Campbell River’s Pioneer Home Hardware is one of three Home Hardware stores honoured with Hardware Merchandising magazine’s 2011 Outstanding Retailer Awards. The Outstanding Retailer Awards program recognizes excellence in the Canadian hardware and home improvement retailing industry.
The award winners were chosen by a panel of industry experts who analyzed nominations from across Canada in seven separate categories: Best Hardware Store; Best Building Supply/Home Centre (under 25,000 sq. ft.); Best Building Supply/Home Centre (over 25,000 sq. ft.); Best Contractor-Specialist Dealer; Best Young Retailer; Best Large Surface Retailer (over 50,000 sq. ft. retail) and Community Leader.
Each nomination was judged on a range of criteria, including sales performance, retailing innovation and community involvement.
Gary, Glen and Dean Thulin, Dealer-Owners of Pioneer Home Hardware Building Centre in Campbell River, B.C. were awarded for Best Building Supply Over 25,000 sq. ft.
“We’re very proud that three of our stores have received such high honours from the industry,” said Paul Straus, President and CEO, Home Hardware Stores Limited.
“These awards are a testament to the hard work these Dealer-Owners put into their businesses and are proof that Home Hardware offers the best program for independents in the industry, allowing them to provide their customers with quality products and superior service. On behalf of the Dealer-Owners of more than 1,080 Home Hardware stores across Canada, I extend congratulations to these Dealers and their Staff.”
The awards were presented at an event in Toronto that was attended by hardware and home improvement retailing executives, vendors and Dealers from across Canada.
Home Hardware Dealers have received 12 Outstanding Retailer Awards over the past five years.
Home Hardware Stores are 100 per cent Canadian-owned and operated; Home Hardware Stores Limited has a presence in every Canadian province and territory and is the country’s largest independent, Dealer-owned hardware, lumber, building materials and furniture cooperative. Founded on January 1, 1964 by 122 independent hardware Dealers, the cooperative now includes more than 1,080 stores, under the Home Hardware, Home Building Centre, Home Hardware Building Centre and Home Furniture banners, with annual collective retail sales of more than $5 billion.