Vernon C. Schakel, general contractor, started the business because when he needed to buy
bolts and nuts he would drive a long distance and then the product would not be available. He
knew there was a need for a fastener business in his community. Vernon consulted with many
individuals and businessmen in the construction industry and they too expressed a need to
establish a full line fastener store. So in 1976, Bolts & Nuts of Hancock County was established.

Vernon recruited his wife, Jo Anne, and their daughter, Sharon to help with the store. Bolts & Nuts
became well known for stocking a wide selection of fasteners and in 1991 Vernon and Jo Anne
incorporated the business. The Schakel family has earned the respect of the community by
serving their customers with dignity and integrity which has built relationships that goes beyond

Bolts & Nuts sells primarily to industrial, agricultural and commercial customers such as:
corporations, small businesses, universities, cities and towns, military, contractors, mechanics,
plumbers, electricians, garages, handyman services and more......individual customers are
welcome too.

Vernon and Jo Anne decided to take a well deserved break and retired in 2003. Sharon with 35
years of experience purchased the business in 2011. Bolts & Nuts of Hancock became a state
and city certified WBE firm. Sharon is a 1987 graduate of Indiana University with a BA degree in
Arts & Sciences. She retired in 2016 with
a total of 38 years as a volunteer Assistant Fire Chief on
the Buck Creek Township Fire Department. She was a state certified EMT and 1st class
firefighter serving her community.

Bolts & Nuts is located 4 miles West of Greenfield, IN and 10 miles East of Indianapolis, IN

3055 W. US Highway 40, Greenfield, IN 46140 Tel. 317-462-1459 Fax 317-462-1450
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