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Maine Retailer Scoops Up New Opportunities With Ice Cream Shop

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For 20 years, Pete Erickson’s job was selling and servicing forestry equipment, which required him to travel all across New England. Yet four years ago he decided to change his career path drastically. From spending his days outside in the ... Read More »

Norfolk Hardware Helps Restore Historic Boston Farm

Norfolk Hardware

When the Fowler Clark Epstein Farm was first built in the late 1700s, its owners contributed to the everyday life of the colonial community by farming the then-rural area. Now, more than 200 years later, it is once again a ... Read More »

Retailer Uses Past to Attract New Business at Stanton Daily Grind

Stanton Daily Grind

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Brewing New Ideas Walking into Hepler’s Hardware, located in New Stanton, Pennsylvania, you’re bound to see customers browsing the store with a cup of coffee in hand. Owner Rob ... Read More »

Working in the Family Business Is a Rite of Passage at Dyson Building Center

Dyson Building Center

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Hardware Heritage For the Dyson family, Dyson Building Center in Great Mills, Maryland, is more than a place of work—it’s a home full of memories. The operation began in ... Read More »

Check Out Some of the Oldest Stores in America

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Even before the signing of the Declaration of Independence, retail began establishing its roots in the U.S. Impressively, some of those early businesses are still in operation, having survived by evolving for more than two centuries. The July issue of Hardware ... Read More »

Wisconsin’s Trilling Hardware Survives and Thrives for More Than 165 Years

Trilling Hardware

When August Trilling, a first-generation German immigrant, opened a general store in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, in 1850, he had no idea what the future would hold for his business, later named Trilling Hardware. Since its founding, the 167-year-old company has been ... Read More »

More Than 160 Years of History at Henne Hardware

Henne Hardware

The store is located on a busy street downtown in New Braunfels, Texas, and it’s unmistakably from another era. If you walk through Henne Hardware’s door, you will see that you can buy the essential hardware products you’d expect of ... Read More »

Guiding Businesses Through the Centuries

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Todd Taber ttaber@nrha.org, Kate Klein kklein@nrha.org, and Renee Changnon rchangnon@nrha.org. Independent home improvement retailers have, literally and figuratively, helped build America, and at least one existing operation predates the ... Read More »