Salk's Hardware & Marine was founded in Providence, RI in 1900 and has always been a family owned company now spanning 5 generations. in 1917 the business moved to the Oakland Beach section of Warwick to cater towards the summer vacation community. in 1956 our present location on West Shore Road was opened, and in 2010 our second location in North Kingstown opened. We have evolved over the years from a small neighborhood variety store in Providence to one of RI's largest independent Hardware and Marine stores. Jeffrey Salk, the fourth generation of the family, has been President of Salk's since 2000.