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2022 Young Retailer of the Year

NHPA Announces 2022 Young Retailer of the Year Honorees

The North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) is pleased to announce the 2022 Young Retailer of the Year honorees. Selected from a field of inspiring independent home improvement retailers under the age of 35 across North America, the eight honorees represent the future of the industry.

The honorees were recognized on April 4 at a reception as part of the NHPA All-Industry Conference and National Hardware Show (NHS) in Las Vegas. Retailers, vendors and wholesaler representatives were in attendance to celebrate this year’s honorees. Several former honorees also came to show their support for this latest group of high-achieving retailers.

“This is just the first night of many shining the light on our honorees in the next couple of months,” says Scott Wright, NHPA executive director of advanced training programs. “These are the industry’s best and brightest, and they continue to raise the bar with their leadership in their stores and communities. They are the bright future of our industry.”

Jade Haynie, general manager of Northwest Hardware in Billings, Montana, was one of the honorees in attendance at the reception and says he was humbled to be recognized as a Young Retailer of the Year.

“It was great to meet my fellow honorees and hear how each of us is making a difference in the industry,” Haynie says. “I also enjoyed getting to reconnect with other retailers I’ve developed relationships with through NHPA.”

Honorees for 2022 include:

Under $3M in Annual Sales

Kyle Adair—co-owner of Maycrest Hardware in Savannah, Georgia

Over $3M in Annual Sales

Cory Rhynehart—minority owner of Milton Hardware & Building Supply in Milton, New York

Multiple Stores

Nicole Anderson—marketing manager of Wilco Co-op in Mt. Angel, Oregon

Brandon Donahue—owner of Westerly Paints Inc. in Rhode Island and Connecticut

Jade Haynie—general manager of Northwest Hardware in Montana

Adam Moulton—dealer-owner of Woodstock Home Hardware Building Centre in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada

Coreen Pierce—branch administration manager of Koopman Lumber Co. in Massachusetts

Brandon Wright—owner of Stan’s Merry Mart in Washington


Thank You

NHPA would like to thank all Young Retailer of the Year nominees for contributing to the program’s strength.

The association would also like to recognize the program’s sponsors for their dedication to the independent channel. Thanks go to American Hardware & Lumber Insurance, Arrow Fastener, Epicor, Fluidmaster, Intertape Polymer Group (IPG), Midwest Fastener, MiTek and Pony Jorgensen.


About the Young Retailer of the Year Program

For 26 years, the Young Retailer of the Year program has highlighted the skills and success of the next generation of independent home improvement leaders. NHPA believes the 2022 Young Retailer of the Year honorees represent the future of the industry.

About Julie Leinwand

Julie Leinwand is the Corporate Communications Manager and Editor for NHPA. She graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism. In her spare time, she enjoys baking fanciful desserts and spending time with her puppies and husband.

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