Category: Lawn and Garden

Kerner True Value

186 N 12th
Tecumseh, NE 68450
Ph: 402-335-3466

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Store Hours

Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday 8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday Noon - 4:00 p.m.


Kerner True Value has everything you need to complete your painting project start to finish.  We have over 1,000 stock color samples and the ability to custom mix any color you desire.  With our color matching computer we have ability to match fabrics, old paint chips, competitor's color samples and siding .  Just about anything you can bring into the store, we can color match!  

We carry a wide selection of Minwax, Kilz, Zinsser, Rustoleum, Krylon paints, along side our True Value exclusives, Easycare, Platinum and X-O Rust paints.  Kerner's also stocks brushes, rollers, pan liners, tape, drop clothes, drywall mud, caulking, stain, polyurethane and wallpaper supplies.

Kerner True Value also has 4 on staff paint experts with years of experience to help you estimate, choose colors, custom mix and walk you through common problems during your painting project.  When it comes time to paint, we are here to help! For help in choosing colors, visit the dynamic and interactive True Value Paint website! (opens in a new window)

EasyCare Platinum Line-Paint and Primer All-In-One
EasyCare Platinum is a paint and primer all in one.  The Platinum line has more solids for better hide and better binders for great stain blocking.  This line is for the painter who wants to skip the priming and get to the painting!  We can mix it in just about any color imaginable!



Kerner True Value has a fully stocked electrical department.  A full selection of building wire, circuit breakers, fuses, boxes, covers, outlets, fixtures, light bulbs and so much more!  You would be surprised how much we have stocked this department!

Kerner True Value has an extensive plumbing department that includes Baypoint and Moen faucet brands.  We also have everything you need to supply, drain and everything in between, when it comes to plumbing.

Lumber and Building Materials

Kerner True Value has a full service lumberyard.  We carry framing lumber, ACQ lumber, trim, drywall, insulation, plywood, shingles, metal roofing, entry doors, interior doors, garage doors and windows.  We have estimated and supplied houses, garages, decks, ag-buildings, sheds, tree-houses, dog houses and every-kind of remodeling project under the sun.  We carry name brands like Larson, Marvin, Integrity, Tamko and many others.  Let us help you with your next buidling project!


Our hardware department has an extensive inventory that includes: cabinet hardware, storage totes, weatherstripping, padlocks, door knobs, deadbolts, builders hardware, nails, screws, nuts, bolts and so much more.



Kerner True Value carries name brand power tools that the professionals choose!  We stock Dewalt, Black and Decker, Master Mechanic, Skil, Milwaukee, and Dremel power tools.  We also carry Vise-Grip, Master Mechanic, Channelock, Arrow, Stanley, Wiss, Crescent, Johnson, Irwin and Shop-Vac hand tools.  Kerner's also stocks a wide selection of drill bits, screwdriver tips, sawzall blades, jig saw blades, hole saws, saw blades, abrasive blades, cutoff wheels and dremel accessories.  When it comes to selection, Kerner's has it in the Tool department!


Photo Kiosk


Now you can do more with your spontaneous moments that you captured on your phone! In just minutes you can print quality photos and enlargements, right where you shop!

Our new photo kiosk can print 4x6, 5x7, 8x10, and 8x12 prints instantly! Forgot your memory card? No problem, you can now access photos that you have uploaded to Facebook or simply by logging in to the secure network.

You can also upload images from your phone by using the USB charging cable right at the kiosk!

Do you need to copy any existing photo? You can use the flatbed scanner to upload pictures, make copies or enlargements, and then burn them to a CD to save for later. You can even edit, add borders and text to, or create greeting cards, posters, or calendars from any uploaded picture! We have the option to print Passport Photos, 4x6 and 8X10 photo packages too that includes wallet sized pictures.

If you want to print, edit and create from home before you come in, you can use the website to create a profile and upload your pictures straight from your computer. After you create your profile, you will be asked to search for a store. Simply put in the zip code, or state and city to find Kerner True Value. Use the website to crop, edit and customize you photos, click the checkout button and then come into the store with your order number to print instantly! The website also offers a variety of different calendars and photobooks to order and have shipped to your home.

Come check it out today and make room on your camera for more memories!





Kerner True Value takes pride in it's Lawn and Garden Department.  There is a wide selection of Grill Zone and Weber grills, in-stock year-round.  We also have grill repair parts, charcoal, smoking chips and grill accessories.  We proudly stock Scott's brand fertilizers, as well as Ortho, Spectracide, Gordon, Bayer and Round-up lawn products.  We have two Scott's Lawn Professionals on staff that can answer any question you have in or around your yard.  Other items stocked include:  potting soils, work gloves, garden hoses, hose repair parts, sprinklers, hose nozels, grass seed, trash cans, trash bags, can crushers, bird seed, chain saws, long-handled tools, flags, mailboxes, rain guages, thermometers, ice melt and coolers.



Monthly True Value Specials

Click here to view monthly specials at Kerner True Value. Or, visit and type 68450 in the store locator.


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About Us

Tony Kerner, founded our store in 1983.  Joined by his son Vince, they established a flourishing hardware store on the West side of Tecumseh's square.  With increasing business over the years, Tony's son-in-law, David, joined the store in 1991.  The downtown store outgrew its location by 1992 and our current location was built from the ground up, opening in 1993.  In 1998, Tony retired, and passed the business on to the current owners:  Vince and Gina Kerner and David and Patti (Kerner) Holthus.  

Kerner True Value is a family owned business with many "Kerner Kids" having worked at the store.    Current employees at Kerner's include:  Phil Juilfs, Linda Holthus, Lois Othmer, Tom Doran, Kelsi Holthus and Ashley Juilfs.  Great customer service, a knowledgable staff and competitive prices have always been the Family moto at Kerner True Value.

Contact Us

Phone:  402-335-3466
Fax:  402-335-2872
Vince Cell:  402-335-0101
Dave Cell:  402-335-0290
Vince Email:
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Phil Email:
Patti Email:

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