About Us

Welcome to the new Capitol Hardware!

Owner and Operating Manager James Sawyer, originally from Chicago, has been in the store fixtures business for more than 28 years. He began working for Capitol Hardware in 1987 and in 2010 he ventured out to begin his own retail hardware business called Elite Sourcing, LLC. Once he heard of Capitol Hardware's closure (October 31, 2015), James sought to reclaim the Capitol Hardware name and product line. His connections with vendors nationally and internationally give him the ability to provide many of the same store fixtures as the former Capitol, along with a variety of new products. "I wanted former Capitol customers to know that there was someone out there that still sold the fixtures they needed," said Sawyer. "Most of the same products Capitol Hardware had will still be available, along with some new product


The new Capitol Hardware offers most of the same great quality products offered by the original Capitol Hardware at the best prices possible. Capitol Hardware offers quality customer service, custom color and finish options, a 95 percent guarantee of product availability and fast shipping.

Sawyer specializes in working with independent retail businesses, but also caters to some of the “big boys,” such as Calvin Klein, David’s Bridal, Deluth Trading and more. His integrity and product knowledge have earned him some dedicated customers in the industry throughout the years.

“At Capitol Hardware, customer service is a priority,” says Sawyer. “And, with the sources I have available, I am able to offer custom size and finish options in addition to standard hardware. I can get you what you want at the best possible prices.”

Products offered include—but are not limited to—slotted wall and recessed standards, slatwall accessories, display hooks, shelves and shelf brackets, baskets, bins, sign holders, wall mount hardware, cubbies and shoe department accessories and more. If you have a need not listed on the site, let us know.