John Jacob Steinbaugh was born in Germany in 1868. He came to Louisville in1892 where he opened a blacksmith shop. Gradually, through hard work that started at 4 a.m. most mornings, Steinbaugh added wagons and farm machinery to his shop. It expanded into a hardware store known throughout Boulder County. His son, Herman, joined his father in the business in the 1950s and today the fourth generation now runs the Steinbaugh’s Hardware in its second century.