COVID-19 Response

Building Value and Easterseals Serving Greater Cincinnati are closely following the State of Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the incredible efforts in place to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Ohio’s Stay at Home order provides exceptions for essential businesses to continue operating, including hardware stores. We know our customers rely on us for affordable home repair items including appliances, lumber, and replacement items for older homes that simply cannot be found in commercial retail stores.

We did want to share some changes that we have made to our retail operations in response to COVID-19.

Face Coverings Required

Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the Ohio Department of Public Health, Building Value customers are required to wear an appropriate face covering inside the store. We appreciate your cooperation to keep our staff and your fellow shoppers safe. Thank you for showing others that you care about their health and safety by wearing your face covering.

Limited capacity in the store

We know it is important to maintain a social distance of six feet or more. For the safety of our customers and staff, we may limit the number of customers in the store during peak hours.

Customers may wait in their vehicles in the parking lot for their turn to enter. We have had great response to this from shoppers, and we appreciate your cooperation.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram

One of the best ways to see our latest inventory is to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Due to high traffic, we cannot always respond to outreach on social media. If you see something you like, please give us a call at 513-475-6783 during store hours, and we will do our best to work with you!

Limited donations

Building Value has kept TONS of reusable building material out of landfills since we opened in 2004. During the response to the coronavirus, call ahead before making any donations of building materials. This will allow us to better manage our inventory and make arrangements to where items can be delivered for cleaning and disinfecting.

Contact the store at 513-475-6783 during our regular business hours to discuss donations.

  • Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Closed on Sunday

Frequent cleaning of common surfaces

Keeping the store and our merchandise clean has always been a priority for us. Our team inspects all donated items before placing them on the retail floor. All appliances are also checked to make sure they are in good working order. We have increased the cleaning of public surfaces in the store as an added measure of protection.

Wash your hands

Washing your hands is the best way to limit the spread of disease today – and ANY day. Restrooms are located to your right when you enter the store. Take a moment to wash your hands before shopping.

Consider making a gift

Building Value is part of Easterseals Serving Greater Cincinnati. Our store sales are reinvested into critical workforce development programs. Building Value in particular is part of a pathway that provides training and credentials for in-demand careers in construction.

Thousands of people will be looking for ways to rebuild their lives amid the economic fallout of the coronavirus. Please consider making a gift to Easterseals so we can build a brighter future for everyone in Greater Cincinnati together.

We are in this together! Thank you for your continued support of Building Value.