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Couple Balances Family, Yoga and Hardware


Armando and Ita Reyes are a great example of an entrepreneurial-minded, hardworking couple with a strong family bond. The couple owns and operates Carpenter Bros. Hardware & Rental in Ann Arbor, Michigan, which they bought in 2008. Beyond hardware, the ... Read More »

Meet the 2017 Top Guns

To view a PDF of this story, click here. It’s a brave new world for independent home improvement retailers today. Retailing is changing, and welcoming the challenge head-on is a new breed of independents embracing a bright future for our ... Read More »

New Owners Keep Weakley-Watson Hardware From Shuttering

Weakley-Watson Hardware

Weston Jacobs was scrolling through his Facebook newsfeed when he learned that Weakley-Watson Hardware was closing after 140 years of business. It had been years since Weston had lived in Brownwood, Texas, but anytime he went home, he stopped in ... Read More »

Former Young Retailer of the Year’s Store Honored by Home Hardware

Home Hardware

Dan Moulton, co-owner of Hanover Home Hardware Building Centre in Hanover, Ontario, Canada, has been honored again for his hard work and dedication as an independent retailer. In 2016, Moulton was selected by the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) as a ... Read More »

Ace Hires Grainger VP to Oversee Wholesale Business

Frank Carroll

Ace Hardware Corp. has hired Grainger executive Mark Spanswick to be president and general manager of Ace Wholesale Holdings LLC. Spanswick, 48, spent 27 years working for industrial supplier W.W. Grainger, where he served in a variety of leadership roles. Grainger is a publicly traded company ... Read More »

Bomberger’s Ace Hardware Goes Small, Plans Big


After nearly 25 years working with 65,000 square feet of retail space, the owners of Bomberger’s Ace Hardware thought they would switch gears with the new store. “This new store is going to be completely different. It’s about 7,500 square feet,” ... Read More »

4 Retailers Honored as Industry’s Young Guns for 2017

Young Guns

Every year, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA), Hardware Retailing magazine and the National Hardware Show® honor the industry’s leaders in the Top Guns program. To take a new spin on this year’s program, the association and the magazine ... Read More »

Store Camera Catches Viral Video of Storm in Action

viral video

When employees arrived to work at Key-Aid Ace Hardware on Saturday, Feb. 25, they knew bad weather was in the forecast. But the staff had no idea that the powerful storm that was brewing would come right to their front door. ... Read More »