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Hometown Hardware Wins Beacon Award

Sep 27, 2022

Hometown Hardware, in Senoia, Georgia, was one of four stores honored as Beacon Award winners at The Hardware Conference in Marco Island, Florida. Owned and operated by Phil and Deanna Cheeves, Hometown Hardware has been a Paladin client since it opened in 2018.

The Beacon Awards and The Hardware Conference are organized by the Hardware Connection.

The Cheeves’ store was honored as Best New Store under 20,000 square feet. Other stores honored were: Vassar Building Center, Vassar, Michigan (Best New Store, Over 20,000 sf), LaValley Building Supply, Newport, New Hampshire (Retail Beacon Award), and Ivey’s Building Materials, Houghton, Louisiana (Retail Beacon Award).

Read more about the award on Page 46 of the September/October edition of Hardware Connection. 

Clinton Hardware selected as a 2022 Stihl All-Star

Clinton Hardware store owner David Billman

David Billman, owner of Clinton Hardware

David Billman’s Do it Best Clinton Hardware has been highlighted by HBS Dealer as a 2022 Stihl All-Star.

Clinton Hardware, in Clinton, Maryland, opened as an independent store just after the end of World War II. David’s family bought the business in 1963 and has operated it ever since. 2021 marked 75 years in business for Clinton Hardware.

Read more about Clinton Hardware.

Hemlock Hardware owner selected to Do it Best Board

Scott Pesavento, owner of Hemlock Hardware, was announced as part of the 2023 Do it Best board of directors at its recent Shareholders’ Meeting. Scott and Hemlock Hardware have been part of the Paladin family since 2016.

Rust’s Hardware Recognized for Community Support

Rust’s Hardware Hank in Turtle Lake, North Dakota, was featured for its community support in the September edition of Hardware Retailing. JoLene and Ryan Rust have owned the store for 23 years and have been part of the Paladin family for the past nine.

Kraftco Hardware Pooch Highlighted

Gracie at Kraftco Hardware in Little Rock, Arkansas was featured in Hardware Connection’s “An Inside Look – Store Pets.” Kraftco has been a Paladin client since August 2021. William and Dick Bona run the business. See Gracie on Page 67 of the Hardware Connection.

HBS Dealer

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  • Lewter Hardware has announced plans to close on October 8, according to HBS Dealer. Lewter Hardware, a Paladin store since 2008, has served the residents of Huntsville, Alabama since the family opened it in 1928.
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