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Inside the Growing Season of Northern California’s Central Valley

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At the helm of a business spanning three Northern California counties and three generations, Steve Patterson is searching for the perfect balance. As his company honors 65 hard-won years, he shares what it takes to stay at the forefront of …

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Now Available: 2019 Cost of Doing Business Study

2019 cost of doing business study

Understanding how your business compares to similar operations is a crucial step in mastering your finances and planning for future success. Each year, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) surveys thousands of retailers to deliver that knowledge to independent …

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3 Steps to Greater Lumberyard Efficiency

A lumberyard can be a loud, chaotic place. Whether it’s builders making an emergency run for supplies or a dozen DIYers reviewing options for their latest backyard project, the space can quickly become frenetic. Lumberyard efficiency becomes even more important …

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2019 Young Retailer of the Year: Trey Hamilton

Trey Hamilton Owner-Operator Arab Lumber & Supply Arab, Alabama If you’re going to be in business, you can’t be complacent. Get to one level, then go for the next one. I don’t want to ever be on a plateau. Although …

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: 3 Ways the 2019 Cost of Doing Business Study Strengthens Businesses

2019 cost of doing business study

Knowledge is power. For more than a century, independent hardware stores, home centers and lumberyards have relied on the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) Cost of Doing Business Study to see how their businesses compare to typical and high-profit …

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How I Did It: Doing Store Expansion Smart

In 1998, Jeff Paladino purchased his family’s 4,500-square-foot hardware store nestled in a shopping mall in Milton, New York. His family had owned several businesses over the years before taking on a local hardware store. A switch into hardware seemed …

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Check Out Some of the Oldest Stores in America

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Even before the signing of the Declaration of Independence, retail began establishing its roots in the U.S. Impressively, some of those early businesses are still in operation, having survived by evolving for more than two centuries. The July issue of Hardware …

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Illinois Lumber Company’s a-Maze-ing Journey

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When Peter Loveland heads to work, he knows he’s walking in the footsteps of family members who came before him. Loveland is the fifth generation to manage his family’s home improvement business, Maze Lumber. Founded in Peru, Illinois, in 1848 …

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