Founded in Shelburne, Vermont in 1999, Close To Home is a decorative plumbing and hardware showroom representing bath fixtures and architectural hardware from industry leaders. We cater to the discerning homeowner, architects, contractors, and designers.
The Close To Home culture was built on customer service and product knowledge. Now located in Burlington, Vermont, we continue to proudly identify with those attributes and look forward to working with you on your next project.
Owner/operator Frank DeAngelis got his start by becoming an apprentice plumber with his father, acquiring a license and becoming partner in P & F Plumbing and Heating in the greater New York area. After several years, the allure of the Green Mountains drew Frank across Lake Champlain where he opened a decorative plumbing and hardware showroom in the heart of Shelburne Village. Close To Home eventually outgrew its humble beginning and moved to a large showroom in Williston, spent 8 years in South Burlington and eventually settled in our current awesome Pine Street Burlington location.
Today, Close To Home’s clientele comes from all over the country. But what is most impressive is that many of those customers from our days in Shelburne continue to work with Close To Home on new projects. It is common to have them mention that they are glad the quirky character and above-and-beyond service of Close To Home did not turn mainstream while the business grew.
The crew of Close To Home have diverse backgrounds in the plumbing and hardware industry, meaning that no matter what your project is, there is an expert to guide you. Whether you are a contractor, designer, homeowner, architect, or just someone who loves to keep current on kitchen and bath trends, we invite you to visit the showroom. Have an espresso or Perrier and “relax, it’s only plumbing and hardware.”