Gary and Dean Thulin (second and third from left) were presented with the Proud of My Home Award.

Campbell River Home Hardware recognized as one of country’s best

Twenty stores from across Canada are selected each year based on their efforts to achieve the highest standards

Every year more than 1,080 Home Hardware stores across Canada vie for the company’s Proud of My Home Award.

This year, Pioneer Home Hardware Building Centre – Campbell River has been recognized with the top honour.

Dealer-owners Gary Thulin, Glen Thulin, Dean Thulin and Allison Kilby were awarded at a ceremony at the company’s corporate office in St. Jacobs, Ontario at the semi-annual Home Hardware Market.

Twenty stores from across Canada are selected each year based on their efforts to achieve the highest standards in retailing, merchandise presentation, staff performance and overall quality of the store.

“We’re very excited to be included among the top stores in Canada, and want to thank our staff for all of their hard work,” said Gary Thulin. “We are proud to serve our community by providing expert advice and top quality products and services at competitive prices.”

To receive the Proud of My Home Award, Home stores must demonstrate excellence in staff performance and customer service; interior presentation, including clear signage, tidiness, and merchandise presentation and displays; exterior presentation, including cleanliness and attractive window displays; staff training; and participation in Dealer network initiatives.

“The Proud of My Home Award represents the value behind strong team work and demonstrates the importance of dedicated people working together to serve their communities,” said Paul Straus, President and CEO of Home Hardware Stores Limited. “Pioneer Home Hardware Building Centre – Campbell River truly encompasses all that Home Hardware represents. Congratulations to Gary, Glen, Dean, Allison and their staff.”