The Norick name is back in OKC

Son of former mayor set to open new hometown hardware store

OKLAHOMA CITY – March 5, 2018 – Oklahoma City's newest home-improvement hub is partnering with the Children's Hospital Foundation for a special grand-opening event March 23-25 at Norick’s True Value in Quail Plaza.

For $5, customers can purchase a five-gallon bucket to fill with store items. Each item that fits in the bucket will be discounted by 20 percent, with all proceeds going to the foundation.

Lance Norick, a race car driver and son of former three-term Oklahoma City mayor Ron Norick, is bringing the True Value hardware franchise’s quality products and do-it-yourself spirit to northwest Oklahoma City. Norick, who was born in The Village and grew up in Quail Creek, said he’s excited to provide a much-needed service to a community he knows well.

“It’s my neighborhood, and it’s a great part of town,” Norick said. “It deserves a good neighborhood hardware store.

“I’ve been working in construction since after college, so it’s a business where I have a working knowledge of all the moving pieces. Plus, I feel like I can help people.”

The store will offer items such as lawn and garden equipment, outdoor furnishings and decor, paint, tools, grills, fire pits, limited lumber supplies and other outdoor recreation items. Additionally, the store will sell high-end outdoor furniture from Telescope Casual and several lines of quality grills and smokers. But what Norick said he really hopes will set his store apart is the staff.

“We’re going to try to build the best customer service we can,” Norick said. “Just friendly, knowledgeable people.”

Norick also said he hopes to establish the store as a family business he can one day pass down to his 4-year-old son, Maxwell.

Store hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. 

About Norick’s True Value

Whether you’re looking to spruce up your patio, care for your lawn, get your garden going or step up your grill game, we are Oklahoma City’s home for outdoor living and home improvement. Locally owned by Oklahoma’s famous Norick family, we’re proud to offer the top-shelf services and products of a large home-improvement retailer coupled with the commitment to quality and customer satisfaction you expect from a local hardware store. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff can walk you through your next big project or just help you find the right tool for the job. Call or stop by to see the Norick family difference. We can’t wait to meet you!


Bree Trudgian