As we understand it, our humble beginnings were known as the “Wm H Quillin Company” offering our local mountain community the traditional hardware departments, plumbing heating and electrical service, also cesspools, septic tanks and a pumping service! This was housed in one of the buildings across the street from our present location.
In 1957 the store was moved to our present location which formerly housed Goodwin’s Market.
Don and Sara Bauerschmidt purchased “Lake Drive Hardware” in 1980 and has remained in the family to this day.
In the summer of 1984, Radio Shack came to town. The addition of this well known brand was a welcome and needed addition to the community.
In 1995 a major expansion took place with the accusition of the miniature golf and arcade property located across the street from the main store in Crestline. This allowed the addition of enhanced products and services such as building materials, equipment rental and a full line nursery.
1997 brought the third location to the Lake Drive family. Arrowhead Electronics became the new name for what was originally opened as Arrowhead Paint and Radio Shack. Presently located in the Rite-Aid shopping center in Blue Jay, the store was renovated and infused with the products and services the community needed.
The Garden Center was remodeled in 2005 adding much needed additional square footage to the building with a refocus on the equipment rental department and addition of outdoor power equipment. We are a full line Husqvarna dealer, offering saws, trimmers and service.
Presently Karl Bauerschmidt and family oversee the operation of Lake Drive Hardware and Arrowhead Electronics.