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Business Spotlight: Zeskind's Hardware & Millwork - Q&A

Approaching their 100th anniversary in business, Zeskind’s Hardware and Millwork continues to expand from the Baltimore City corner hardware store established in 1925 by Sam Zeskind into a leading manufacturer and supplier of millwork products throughout the DC/NOVA/MD region.  With three locations and recent acquisitions, we asked Rick Miller, who took over the fourth-generation family-owned business from his parents, the following questions:

What can you tell us about Zeskind’s most recent growth and acquisitions?

In 2020, we expanded our physical locations, inventory and custom capabilities by acquiring Lamar and Wallace in Landover, MD.  With a newly established showroom located near Annapolis in 2019, this allowed us to better serve our growing customer base throughout the Baltimore and DC areas.  Earlier this year, we had an opportunity to acquire Clement Hardware and relocated our Arnold showroom to Severna Park.  

How is this new showroom different from your other locations?

With Zeskind’s legacy business being in retail hardware, this exciting opening allowed us to combine our Zeskind’s Door and Window Showroom with a retail hardware store and the decorative/architectural hardware displays for which Clement Hardware was well known.  The new location, paying homage to its location in Severna Park, is now “Park Hardware.”  The exterior and interior were remodeled to showcase all our product offerings.  Over the past 15 years we’ve grown into one of Maryland’s leading manufacturer and wholesale distributors of windows, doors and custom millwork products.  We now have three locations that include the original store still serving Baltimore City, our new showroom and retail store in Severna Park, and the manufacturing facility, offices and showroom in Landover.

What products are on display at PARK HARDWARE?

You’ll find hardware, windows, doors and siding on display at our new location in Severna Park. Designers, builders, architects and homeowners will find major brands such as Baldwin, Emtek, Rocky Mountain, and Top Knobs hardware on display.  The door and window sections feature major brands such as Therma-Tru, Masonite, Jeld-Wen, Simpson, and Andersen.  Mouldings and LP SmartSiding are also among our product offerings and on display.

For more information, please visit  All GADD Members and guests are invited to attend the PARK HARDWARE Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and celebration on Friday, September 15, starting at 5:00 p.m. with a special cocktail hour at 7:00 p.m. for GADD Members only. See the Upcoming Events section below for additional details.

GADD Monthly Networking Breakfast (MEMBERS Only)

Date: Third Thursday of each month - Upcoming Dates: September 21, October 19, November 16

Location: Market House, 25 Market Space, Annapolis, MD 21401

Time: 7:30am - 8:30am

Cost: Free

Members are invited to an early morning networking hour the third Thursday of each month from 7:30-8:30a.m. at the Market House. Arrive a few minutes early to purchase a coffee and breakfast bite at Rise Up, located inside the Market House. Be ready at 7:30am to connect and collaborate.

GADD Monthly Networking Happy Hour (MEMBERS Only)

Date: First Thursday of each month - Upcoming Dates: October 5, December 7 (*Note - this event will not be held on November 2nd as that is the date of our annual Membership Drive)

Location: Miller's Ale House, 178 Jennifer Rd., Annapolis, MD 21401

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Cost: Free

Let’s get together and get to know each other better! Members are invited to join us the first Thursday of every month for a causal Happy Hour and Networking opportunity. *Cash bar. Please email to let us know which date(s) you plan to attend.

Seeking appetizer sponsors ($350). Sponsors will have an opportunity to discuss their business for a few minutes at the start of the event.  Email to sign up to be a sponsor.

Zeskind's/Park Hardware Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

Date: Friday, September 15

Location: 1500-A Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park, MD 21146

Time: 5:00pm

Cost: Free

Members are invited to attend the Zeskind's/Park Hardware Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting. There will be food trucks with free vouchers for the first 100 guests to visit the Park Hardware showroom, on-site brand demonstrations, live music, and lots of giveaways.

Bright Light Annapolis CEU Event & Cocktail Hour

Date: Thursday, September 28

Location: 111 Chinquapin Round Rd., Suite 102, Annapolis, MD 21401

Time: 4:30pm-7:30pm

Cost: Free

Members are invited to a one-hour CEU Event at Bright Light Annapolis,“Specifying Decorative Outdoor Lighting That Lasts” presented by Hammerton Lighting, followed by cocktails and refreshments as you tour their state of the art showroom and meet with vendor reps from Currey & Co, GM Lighting, Hammerton, Hubbardton Forge & Lotus LED Lights! Click HERE to RSVP by September 25th.

Multi-Generational Marketing Talk via Zoom

Date: Thursday, October 26

Location: via Zoom

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Cost: Free - Members | $10 Non-Members

Join us via Zoom for a lunchtime talk by Maureen Edwards on Multi-Generational Marketing. Maureen Edwards is an award-winning marketing, branding, and business strategist. Click HERE to sign up.

GADD Annual Membership Drive & Networking Event

Date: Thursday, November 2

Location: Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge, 175 West St., Annapolis, MD 21401

Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm

Cost: Free

Save the Date! Our annual Membership Drive & Networking Event is being held at Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge on Thursday, November 2nd from 5:30-7:30pm where current and potential Members are invited to meet, greet and socialize. Please feel free to bring a guest that may be interested in learning more about GADD. There will be appetizers and a cash bar. RSVP coming soon!

Hosting (or cohosting) an event is a great way to promote your company's brand, services, or products. If you are interested in holding an Open House, Seminar, Product Learning Event or CEU at your business location/showroom or cohosting an event with another Design District Member, please go to or contact us at

Evening Happy Hour & Networking Recap

We had a great turnout at our first monthly Happy Hour & Networking event on Thursday, September 7th at Miller's Ale House. Members had a good time mingling and networking.

Thank you to our generous appetizer sponsor Wells Home Improvements!

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