Our Company


Mountain Hardware and Sports was established in 1977 by long-time friends and Truckee locals. When one of the original founders left the company, Dane Skutt, Greg Havorka, and Howard Jones become the face of Mountain Hardware and Sports. Many of us remember that old store, and how it was full of merchandise for every customer and every season. From the beginning, the founders aimed to create a unique shopping experience with top-notch customer service.


Over the decades of serving our local communties, we’ve progressed and reached goals in ways we’ve never thought we would. Check out how we've progressed over the past 47 years as a company.


Since all of our employees are owners, we have a unified and cohesive goal: to serve our community and provide outstanding customer service. We are proud to be a part of the employee-owned community, with companies like Scheels, Winco Foods, and many others. In the words of our President Doug Wright, “Our staff has a lot of autonomy to make decisions. We encourage everyone to be involved and engaged; I want them to drive home at night and say, ‘I own part of that company."


Mountain Hardware & Sports opened it's doors for the first time at the Gateway Shopping Center in Truckee, CA.


Mountain Hardware & Sports moves from the Gateway Shopping Center to the old Safeway building.


The founders and the company decide to turn over ownership to the employees and become an employee-owned company.


Mountain Hardware & Sports purchases the Blairsden Mercantile and expands into the Blairsden-Graeagle, CA area.


Mountain Hardware & Sports becomes 100% employee-owned.


Truckee Rents joins the Mountain Hardware & Sports company.


Mountain Hardware & Sports opened it's second location in Truckee at the Soaring Ranch Shopping Center.


Mountain Hardware & Sports acquires Village Ace Hardware and expands the floor space to increase product demand.

Supporting the Local Charities in our Community

Giving back to our local community is important to us. Through events and local partnerships, we choose to support the positive initiatives that many of our local organizations and non-profits bring to our attention in our small mountain town. Below are just a few of our local organizations that work hard to make our community and world a better place.