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Main Street Ace: The Place for Homemade Artwork

When they have a little free time, the employees at Main Street Ace Hardware in Bowling Green, Ohio, stay busy with some creative pursuits: using spare hardware parts and pieces to create homemade artwork including games, models and other knickknacks …

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The Scent of Hardware

There are some scents just about everyone likes, like the smell of coffee or freshly cut grass. But what about the smell of a hardware store? It seems to be a favorite for customers at Sierra Valley Home Center in Loyalton, …

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A Showcase for Loyal Contractor Customers

Contractor customers at Nunda PRO Lumber and Hardware in Nunda, New York, get an extra perk for their loyal business. “Contractors can submit photos of the houses they’ve built and we’ll display them,” says Larry Mallaber, vice president of Nunda PRO. “It …

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Door Handles Make Creative Entrance

Walk into Hunts Do it Center in Whitehall, Michigan, and the first thing you’ll notice are the unique door handles. After attending a training seminar at the Do it Best Corp. Winter Conference last January, store owner Jeff Cockerill wanted …

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Five Ways to Improve Your Paint Department

Paint Department

To view a PDF of this story, click here and to read a Q&A from an architectural color consultant about her insights and advice on color.  By: Jesse Carleton jcarleton@nrha.org  If you sell paint, you’ve got a lot of company. Specialty stores, other independent home improvement …

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Create the Perfect Home Security Display

Security is a top priority to homeowners everywhere, and they’re looking for more than just alarm systems. You can merchandise products from several departments throughout your store to create a home security display, promoting products you already have, increasing your …

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Houston Stores Feature Unique Goods, Experience


In the city of Houston, Texas, the sun seems to shine year round and consumers are often on the hunt to find ways to enhance their living space, indoors and out. From an emphasis on top-of-the-line grills and accessories, to a love for …

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Offer Your Customers Unique Handmade Products

Got a crafty person in your family? Your store might be the perfect place for them to sell some of their handmade items. At Palmer Lumber and Hardware in Palmer, Kansas, part of a wall near the front of the …

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