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Multiple Locations Bring Additional Success for The Paint Shoppes

The Paint Shoppes

What others might call saturated, John McKenna calls success. John and his brother Buddy McKenna are the owners of The Paint Shoppes, a five-store operation in the Providence, Rhode Island, area. The state is home to 1 million residents with …

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Top Guns Honoree Scott Sommers Builds on a Foundation of Service

Scott Sommers

A Legacy Lives On: Read how the Miller brothers, Hartville Hardware’s founders and leaders, were honored with a legacy award at hardwareretailing.com/hartville-legacy-award. Saying his colleagues are like family is more than a cliche for Scott Sommers. At Hartville Hardware & …

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Top Guns Honoree TJ Colson Harnesses Innovation to Build a Successful Career

TJ Colson

With a love for the land and the people who live and work on it, TJ Colson has built a successful career in the farm and ranch industry. As someone who raises cattle himself, he feels a personal connection to …

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Retailer Couple Shares Insights as They Begin in the Industry

Blue Mist

Though it took a few years and various detours to get here, Ashley and Heath Peterson are living out their dream of owning a paint store. The couple opened Blue Mist Paint & Flooring in May 2022 in Spartanburg, South …

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Top Guns Honoree Builds a Culture of Service and Technology

Eric Hassett

Improving Efficiency: Learn how Eric Hassett and Hassett Hardware utilize technologies to improve customer service at hardwareretailing.com/technology-mix. Hardware—along with hard work and a love for people—runs in Eric Hassett’s blood. Those qualities have led to an extremely successful career at …

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Staying on the Safe Side of Cybersecurity with Luke Vander Linden

Luke Vander Linden

Joining the esteemed line-up of speakers at the 2023 NHPA Independents Conference Aug. 2-3 in Dallas, Luke Vander Linden and his organization, the Retail & Hospitality Information Sharing and Analysis Center (RH-ISAC) bring a wealth of knowledge in cybersecurity to …

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Strong Company Culture Accelerates Recovery for Matt’s Building Materials

Matt’s Building Materials

Fired Up to Help: See how other retailers support local fire safety initiatives at hardwareretailing.com/fire-safety. On a windy New Year’s Day just over a year ago, a fire ravaged the Pharr, Texas, location of Matt’s Building Materials and nearly burned …

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Meet Chris Hood, 2023 NHPA Independents Conference Keynote Speaker

Chris Hood

Mark your calendars for August 2-3 when the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) hosts the 2023 NHPA Independents Conference in Dallas. No other time this year will you hear from former Amazon and Google execs, cybersecurity and technology …

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