The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is proud to announce the 2018 Young Retailer of the Year honorees. Chosen from a broad field of inspiring, talented applicants, these young retailers push the industry forward each day. From improving their own businesses to bettering their communities, connecting with customers and continuing their hardware retailing education, these retailers exemplify the power of the independent home improvement industry.
Under $2 Million in Annual Sales
Ronna Kilts—manager, Mattson’s True Value Hardware in Howard City, Michigan
Megan Zarbano—owner, Handy Hardware & Rental in Valley City, North Dakota
Over $2 Million in Annual Sales
Sean Angelo—general manager, Budget Home Supply in Longmont, Colorado
Taylor Baker—owner, Foothills Hardware & Builders Supply in Pilot Mountain, North Carolina
Mike Wilson—general manager/dealer owner, Wilson’s Home Hardware Building Centre in Barrington Passage, Nova Scotia
Byron Clouse—owner, Lewiston Ace Hardware in Lewiston, Michigan
Nate Ludwig—general manager, Dazey’s Building Center in Garberville, California
Diana Newton—vice president, Bay Hardware in Seal Beach, California
NRHA thanks each and every retailer who applied this year and the program’s sponsors, Channellock Tools; Delta Faucet Co.; The Fluidmaster Co.; Intertape Polymer Group; and Midwest Fastener. We congratulate the 2018 Young Retailer of the Year honorees and look forward to celebrating your achievements and following your inspiring careers in the years ahead.
More Information on the Young Retailer of the Year Program
For 22 years and counting, the Young Retailer of the Year program has sought to highlight the skills and success of the next generation of independent hardware and home improvement mavericks. We believe honorees represent the future of the industry and identifying and supporting them gives the entire industry an opportunity to unite and celebrate the hardworking people who propel it forward each day.
Register to Attend This Year’s Program
Start your week at the NRHA All-Industry Conference with an unforgettable evening dedicated to the future of the independent hardware and home improvement industry. The ceremony takes place the night before the National Hardware Show® begins in Las Vegas, giving attendees a can’t-miss chance to connect across wholesale affiliations and learn more about the 2018 Young Retailer of the Year honorees. It all begins with a networking reception sponsored by Arrow Fastener, followed by an introduction and speech from each retailer.
For more information on attending the event, contact Katie McHone-Jones.