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Listen to the Industry’s 2022 Top Gun Award Winners

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. Read highlights here from each winner.

Stacy Bivona

Builders

Stacy Bivona, Vice President
“You need to create an enjoyable experience for customers when they’re shopping with you, on the telephone, meeting with a designer. We want to build customers for life, and experience is how we do that.”

Elliot GreenbergJC Licht

Elliot Greenberg, President & CEO
“You have to love what you do to be good at this business. I love getting to know contractors and trying to fulfill their needs. I love the people I work with. We come together to serve customers and serve each other.”

Pat SullivanSullivan Hardware & Garden

Pat Sullivan, President
“It’s really important to have unique items. I think sometimes retailers are afraid to buy oddball things. What’s your core? Hardware store. What else are you? You need to have a few things that you’re the very best at.”


Panel on the Pod
If you missed the 2022 Top Guns panel at the NHPA All-Industry Conference, click here to listen now.

About 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.

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