In 1948 Don Wynn opened Naples’ first modern grocery store, Wynn’s Market, on 5th Ave. At the time there were no other retail stores between Wynn’s and the Gulf Beach and the local phone book had less than 200 numbers. In 1958 Don converted the original building into a full line hardware store-Sunshine Hardware. From the start, Sunshine Hardware was carefully developed to reflect the best attributes Don had instilled at the Market. He was adamant that his new store offer top quality merchandise, with friendly, service oriented staff. This continues to be our guiding principle and greatest strength of all Wynn businesses today. In 1964 Sunshine joined the Ace Hardware Cooperative. This venture provided Sunshine with every hardware product you would expect to find in a big city store; while Naples remained a small resort town. Residence and winter visitors alike know that they could find every item and all the help they needed at Sunshine® Ace Hardware.
More Than a Great Hardware Store
Sunshine carries a wide selection of premium brands for the light DIY enthusiast and the professional contractor, and everyone in between, at competitive prices. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can make sure you have all the equipment and the know-how to get your project done.
And with a variety of helpful services like rod tip repair and free delivery, we are so much more than just a great hardware store. It’s been that way since Sunshine first opened in 1958.
Just after the Second World War, the year-round population of Naples was far less than 1,000 residents, and even “during season”, the local phone book listed fewer than 200 numbers. These limited demographics challenged the local merchants, such as Don Wynn…(more)