Hardware Retailing

SEP 2017

Hardware Retailing magazine is the pre-eminent how-to management magazine for small business owners and managers in the home improvement retailing industry.

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Upcoming Events HARDWARE RETAILING | September 2017 104 Newsmakers PRO Group Recognizes Outstanding Retailers B usiness acumen, creativity, innovation, passion and service are just a few words that could be used to describe three home improvement businesses recognized by Denver-based PRO Group this year. For achieving retail success and upholding the principles and ideals of effective hardware retailing, PRO Group awarded its annual Paul L. Cosgrave Memorial Award, which is named after PRO Hardware founder Paul L. Cosgrave, to Yates Home PRO. PRO Group also recognized BDK Feed & Supply and PRO Hardware as the 2017 Paul L. Cosgrave Memorial Award Finalist. Additionally, both companies and Grandview Lumber PRO Home Center were named 2016 PRO Retailers of the Year. "These three companies represent the best of PRO dealers," says Shari Kalbach, vice president of PRO Group. "In selecting the winners, we consider sales, operations, management, merchandising, PRO identification and more, and these retailers are at the top in those areas. We're proud of these businesses and are so pleased to honor them this year." PRO Hardware Retailer of the Year Grandview Lumber PRO Home Center Grandview, Washington Grandview Lumber PRO Home Center in Grandview, Washington, is the 2016 PRO Hardware Retailer of the Year for Horizon Distribution Inc. "Grandview Lumber was awarded 2016 PRO Hardware Retailer of the Year because they are an outstanding supporter of all PRO Group programs," says Mike Dawson, sales manager for Horizon Distribution. "They continuously show strong sales and growth, and they are dedicated to serving their community." The store prides itself on being able to provide supplies for any kind of building project. Grandview Lumber is considered the strongest source for lumber and building materials in its area and is also known for its robust paint department. Owner Cliff Lewis has built an operation supporting local contractors and serious DIY customers. In 2016, the company proved its commitment to the community by building and opening a brand new facility. Lewis and his staff look forward to serving Grandview for years to come. September 3-5 Spoga+Gafa Cologne, Germany 8-10 Horizon Distribution Annual Conference & Trade Show Yakima, Washington 8-10 HDW 2017 Fall Dealer Market Shreveport, Louisiana 15-16 Blish-Mize Fall Buying Market Overland Park, Kansas 21-23 The Bostwick-Braun Co. 2017 Fall Dealer Market Toledo, Ohio 23-26 Home Hardware Fall Dealer Market St. Jacobs, Ontario 25-27 True Value Fall Reunion Chicago October 11-13 Wallace Hardware Co., Inc., Fall Dealer Market Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 13-16 Do it Best Fall Market Indianapolis Upcoming Events Find more details about these events and others online at TheRedT.com/calendar. To have your event added, contact Kate Klein at kklein@nrha.org. Owner Cliff Lewis stands outside Grandview Lumber PRO Home Center in Grandview, Washington. His store is the largest supplier for lumber and building materials in his area.

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