Hardware Distribution Warehouses was founded in 1994 with the merger of three companies, South States, Henderson & Baird Company and Higginbotham-Pearlstone Hardware Company. It offers a range of products that include building materials and electrical, hand and power tools. The company also offers other products, such as hardware, houseware, lawn and gardening tools, paints, plumbing and heating. Hardware Distribution Warehouses serves more than 1,500 lumberyards, hardware stores and other retail establishments throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Tennessee and Missouri. It has a facility with more than 200,000 square feet of distribution space. The company provides a range of retail services, such as information on demographics, retail pricing and store merchandising systems, and retail layout and store designing.