(570) 368-1090
917 Broad Street
Montoursville, PA  17754

The late Elery W. Nau and his wife, Betty, started their business in 1946 in the hatchery building of the late Elmer and Mary Kime, which is presenly the location of Blaise Alexander Chevrolet, Inc.  Their busness first offered electrical installation, supplies and appliances.  Elery was an electrical supervisor, having worked previously in Williamsport at Avco and also at Darling Valve.  He also services the appliances they sold and his wife Betty, operated the store.

In 1948, a new store was built and remains the stores present location at 917 Broad Street in Montoursville.  The Nau's continued to sell major appliances, small appliances and in 1958, added a small line of hardware products.

The type of product lines were changed through the years to accommodate the demands of the customers.  Three more additions were added, the last being built in 1988, with a major renovation being built in 1992 and facelift in 2011.  These addtions provided more store area and offices.

The business became incorporated after the death of Elery's wife, but the business remains a family bisness.  elery's children, Tom and Patricia, grew up working in the store.  Today Tom is the manager of the electrical work and Patricia's husband, Gary Oechler, is the manager of the store. 

Today, Elery W. Nau, Inc. is your complete hardware store in Montoursville.  Offering a complete line of hardware, electrical, plumbing and lawn and garden products, plus industrial wiring specialists.  Proud, friendly and helpful employees give you personlzed service and enjoy helping the "do-it-yourselfer".

Elery W. Nau's entire management team enjoys Montoursville friendly community and feels it's a good place to raise their families.


Photo and caption above from


Vol. V - No. 10, November 1956




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