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2019 Top Guns: Christine Hand

Christine Hand, Owner, Handyman Home Hardware, 2 Stores in Newfoundland, Canada Christine Hand purchased Handyman Home Hardware in Newfoundland, Canada, nearly 30 years ago from her father after initially working in software development. She has served on the Home Hardware Ltd. board of directors ... Read More »

2019 Top Guns: Charlie Gillman

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Charlie Gillman, Owner and President, Gillman Home Center, 12+ locations in Indiana and Ohio Charlie followed his father and uncle into a career as a general contractor and spent many years as a homebuilder. He transitioned into home improvement retail in the late ... Read More »

2019 Top Guns: Mark Schulein

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Mark Schulein, President, Crown Ace Hardware, 18 locations in California, Arizona and Hawaii Mark spent several years outside the industry before joining his father at Crown Ace Hardware in Orange County, California. Since that time, Mark has helped grow the ... Read More »

Do it Best Names New Regional Sales and Business Development Manager

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Do it Best has announced the addition of Kyle Walters as its newest regional sales and business development manager. Walters will lead a team of territory managers across a region of the southern U.S. covering seven states. Together, Walters and ... Read More »

NRHA Announces Joint Event With NHS and IGC

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The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is excited to announce it will be hosting two major events in conjunction with the Independent Garden Center Show (IGC) and the Independent Home Improvement Show being held August 13-15 in Chicago. The 2019 NRHA ... Read More »

How Do it Best Provides Retailers the Building Blocks for Success

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The DNA of Service Nearly 75 years ago, Arnold Gerberding went door to door to hardware retailers and lumber dealers throughout the Midwest, asking them to pledge $1,000 to help secure greater buying power for their businesses and to maintain ... Read More »

The Faces of Do it Best: Retailer Profiles

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To give readers additional insight into Do it Best Corp., Hardware Retailing profiled retailers who have grown their operations through the guidance and programs available through the co-op. Read about Ambridge Do it Best Home Center in Pennsylvania and Bliffert Lumber ... Read More »

Trio Hardware Grows Its Footprint, Deepens Its Roots

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Planted in Plainview Small business owners often hear from customers how important their businesses are to the community, but it’s not quite as common that they see those comments in action. Todd and Ritsa Kirschner, owners of Trio Hardware in ... Read More »