About Us


Founded by John Petersen in 1996, door, frame and hardware distributors across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean recognize Software for Hardware as a leading software solution for over two decades. Software for Hardware focuses solely on the door industry and with over twenty years of experience we understand how to apply the latest technology to help door, frame and hardware distributors run more efficient and profitable businesses.

Software for Hardware pursues a threefold mission:

  1. Build the best software possible to help door, frame and hardware distributors operate and grow more profitable businesses.
  2. Create the best customer experience possible with industry trained, U.S. based, support personnel that respond quickly and provide real help in a professional manner.
  3. Lead the industry in providing our customers the most cost-effective software.

Everyone at Software for Hardware, LLC strives every day to deliver on this mission. While we are not perfect every day, we always care about our customers and their businesses. As a result, our clients’ average tenure with Software for Hardware is over 9 years! In fact, nearly one quarter of Software for Hardware clients have been with us for well over 15 years. Care about your customers; provide them the best value, and long term relationships will develop.