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In the beginning...

Our founder, Gary Matte, originally began Gary Matte Builders in 1987. Specializing in construction and demolition. As the construction business grew, Gary saw an opportunity: the Rayne, LA area was lacking a quality hardware and cookware store, especially one that catered to contractors.

Fast forward to 2001, and Gary Matte Home Center opened its doors. As the construction side of the business grew, so did Gary's family - in fact, many of them currently work with Gary Matte Builders or Gary Matte Home Center, making this business a true "family business".

Gary Matte Home Center is the premier hardware and cookware store for contractors, novice D-I-Y home owners, and every skill level in between. Whatever your cookware or hardware needs are, Gary Matte Home Center has the inventory and friendly customer service experts to help you get the job done right the first time. We are a complete hardware store for all your building needs, carrying a complete line of cookware, mobile home supplies and most importantly a full line of metal supplies including sheathing, purlins, trim and screws.

Stop by our store in Rayne, LA and say "hi"! We love meeting our community.