Since 1923 Mount Pleasant Hardware Inc. has flourished through good and bad economic times by following the same basic principles of fair pricing, quality service and knowledge of products. Owner Marc Gillson, above left, with customer Tom Coucci, knows his clients, Providence neighborhood and trade. The business, started by his grandfather, specializes in variety. It offers everything from electrical and lighting supplies and plumbing tools, to power tools, a garden shop and paint supplies. It also does extensive glass repairs.