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Our Purpose

Tools and Inspiration for Craftsmen

It’s our mission to help builders, makers, craftsmen, DIYers with their projects - Boats, woodworking, home restoration, art. Great products, quick delivery, tech help, sweet website, videos, howtos and kits ... whatever we can do to help. We’re there for you every step of the way, from the moment you need something until after the box is opened. Straight through until the project is completed.


Make it Simple

Strive to make things as simple as possible. Systems, processes, emails, products, explanations, descriptions in the catalog and on website. Only great products, no junk. Make it simpler for your coworkers and your customers.

Listen to Customers

If we satisfy our customers needs, if we make our customers happy, we will continue to grow. What do our customers want?

Continuously Improve

Strive to be better today than yesterday. What can we do to improve? How can we make JD a better place to work? How can we improve our products? How can we improve the experience for the customer?

Never Say Die

Don’t give up! Stick with it. Finish a project to the end. Go the extra mile.

Have Fun!

We spend a lot of time here together. We want to build a great team and enterprise, but let's not take ourselves TOO seriously. Lets have some fun!

About Jamestown & Our History

Jamestown Distributors is an industry leader in marine and building supplies. We're a family-run business based in Bristol, RI - a town with a rich boat building tradition - and have been supplying and assisting boaters for over 30 years. In our 40,000 square foot warehouse we've got everything you need to maintain, restore and even build your own craft. The most important thing you'll find, however, is our team of boat lovers who really know their stuff.

We started selling Marine Fasteners to local boat builders and boatyards in 1977. Since then, our offering has grown to include marine epoxies, fiberglass and composite materials as well as marine paints, hardware and tools. We pride ourselves in offering the best selection of marine fasteners available, including everything silicon bronze, stainless steel, brass and galvanized. We literally started the business by stocking the “hard-to-find fasteners” and we are proud to say that is still one of our goals.

Our success has always been due to the loyalty of our customers. Some of these customers have been with us since the beginning, working on the same project even. But, whether it’s your first project or your one millionth we want to hear from you. Let us know what your latest project is and how we can help. That is what Jamestown Distributors is all about.

What Our Customers Are Saying

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Mike Mills


Mike (the President of Jamestown Distributors) started in the warehouse ten years ago when the business was still located in Jamestown. He slowly worked his way into the marketing department and then the call center, and now, finally, somehow they put him in charge! The products and the website are his passion, but he does have to do some managing and general administrative things, as well.

He and his wife Nina have three little girls. He enjoys sailing, fishing, surfing and kitesurfing. Mike grew up sailing dinghies in high school and college. After college he raced 505s and A Class catamarans... until he discovered kiteboarding. During the winter you'll find him in the shop working on a beetlecat or taking his kids skiing.

Want a job you’ll love?

Come join the team. Jamestown's offices and warehouse are a friendly, fun and professional environment. We offer employee discounts, a casual work environment and a competitive benefits package.

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