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 six 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
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.
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.