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Burney Hardware

Burney Hardware was founded in 1921 in Aberdeen, NC by Gus Burney. In 1925 the business moved to a new location when Mr. Burney built a new building in downtown Aberdeen, complete with warehouse, adjacent to the railroad track. The business thrived for years with the slogan “If Its Hardware, We Have It!” Mr. Burney sold out to his employees when he retired in the late 50’s. In 1982, S. R. Ransdell, a local farmer in the community, bought the store and it became a family affair with his son, daughter-in-law, and wife all working there. In 1989 the store expanded by building a 13,500 sq ft. building and moving the business just outside of town. By 1995 a second building was added for a repair center and a grill showroom.

Now the business has expanded to include a third generation with the addition of grandson Sam in management. Preparing for our 100th anniversary in 2021, we remodeled the store in 2014. We also created the Annex which allowed us to add another 7000 square feet for inventory, expand the grill showroom and add Stihl Power equipment and a Rental center. In 2015 Sam won Young Retailer of the Year with the Hardware Retailer Association, won Best Hardware Store in the Southeast for True Value in 2016, and won the Stihl All-Star Award for the state of NC in 2017.

​A Second Location is now open in Seven Lakes, keeping with the tradition of providing depth of inventory, excellent service and knowledgeable employees. We hope that this move will propel us into the future and make us the best that we can be to keep serving our community.


  • Window Screen Repair
  • Window Repair (Sheet Glass & Insulated Glass)
  • Metal Fabrication/Welding
  • Hydraulic Hose Fab and Repair
  • Steel Sales
  • Stihl/Honda/Scag Power Equipment Sales & Repair
  • Equipment Rental (Aberdeen Location)
  • Propane Tank Refills
  • Welding Gas Exchanges
  • 3D Printing (Seven Lakes Location)
  • Grill Sales & Repair
  • LP Gas Line Fabrication
  • Convenience Lumber (Seven Lakes Location)
  • Stocked Garden Centers
  • Corrugated Drain Pipe (all sizes)
  • Paint Tinting/Mixing
  • Key Cutting & Programming
  • Schlage/Kwikset Cylinder Rekeying
  • NC Wildlife & Boat Agent (Seven Lakes Location)
  • Knowledgeable Staff
  • Bulk/Bagged Ice & Filtered Water


Much more than a hardware. Family history of excellent service. If you need parts or information about your Stihl power equipment their VERY robust on hand parts department is top of the line.

– Jerry Moore, NC

Plenty of staff to help you find what you need and knowledgeable about the materials they do have. They have a good selection of the odds and ends that you may find yourself needing to complete a project plus many items to start one as well. A smaller store so unlike the big box stores you don’t find yourself wandering endlessly for hours in search of an item and exhausted by the end. Good pricing and I especially like that you can buy nails and other similar items by the 1/4 lb or larger. They have a gardening building plus landscaping and farm items.

​  – Denise Palmer, NC

OMG…what a little gem!! Love this place and all its charm. Best hardware store on this side of NC, and maybe in all of NC. Nicest people working there for sure! Their donations to the Sycamore Lodge Haunted Forest is greatly appreciated!!! Kudos to this gem of a hardware store!!

​- Nancy Graham, NC

Aberdeen Burney Hardware 910-944-1516 opt 1
Seven Lakes Burney Hardware 910-944-1516 opt 2
Annex (Rental & Repairs)(Aberdeen) 910-944-1516 opt 3

Jim Ransdell 910-944-1516 ext 1 (Owner)
Kristy Ransdell 910-944-1516 ext 114 (Owner)
Sam Ransdell 910-944-1516 ext 123 (Owner)

Seven Lakes Management Team

 Sam RansdellStore Manager 910-944-1516 ext 123
 Dwight Ellison  Floor Manager 910-944-1516 ext 125
 Brenda WrightAdmin Manager  910-944-1516 ext 126
 Erin LewisInventory Manager 910-944-1516 ext 125

Aberdeen Management Team

Crystal IveyStore Manager 910-944-1516 opt 101
Judy McCluskeyAdmin Manager 910-944-1516 ext 107
Miranda QuickInventory Manager 910-944-1516 opt 108
Jordan BuchanRental Manager 910-944-1516 ext 115
Shawn ClineFloor Manager 910-944-1516 opt 1

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