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Illinois Lumber Company’s a-Maze-ing Journey

Maze Lumber

When Peter Loveland heads to work, he knows he’s walking in the footsteps of family members who came before him. Loveland is the fifth generation to manage his family’s home improvement business, Maze Lumber. Founded in Peru, Illinois, in 1848 ... Read More »

Ace Hardware Corp. Hires Exec From GameStop

Ace Hardware

Ace Hardware Corp. has hired a GameStop executive to serve in the role of vice president of retail operations and new business. John Tovar was vice president of merchandising for the video gaming and electronics retailer prior to accepting the job ... Read More »

Canada’s Home Hardware Names New President

Home Hardware

Canada’s Home Hardware has a new president. The company’s board of directors recently announced that, as of April 16, Terry Davis will serve as president. Davis has served as CEO since 2014, but succeeded Paul Straus as president upon Straus’ ... Read More »

Highlighting Independent Retailers Along the Mississippi River

Mississippi River

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org On the Road Again Hitting the open road and embarking on a journey is something you have to do at least once in your lifetime. Whether ... Read More »

A 360-Degree View of Menards

Menards

To view the complete PDF of this story, click here. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org, Kate Klein, kklein@nrha.org, Melanie Moul, mmoul@nrha.org and Todd Taber, ttaber@nrha.org Menards is a big-box enigma in the U.S. home improvement industry. Older than Home Depot and smaller than both Home Depot ... 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 »

South Dakota Retailers Partner for Food Drive

food drive

During the holiday season, homeless shelters and food pantries are overwhelmed by the amount of volunteers and donations that come through the doors. However, as the holidays wind down and the hustle and bustle of daily life returns, people may ... Read More »

Do it Best Exec Mike Altendorf to Retire in August

Mike Altendorf

Mike Altendorf, vice president of information technology for Do it Best Corp., is retiring after  working more than 30 years in the independent home improvement industry. Altendorf joined Do it Best Corp. in 2009 as director of IT business planning ... Read More »