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2020 Young Retailer of the Year

NRHA Announces 2020 Young Retailer of the Year Honorees

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is proud to announce the 2020 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 represent the future of the industry.

Under $2M in Annual Sales
Katie DeMaris—owner of DeMaris Hardware in St. Ansgar, Iowa

Weston Jacobs—owner of Weakley-Watson Hardware in Brownwood, Texas

Over $2M in Annual Sales
Sam Olson—owner of Buffalo Hardware in Buffalo, South Dakota

Lynzi Radermacher—retail manager of AG Partners Town and Country in Belle Plaine, Minnesota

Multiple Stores
Ryan Buck—owner of Buck’s Home Building Centre and New Germany Home Hardware Building Centre in Bridgewater and New Germany, Nova Scotia, Canada

Cody Goeppner—retail manager at Bleyhl Co-op in Washington state’s Yakima Valley

Matthew Holmes—owner of Holmes Building Materials in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

NRHA would like to thank all Young Retailer of the Year nominees 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 Arrow Fastener, Epicor, Fluidmaster, Intertape Polymer Group, Midwest Fastener, MiTek and Pony Jorgensen.

The Young Retailer of the Year Program

For 24 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 2020 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.

About Julie Leinwand

Julie Leinwand
Julie Leinwand is the Corporate Communications Manager and Editor for NRHA. 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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