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2021 NHPA Top Gun: Greg Templeman

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The North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) has recognized key home improvement operators for their successes and strategic solutions for 15 years with the Top Guns award. This award highlights retailers who are committed to their communities, their teams …

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Annapolis Home Hardware Building Centre Retailer Grows Her Career

Victoria Cook-Cranton at Annapolis Home Hardware Building Centre

When she was a senior in high school, Victoria Cook-Cranton had a passion for painting. Her hobby often took her to Annapolis Home Hardware Building Centre in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, where she browsed the aisles for the materials she …

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Coffee Is a Winning Ingredient at Paint Perfection

Paint Perfection Coffee Shop

Luckily for hungry customers who are shopping at Paint Perfection in El Campo, Texas, they can grab a bite to eat and a coffee while they’re in the store. Owner Molli Bodungen wanted to creatively use her paint store’s space …

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Employees Honor the Company’s Heritage Through Photos

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The staff at Burney True Value Hardware recently reimagined the first six decades of the store’s history through elaborately staged photographs of different time periods and events. The team has been celebrating the store’s 100th anniversary throughout the year, and …

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Store Serves Hardware, Food and Music

Joelton Hardware

If you stop by Joelton Hardware, Feed & Farmacy in Joelton, Tennessee, you might find the owner ordering plumbing parts for a customer, setting out fresh tomatoes to sell or singing on stage with a country music band. Kris McCarthy …

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Eagle Hardware Farm & Ranch Expands Its Community Impact

Eagle Hardware Farm & Ranch

Pastors don’t buy hardware stores very often, but Shawn Risinger’s vocations have always involved helping people, so the career switch from preacher to purveyor was a more natural fit than it sounds. “It’s always about helping people. When the customers …

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Neighborly Carpenter’s Paint and Hardware Enjoys Long History As Community Hub

Carpenter's Paint and Hardware

Carpenter’s Paint and Hardware is as much a part of its Camden, New York, community as its owner is. Jim Plumley has spent most of his life in the village, supplying customers with much-needed products and providing a listening ear …

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Unique Partner Businesses Bring New Opportunity

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Glenn Ubertino owns Zoller Hardware in North Carolina and has seen both sides of the retail coin. As a child, he grew up in the independent hardware store his parents owned, and as he began his own professional career, he …

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