About Us

Hammer & Wikan, Inc. is a Petersburg family-owned corporation founded by John Hammer and Andrew Wikan in 1921. Over the years we have expanded to 3 locations, with our grocery store moving to its new location at 1300 Howkan, in 1995.  Our hardware and convenience store occupy the original Hammer and Wikan location at 218 N. Nordic. 

Hammer and Wikan Hardware offers a complete line of paint, hardware, plumbing, electrical, hand tools, power-tools, firearms, hunting, fishing & camping, electronics and lumber. We also offer housewares, appliances, and Alaskan gifts.  We stock Pratt & Lambert paint, Whirlpool appliances, Maytag appliances and Amana appliances, Traeger grills, Weber grills, and exclusive Channellock tools.

Hammer and Wikan Grocery, offers a wide selection of groceries, produce, meats & dairy products, as well as our wonderful bakery/deli.  We also offer customer pick-up service to the harbor, as well as an order/delivery service.

The Convenience Store is located beside the hardware store on the original site of the first Hammer & Wikan store. It sells deli sandwiches, espresso, magazines, paperback books, and a large variety of basic grocery items.

Hammer & Wikan is proud of its Norwegian Heritage, and so we carry an assortment of Norwegian and Scandinavian gifts and novelties.  We also love to welcome the whole town into our store during Julebukking, a joyous celebration of Christmas and friendship featuring tables laden with pickled herring, smoked salmon, prawns, meats & cheeses… and the list goes on.  Everyone at Hammer and Wikan wants to say “Tusen Takk” to all of you who have been our faithful customers, and “Velkomen” to those who will visit us in the coming days. 

Another thing that sets Hammer & Wikan apart from most other hardware stores is our commercial marine gear and supplies.  Whether it is foul weather gear for staying warm and dry, or fishing gear and supplies for the boats, Hammer & Wikan Hardware is proud to support our local fishing fleet.

Under the sink, against the wall and over the edge when it comes to home improvement?

You’ve come to the right place. Start your projects off right with quality tools, products and expert advice from the team at Hammer and Wikan Hardware. We have the know-how to answer your questions, assist with projects, and find ways to make your home maintenance and improvement ventures a whole lot easier. Whether you tackle projects weekly, monthly or yearly, Hammer & Wikan Hardware is your one stop destination for all your hardware needs. 

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