History

Lowe Hardware has been designing and manufacturing beautifully crafted

architectural and marine hardware on Maine’s mid coast for over 40 years —

 

Lowe Hardware started in a 1,600 sq. ft. barn built by Bill Lowe in the coastal town of Owls Head, ME.  The son of a Deer Isle boat builder and yacht skipper, Bill had extensive boat building and repair experience, cultivating a career in yacht hardware. Formally educated as a machinist, the shop’s leader focused on the intricate details required to complete large custom projects.  Upon his son Elliot’s graduation from college with a degree in mechanical engineering, the shop has developed their business to serve the demand for the highest quality customizable architectural and marine hardware available in the industry.

Today, Lowe Hardware has grown to include a 11,500 sq. ft. state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Rockland, Maine, where the company designs and manufactures a wide range of custom hardware for residential, commercial, and marine applications. Along with a highly-skilled group of artisans, designers, and craftspeople, the Lowe family continues to take great pride in pursuing their craft on the coast of Maine, producing timeless, durable hardware using both modern and traditional manufacturing techniques.