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Pedrotti Ace Celebrates a Century of Community

For Gene Pedrotti, hardware is much more than nuts and bolts. For Gene, hardware is history, family and community. As the third-generation owner of Pedrotti Ace Hardware in Benicia, California, Gene is committed to continuing the legacy his great-grandfather and …

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Annapolis Home Hardware Building Centre Retailer Grows Her Career

Victoria Cook-Cranton at Annapolis Home Hardware Building Centre

When she was a senior in high school, Victoria Cook-Cranton had a passion for painting. Her hobby often took her to Annapolis Home Hardware Building Centre in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, where she browsed the aisles for the materials she …

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Coffee Is a Winning Ingredient at Paint Perfection

Paint Perfection Coffee Shop

Luckily for hungry customers who are shopping at Paint Perfection in El Campo, Texas, they can grab a bite to eat and a coffee while they’re in the store. Owner Molli Bodungen wanted to creatively use her paint store’s space …

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Employees Honor the Company’s Heritage Through Photos

Checkouts - Burney Hardware

The staff at Burney True Value Hardware recently reimagined the first six decades of the store’s history through elaborately staged photographs of different time periods and events. The team has been celebrating the store’s 100th anniversary throughout the year, and …

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Charlotte Retailer Prioritizes the Customer & Employee Experience

Blackhawk Hardware owners

For locals in Charlotte, North Carolina, a trip to Blackhawk Hardware is more than just a pit stop on a long list of errands. The team strives to deliver quick and efficient service, but customers appreciate the store’s perks so …

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Jack’s Country Store Has Thrived During 135 Years of U.S. History

Tom Downer at Jack's Country Store

Jack’s Country Store began operating in 1885 as part of a deal its founder, J.A. Morehead, made with the owner of a stagecoach line, which used the beach as a roadway, according to Jack’s president Tom Downer. Morehead originally opened …

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Nation’s Best CEO Talks Industry Consolidation and Strategic Growth

Nation's Best

There is no doubt we are in an era of consolidation among independent home improvement retailers. Recent research from the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) clearly shows a trend toward fewer owners owning more stores. Accompanying this trend has …

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The 2020 Top Guns On Their First Jobs

Top Guns 2020

Will Aubuchon W.E. Aubuchon Co. Inc. First Job: Aubuchon Hardware Warehouse Shop, age 13 “I learned a lot from the shop manager, Eric Berlo, as a person, a leader, a boss. His genuine kindness and care kept me focused as a …

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