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NRHA Announces 2019 Young Retailer of the Year Honorees

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is proud to announce the 2019 Young Retailer of the Year honorees. Selected from a field of inspiring independent home improvement retailers under the age of 35 across North America, these seven honorees illustrate that success in the independent channel requires resourcefulness, forward thinking and a drive to excel.

Under $2M in Annual Sales

Franklin Cloningergeneral manager of Triangle True Value Hardware and Rental in Greenwood, South Carolina

Morgan Godfreypart owner, retail manager of Select Source in Kimberly, Idaho

 

Over $2M in Annual Sales

Trey Hamilton—owner-operator of Arab Lumber & Supply in Arab, Alabama

Kevin Harrisstore manager of Harris Home Hardware in London, Ontario, Canada


Multiple Stores

TJ Colsondirector of store operations at Wilco in Mt. Angel, Oregon

Jacob Hagandirector of store operations at Hagan Ace Hardware in Orange Park, Florida

Samantha Postmarketing and human resources manager of T & M Hardware & Rental in Bellevue, Pennsylvania

 

NRHA would like to thank each and every Young Retailer of the Year nominee for contributing to the program’s strength.

NRHA would also like to recognize the program’s sponsors for their dedication to the independent retailers who are pushing the boundaries of the industry each day. Thanks go to Channellock Tools; Delta Faucet Co.; The Fluidmaster Co.; Intertape Polymer Group; and Midwest Fastener.

More Information on the Young Retailer of the Year Program

For 23 years and counting, the Young Retailer of the Year program has highlighted the skills and success of the next generation of independent hardware and home improvement leaders. NRHA believes the 2019 Young Retailer of the Year honorees represent the future of the industry. Supporting them gives the entire independent channel an opportunity to unite and celebrate the hardworking people who propel it forward each day.

Register to Attend This Year’s Ceremony

Begin your experience at the NRHA All-Industry Conference by celebrating the future of the independent channel. The ceremony takes place the evening before the National Hardware Show® begins, giving attendees a can’t-miss chance to connect across wholesale affiliations and learn more about the 2019 Young Retailer of the Year honorees.

For more information on attending the event, contact Katie McHone-Jones.

About Todd Taber

Todd Taber
Todd is an assistant editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. He graduated from Indiana University where he majored in journalism and French. Throughout his career, he has aimed to highlight small businesses and their community value. He joined NRHA in 2017 and now serves on the news and marketing teams. In his free time, he likes to run, spend time with family and travel the country.

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