Following an agreement on December 9, 1927, Hardware & Lumber Limited was incorporated on December 13, 1927. Lionel deCordova was the first Manager for H&L. 1960 - 697 Spanish Town location acquired.
Grace Agricultural & Industrial Company Limited (GAICO), was registered in 1961. Up until 1968 the company traded as a department of Grace, Kennedy & Company Limited.
Carib Hardware Carib Enterprise on the hardware scene at 71-73 Slipe Road. Now the H&L Rapid True Value Cross Roads location.
First Hardware & Lumber location at 4 King Street closed on June 30, 1965.
H&L and Hole in the Wall come together.
GAICO was renamed AGRO GRACE.
H&L first joined True Value International.
The Rapid May Pen store opened at 23 Paisley Avenue.
Portmore location opened in October 1995 at the Twin Citi Centre, Lot 2, Port Henderson Road.
Hole in the Wall Manor Park renamed to H&L True Value.
Colour Choice, St. Ann’s Bay, acquired by Rapid Sheffield and Carib enterprise.
July 2003 Rapid Mandeville location moved to 16 Ward Avenue.
November 2003, Rapid True Value Montego Bay location moved to Fairview Shopping Centre.
AGRO GRACE merged operations with H&L Agri Marine Company and became a subsidiary of Hardware & Lumber Limited.
Hardware & Lumber Ltd. inherited Jamaica's leading hardware/home improvement retail brands of Rapid Sheffield, H & L True Value, Carib Enterprise and Colour Choice.
Caribbean Cement Company Limited Sales Award for 2005, Kingston & St. Andrew (42.5kg bags) 1st place to Hardware & Lumber.
On October 1, 2005, H&L True Value stores were re-branded, and the company formally introduced its new retail identity Rapid True Value to Jamaica.
True Value International Top Retailer Award for outstanding performance in total handheld and total purchases.
True Value International Top Retailer Award for outstanding performance in total paint and total purchases.
True Value International 3 Million Club. In recognition of total purchases in 2015.
Hardware & Lumber was acquired by Argyle Inc. and subsequently rebranded its divisions to H&L Rapid True Value and AGRO GRACE.
September 2016 H&L Manor Park moves to Shop #4 Manor Park Plaza.
November 2016, Grand Opening of the expanded Rapid True Value store in Mandeville at 16 Ward Avenue.
True Value International 5 Million Club. In recognition of total purchases in 2016.
Jamaica Observer Billing & Sales Award. 2nd place Direct Billing Customer to Hardware & Lumber.
AGRO GRACE renamed to H&L Agro.
True Value International 5 Million Club. In recognition of total purchases in 2017.
True Value, February 16, 2017. Recognition of Excellence: Best Hardware Store In Town, in recognition for retail principles execution.
October 2017, H&L named Most Bustling Booth at the Health Home & Garden Expo held at the National Arena.
Rapid True Value renamed to H&L Rapid True Value.
Introduction of the H&L Loyalty Programme
Introduction of the first hi-tech Paint Bar in Jamaica