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Gina Schaefer Talks About Leadership

Click on the image above to download a PDF of this story. By Jesse Carleton, jcarleton@nrha.org In March, A Few Cool Hardware Stores, headquartered in Washington D.C., celebrated its 15th anniversary. That amount of time may seem short compared to ... Read More »

LBM Retailers Learn From Rebuilding Communities

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Chad Husted, chusted@nrha.org After the Storm Shrieking winds, pounding rain, choking smoke—these portents of disaster can haunt communities around the world. Whether it is landslides in the hills of ... Read More »

Shifting Marijuana Laws Daze Employers

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As of May, 30 states and the District of Columbia allow some form of legalized marijuana, including eight states that allow marijuana use without a doctor’s prescription. This year’s midterm elections could bring another wave of legalization as voters in ... Read More »

A Business Reinventing Home Improvement

TreeHouse

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Not Your Average Treehouse Growing up in Southeast Texas, Jason Ballard was conflicted. He spent his days playing outside in a heavily forested, biodiverse area called ... Read More »

3 Spring Cleaning Tasks to Keep Your Merchandising Fresh

spring cleaning

It’s springtime, which means you’re likely seeing more foot traffic, and those feet may be dirty. Even though business is picking up the pace, you should still commit to regular spring cleaning maintenance. Having a clean store will help customers ... Read More »

Students Are Stars at Ohio Lumberyard

Students taking courses at the Pike Career Technology Center in Piketon, Ohio, will get a boost from their local lumber and building materials retailer. Bill Klinker Jr., owner of Klinker’s Lumber & Builders Supplies, located in nearby Waverly, Ohio, encourages ... Read More »

Kids Build and Grow With Garden Grant

Michelle Overbeck loves to see the enthusiasm on the faces of children when a truck from Big Creek Lumber pulls up in front of their school. Overbeck is the marketing manager for the company, which has five locations in central ... Read More »

Learn What Motivates 5-Star Employees to Succeed

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Hardware Retailing recently interviewed five-star employees from across the country to learn what motivates them to lead their operations to excellence every day. Whether it’s increasing their product knowledge, ensuring customers have everything they need to succeed in a home ... Read More »