About Us


K&B True Value has been serving the Annapolis community since 1974 providing the right products at the right prices for your projects. The hardware store is conveniently located near the intersection of Forest Drive and Bay Ridge Avenue. With over 20 employees serving the community, K&B True Value provides you with expert, trusted advice.  The store carries over 30,000 products and has access to thousands of additional items so, if you want something that we don’t carry, we can usually get the product in 2-4 days at no additional cost. We also offer FREE DELIVERY and a traditional Shop-Online option for thousands of more products.

My in-laws, Ken and Bobbie Niefeld, started “The Hardware House” in 1974, in a small store on the west side of Forest Drive, near Quiet Waters Park. In 1986, they moved into our current location, on the east side of Forest Drive, and later renamed the store “K&B True Value.”  The store will always continue their legacy of excellent customer service, community partnerships, and the right product mix to save customers time and money.

In 2004, I joined the team after a career as an engineer and lawyer practicing environmental law. In 2007, along with my wife, Marlene Niefeld, we bought K&B True Value. Along with the staff at K&B True Value, we have continued the same ideals that the store has always been known for: the right products, at the right prices, with an expert and knowledgeable staff, at a convenient location, plus a renewed focus on environmentally friendly products and practices.

Our staff is extremely dedicated, loyal, and knowledgeable, with over 200 years of collective hardware experience. The crew is extremely talented in adding the newest and latest items – not just the same things you find elsewhere. We constantly shop our competition and adjust our prices to beat those of our competitors, so that you can shop with the confidence that you are treated fairly. Our customers also find that shopping at our store is much more convenient than shopping at our competitors because of our location and the manageable size of our store.  We have added delivery and online options to make shopping at K&B True Value even more convenient for our customers.

Please explore our website and let us know what you think of the site or the store in general. Other than shopping, you can get project ideas, see employment opportunities, and see how we support the community who gives us so much support.

We are grateful and thankful to our loyal customers. We thrive on your feedback, encouragement, and support, and we survive because of your loyalty to us and help in spreading the word about the “Best Hardware Store in Town!”


Jared Littmann

Jared Littmann is the owner of K&B True Value