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Carly Froderman

Carly joined the NHPA staff in 2021 as an associate editor. Born and raised in Indiana, Carly earned a B.A. in English from Indiana University Bloomington. She enjoys reading, hiking, and cheering on the Indiana Hoosiers.

Home Hardware Named One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Best Managed Companies

For the 10th consecutive year, Home Hardware Stores Ltd. has been recognized with the Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation, retaining its Platinum Club status, which means it has maintained its Best Managed status for 7 years or more. This award …

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Minwax’s 2022 Color of the Year: Gentle Olive

Minwax Gentle Olive

Minwax’s 2022 Color of the Year mirrors many other hues for this year. Gentle Olive is a wood finish water-based color stain that features green hues rooted in nature and brings a happy, meditative mood to any space. “Gentle Olive …

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Waters Hardware Acquires Nuts & Bolts Chain

Waters Hardware

Waters Hardware recently closed on the purchase of the seven-store Nuts & Bolts hardware store chain serving Missouri and Kansas. The original Waters Hardware, which also had seven locations, was an acquisition of the Gerken family, who founded Gerken Rent-All …

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Company Leaders Share Advice for Taking on a Managerial Role

Bleyhl Co-Op True Value

Before he even knew his nephew Peter Parker was Spider-Man, Uncle Ben shared a wise bit of advice with Peter, telling him, “With great power comes great responsibility.” His words are great advice not only for someone starting out their …

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Leadership Development Strategies for Your Operation

Tom Bowling owner of Hoover Paint

Strong leadership is a vital component of a prosperous business because it provides an operation with direction and purpose while cultivating a positive, productive work culture. There are many ways to build and improve leadership in a company; successful strategies …

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Listen to the Industry’s 2022 Top Gun Award Winners

Top Guns

The 2022 NHPA Top Guns winners participated in a panel discussion at the NHPA All-Industry Conference last month. The conversation centered around their operations—how they differentiate, how they excite and retain customers and employees and what’s in store for growth. …

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Window Treatment and Wallcovering Trends for 2022

window treatment and wallcovering trends

Prepare your business for customers to come calling for fashionable wallcovering and window treatment solutions. According to the most recent Window Coverings Market Report from Mordor Intelligence, the window coverings market is expected to grow 4.42 percent over the next …

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Ace Hardware to Offer Cash Back on Apple Card

apple cash back

Ace Hardware has announced that it has taken steps to strengthen its omnichannel shopping experience. Ace Hardware customers can now get unlimited three percent Daily Cash when they use Apple Card with Apple Pay for purchases in the Ace Hardware …

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