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2019 Top Guns: Charlie Gillman

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Charlie Gillman, Owner and President, Gillman Home Center, 12+ locations in Indiana and Ohio Charlie followed his father and uncle into a career as a general contractor and spent many years as a homebuilder. He transitioned into home improvement retail in the late ... Read More »

2019 Top Guns: Mark Schulein

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Mark Schulein, President, Crown Ace Hardware, 18 locations in California, Arizona and Hawaii Mark spent several years outside the industry before joining his father at Crown Ace Hardware in Orange County, California. Since that time, Mark has helped grow the ... Read More »

Exclusive Q&A: True Value CEO Discusses Upcoming Reunion, Future

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True Value’s President and CEO John Hartmann wants to make it clear that the doors are open for all independent retailers to attend the True Value Fall Reunion in Denver regardless of wholesale affiliation, size or market. This is a ... Read More »

Westlake Ace to Acquire 7-Store Operation in Chicago

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Westlake Ace Hardware announced today it has entered into an agreement to acquire Buikema’s Ace Hardware, an independently owned business that operates seven stores in the Chicago area. The acquisition will be finalized on Jan. 2, 2018. According to Westlake, Buikema’s ... Read More »