For 13 years, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) has recognized retailers who are leading their operations in innovative ways through the Top Guns Awards. Whether they are focused on fine-tuning the customer experience, exploring new business endeavors or making the independent industry a career path of choice, each year sees a new group of retailers who are committed to making their operations and the industry better than they found it.
Top Guns are continually dedicated to being ahead of the curve, using the inherent agility of independent retail to the ultimate advantage. Meet this year’s honorees here, and head to hardwareretailing.com/pod to listen to their exclusive podcast episodes on Hardware Retailing‘s brand new podcast series, Editorially Speaking.
2020 Top Guns Award Honorees
Will Aubuchon, CEO, W.E. Aubuchon Co. Inc.
As the fourth generation to lead W.E. Aubuchon Co. Inc., Will Aubuchon is spearheading innovation at his family’s business and within the independent industry at large. Click here to learn more about Will and his operation.
Patrick Goebel, President, Star Lumber
Star Lumber is a key industry player based in central Kansas. Patrick Goebel is helping his family’s business develop loyalty by homing in on the customer experience. Click here to learn more about Patrick and his operation.
Kevin Hancock, President and CEO, Hancock Lumber
Hancock Lumber owns timberland and operates sawmills to source its lumberyards. Kevin Hancock credits the company’s success to its focus on creating an enjoyable and fulfilling workplace. Click here to learn more about Kevin and his operation.
Kirby Scales, General Manager, Russell Do it Center
In central Alabama, Kirby Scales is heading up a focused growth strategy for Russell Do it Center, which currently operates nine stores, including home centers, building supply stores and a design center. Click here to learn more about Kirby and his operation.