About Us

Our Philosophy

We want you to experience the hardware store of yesteryear. See small town living at its best. A place where you're a name not just another customer. A place to shop where the staff has integrity and know we need to earn your business and your respect. Simply we treat you the way we would want to be treated.

Our humble beginning started in August of 1976. Sonny Gowell and His Eldest son Rick Gowell are annoyed with having to drive over an hour round trip to get their necessities. Create G&G Feed Store to meet the needs of a growing community. They Start by selling Hardware, Grain and Groceries. Over time as the town grew so did the store. It was built onto several times and eventually was more of a general store. Over time Rick Gowell Built a Divided Building next to the store with the purpose of renting part of it as a glass shop and the other part as a video rental store. The glass shop never happened and that side of the building was used as storage for G&G. The Video store and other business came and went leaving the building used just for storage. Around 2004 Needing more space for the business Rick utilized the storage space and started a separate Hardware Store Called Litchfield Building Supply. Shortly after he sold the grocery business to his eldest son Rick Gowell III In 2013 Rick Retired and sold his Hardware Store to his youngest son Percy Gowell. Who operates Percy's Hardware Today.

Meet The Team

Percy Gowell

Percy Gowell

President

Born and raised in Litchfield Percy has a vested interest in the community and is proud to continue the family tradition of serving his customers. His work is his life. You can pretty much always find him every day in the store. When not at work you can catch him Spending time with friends at Doolin's Pub or out on his old tired pontoon boat. He also enjoys playing with his two kitties Precious and Rascal.

Patty Gowell

Patty Gowell

Owner

Raised in Southern Maine Patty moved to Litchfield to be a live-in nanny. She got trapped here when she met the love of her life Percy. You will find Patty at Percy's Hardware when she is not working her full-time job at Gowell's Shop N' Save. Patty may not be a nanny anymore but she still gets a kid fix from all the kids intown that are always excited to see her. When not at work You will find her trying to keep Percy out of trouble.

Ryan Founier

Ryan Founier

Supervisor & MVP

Ryan might be from away but he fits right in as a towny. Ryan wears many hats at the store. Helping with ordering, stocking, and of course with top notch customer service. Ryan is the reason Percy's Hardware is tidy as it is. When not at work you can find him spending time with his Girlfriend Kelli and his dog Zeus. You might even catch him with Patty and Percy at Doolin's.