhance your projects, both large and small. We have forged rock solid relationships with our suppliers who rely on us to bring their products to market.

Our current catalogue and website boast an extensive array of woodworking specific hardware, a vast selection of decorative and functional hardware such as hinges, slides and drawer systems, and our expanding line of kitchen storage solutions. We also carry a new line of LED Lighting, and all the shop supplies and consumable products that you use every day.

We take pride in both our team and ability to serve our customers with the utmost professionalism and personability. Contact us, and you will find that we are continuing to fulfill the mission of our simple concept - affordable, high-quality, decorative and functional hardware teamed with excellence in customer service.

Innovation that Inspires

Cutting edge design is made possible through innovation and creativity, which is why our purchasers work hand in hand to source some of the most awe-inspiring and on-trend products in the industry. We believe that as we provide some of the most unique products available, it will inspire you to create your very best work. In turn, your work will inspire us to expand our offering to additional exciting and innovative categories and product lines.

To inspire you beyond our products, we also offer a number of resources for your reference, as well as assistance and advice from almost 30 years in the industry.

Quality that Endures

At Marathon Hardware, we pride ourselves on providing gorgeous, on-trend kitchen hardware and storage solutions that you can rely on day in and day out. We source our products from all over the world to bring you the very best quality to cost ratio. All of our products are subjected to rigorous testing with many far exceeding quality standards and providing you with peace of mind.

We understand the frustration that comes with repairing or replacing installed items, which is why we offer a limited lifetime warranty on all of our decorative hardware and represent brands whose quality levels are as important to them as they are to you!

Service that Delivers

We believe that high-quality service is just as important, if not more than a reliable and innovative product. Your business relies on being able to trust that your suppliers will deliver on time. At Marathon Hardware, we strive to be the very best partner for your business by offering a personal touch and friendly service every step of the way. We pride ourselves on quick response times, resources that offer value to you, and a constant expansion and fine tuning of our product lineup to become the most valuable partner to your business

Our History


Marathon Hardware was founded in Surrey, British Columbia by Ron Olinoski to market fasteners and hardware to the Kitchen Cabinet, Furniture and Millwork industries. In that same year, YC Tools was founded in Mississauga, Ontario by Bruce Davies and Bob Atkinson selling tools and hardware to the same manufacturers of Kitchen Cabinets, Furniture and Millwork.


After years of steady growth by both companies, a partnership was formed by all parties where YC Tools purchased Marathon and the new Marathon Hardware was formed.


Marathon Hardware expanded into the Alberta market, establishing a branch location in Calgary and drastically increasing the company’s potential client base.


A fourth Marathon branch opened. This time in Edmonton to better serve the Alberta market and begin to close the market gap on western Canada.


Marathon opens its second branch in British Columbia, fifth in all of Canada. The new Kelowna based branch further solidified and expanded Marathon’s market share in western Canada.


An extensive website was launched, showcasing Marathon’s product lineup and establishing online ordering capabilities to better serve clients. The addition of a digital representation for Marathon would also allow the business to expand into surrounding markets by making the lineup accessible to more potential customers.


Marathon opened a second location in Ontario to serve customers that are located north of the GTA. The Barrie location would be Marathon’s sixth location companywide.


Marathon celebrated 25 years in the hardware business thanks to the support of loyal customers, strong supplier relationships, and the efforts of the entire Marathon team.


A complete overhaul to the Marathon brand, website and a newly developed social media strategy offers a greater experience for existing customers, and potential new ones. Marathon expands it’s customer focus from cabinetmakers and home builders into the interior design and architectural communities.

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