OConnor Hardware & Rental was founded in 1954 by Jeremiah P. OConnor in a small 1,500 square foot store in Billerica Center.In 1973 the store moved to Tower Farm Rd. into a new 12,500 square foot store less than a mile from the original location. By 1996 competition had arrived, and OConnor Hardware made the decision to expand the store into a 65,000 square foot facility back in Billerica Center in the location of the original store now known as OConnor Hardware Plaza. This move gave us the opportunity to expand our departments and add new departments including Rental. Now after 66 years of business, we employ over 150 people - some with decades of experience - working for OConnor Hardware & Rental. The store has grown to be a destination store for many out-of-town customers, but we consider ourselves a great neighborhood hardware store with excellent customer service and the same reputation for having everything the customer needs.