After Hurricane Katrina, Mike’s Hardware was the first business to reopen in the Gentilly area and has not looked back since. We continue to assist the residents and workforce in the rebuilding of the surrounding community and plan to do so for years to come.
With second generation family members now at the helm, Mike’s Hardware looks forward to serving your needs for generations in the future.
For several years, members of the MHS crew have frequently participated in countless charity cooking events and competitions. In addition to being two-time champion of the DSAGNO Buddy Walk Jambalaya Cook Off, our cuisine has always been a crowd favorite at various events put on by Hogs For The Cause, NOTC, Each One Save One, Brother Martin High School, Hynes Charter School, Riverdale High School, and more.
We also enjoy cooking for our clientle during our customer appreciation events.
In 2015, MHS and the LaFleur Family were featured by Independent We Stand for our continued involvement in the community along with the charities we support.
In 2012, MHS was selected to film a pilot episode for a reality TV show based out of a hardware store. Although the network didn’t pick up the show, they left us with a pretty neat video (Big Easy Hardware) of our business.
After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Mike’s Hardware was the first business in the area to reopen. In 2006, The Baton Rouge Advocate’s front page story featured Mike’s Hardware in their “Stories of the Storm” article which mentions the role our business played in the community both before and after Katrina.
In 2007, we were given an award by Mayor Ray Nagin for, “…recognition of your commitment to the business community and the City of New Orleans and in gratitude for your outstanding work in helping to Bring New Orleans Back!”
In 2001, we received a Certificate of Achievement State Senator Lambert Boissiere for our twenty years of serving the community
In 1996, we expanded our retail space in order to meet the needs of our customers.