Goodman Building Supply, Mill Valley’s hardware store, is celebrating its 60th Anniversary this month with a July 8th party, including a dedication of a plaque in honor of the late longtime owner Richard Harris. Mill Valley Mayor Ken Wachtel will be on hand for the ceremony.

Goodman’s at 775 Redwood Hwy., the sister store to San Francisco’s original Goodman’s location that closed its doors in 2000, started as a partnership between Harris and the late Ed Goodman. Harris bought out Goodman’s share in 1998 and retired in 1999. Harris passed away in September 2014.

“When the late Richard Harris opened Goodman Building Supply in 1955, he knew from the very beginning the key to lasting success was quality customer service and happy employees,” Goodman’s General Manager Zviki Govrin, Harris’ son-in-law, said in a statement. “Since he retired, nothing has changed in the management’s philosophy.”

Goodman’s officials have dubbed the July 8th event “60 Years of Serving Our Community,” combining it with its annual Friends and Family Day – with the promise of deep discounts on the shelves.

“The reason Goodman’s has lasted 60 years in this age of bigger and bigger big-box stores is our biggest commitment is in our dedication to customer service to the almost half-million people in the community that through our doors each year,” Govrin said.

Govrin said that in addition to the store continued deep ties to organizations like Kiddo! and the Tam High Foundation, Goodman’s has made great strides in recent years to go green, getting honored in 2008 by the Marin County Board of Supervisors as a certified Green Business, then the county’s first hardware store to do so. The store now boasts nearly 7,500 green products.

In addition, Goodman’s has teamed up with students from the Greenwood School in downtown Mill Valley on a campaign to clean up the marsh that surrounds its property.

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