Cronan Paint and Hardware Company originated in 1910 under the sole proprietorship of James Patrick (JP) Cronan and evolved into a family business with his sons; James, Jr., Edward, and John, and their cousin LaSalle (Sully). The business flourished in 1940’s, 1950’s, and 1960’s in the East Bay area.
Cronan Paint and Hardware Company downscaled their operation in the 1970’s and closed the store and the painting contracting in the 1980’s. Their reputation was built on common sense craftsmanship, educated experience, superlative skills, and personal communication. This enabled many families in the East Providence and surrounding communities to attend quality performance at reasonable cost.