Winners of the Golden Hammer Awards at the 2015 National Hardware Show

The place to be for new products, networking opportunities and awards ceremonies celebrating trends and innovation.

The place to be for new products, networking opportunities and awards ceremonies celebrating trends and innovation.

Celebrating trends and innovation in hardware, the 2015 National Hardware Show® was held May 5-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

During the 2015 show, 45 awards in 11 categories, were presented, including the Golden Hammer Awards.

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The Golden Hammer Awards were given for “Tools of the trade”, “Retailer of the year”, and “Home Channel Hall of Fame” and are designed to recognize “the best of the best” of home improvement.

The Retailer of the Year Award: Orchard Supply Hardware

  • SJMN_NTSPIZARROorchardsupplyhardwareOrchard Supply Hardware began in 1931 when a group of farmers, struggling through the Great Depression and 2 years of drought and crop failures, each put up $30 to form a cooperative in order to buy supplies. Soon non-farmers discovered Orchard Supply as a good place to shop and get helpful advice. Today, Orchard Supply Hardware is a thriving retail hardware company with more than 70 stores located throughout California and Oregon, with expanded services and product in all-things hardware, backyard and paint. In September, 2013 the company was acquired by home improvement retailer Lowe’s, but remains a separate business unit.
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BOB TELLIER: Photo taken by Ken Clark of the Hardware Building Supply Dealer

“This award celebrates the improved Neighborhood concept, and recognizes the balance we’ve worked hard to achieve between a fresh approach to home improvement and a deeply rooted history of Legendary Customer Service. We’re thrilled to share this award with our associates across California and Oregon, who make sure our neighbors are taken care of day in and day out,” stated Bob Tellier, President Orchard Supply Hardware.

BOB TELLIER:   Photo taken by Ken Clark of the Hardware Building Supply Dealer

BOB TELLIER: Photo taken by Ken Clark of the Hardware Building Supply Dealer

Tellier continued, “Orchard Supply Hardware was built upon a sense of community and quality, which is something we strive to bring to our shoppers on every level of product and service. Our local store teams pay close attention to the needs of their local communities which are then reflected in the store. When you walk through the doors at OSH we treat you like a neighbor, not just a customer – we’d like to think this is what earned us this award.”

Find your local OSH here: www.osh.com/store-finder or reach us at 1-888-SHOP-OSH

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Shell Lumber and Hardware has been a leader in Lumber & Hardware sales since 1928 and has built a strong infrastructure in Miami to be the key suppliers for all of Florida.  Shell Lumber and Hardware’s market has grown since its founding and has worked with international companies; from islands in the Caribbean, to Nasa, and even Singapore.

joescarlett TSC_logo_FLOHJoe Scarlett, the retired Chairman of Tractor Supply Company and Founder of the Scarlett Leadership Institute in Franklin, Tennessee, was honored for his over 30 years of leadership at Tractor Supply Co, which led to the remarkable growth at Tractor Supply Company, and his overall commitment to improving business leadership skills and emphasis and encouragement of ethical behavior.

 

The place to be for new products, networking opportunities and awards ceremonies celebrating trends and innovation.

The place to be for new products, networking opportunities and awards ceremonies celebrating trends and innovation.

The National Hardware Show celebrates a rich history spanning 70 years of serving the home improvement marketplace. From its early beginnings in New York during the post-World War II housing boom and eventual move to Chicago in the 1970s, to today’s current location in Las Vegas, the National Hardware Show continually evolves through the industry’s involvement, commitment and passion to improving America’s quality of life through their homes. Today, the National Hardware Show is the place for global manufacturers, associations, organizations and the media to unveil their new products, ideas and insight to a broad spectrum of home improvement

Winners of the NRHA Top Gun Awards at the 2015 National Hardware Show

The place to be for new products, networking opportunities and awards ceremonies celebrating trends and innovation.

The place to be for new products, networking opportunities and awards ceremonies celebrating trends and innovation.

Celebrating trends and innovation in hardware, the 2015 National Hardware Show® was held May 5-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

During the 2015 show, 45 awards in 11 categories, were presented, including the NRHA Top Gun Awards.

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The NRHA Top Gun Awards is industry’s chance to hear what today’s top independent retailers are thinking. NRHA and Hardware Retailing magazine once again assembled a panel of the industry’s most successful and innovative independent retailers to share their stories and thoughts on the industry.

Winners of the 2015 Top Gun Awards

Fuller and Son Hardware has been serving central Arkansas since 1921. Being family owned and operated, Fuller and Son Hardware takes pride in providing top notch service to each of their customers through thier Triple Guarantee. Fuller and Son Hardware is a complete hardware and lumber provider; they carry a large selection of rental tools, and even operate their own small engine repair shop.

 

Ninety years of continuous reinvestment in facilities, technology and expertise, allows HPM Building Supply to be a dependable source of the basic building blocks of development in Hawaii.
HPM Building Supply has over 2,200 lines of pro-grade lumber, building materials and tools. Plus, they manufacturer to custom specifications wood trusses, wall panels, metal roofing, and pre-hung doors. Fohpmbuildingsupplies3.jpgr those looking to build a new home,HPM Building Supply also offers 15 proven house plans, building materials conveniently packaged to save you money, and the know-how to help save you time and headaches.  And with five locations and the largest trucking fleets around, HPM Building Supply is always just around the corner from every Big Island projects. And now, with HPM Building Supply expanded Oahu sales office, they can also easily service projects on Oahu, Maui and Kauai.

Jason Haley of Great Lakes Ace in Michigan

jasonhaley In 1946, Joe, Ted, Valeryn, Mariongreatlakeshardware.jpg and Frank Traskos opened their first hardware store in Dearborn Michigan known then as Hardware Depot. Their plan was to provide friendly and knowledgeable service, low prices and to carry products their customers needed.

In 2014 – the organization (known recently as ACO Hardware) joined the number #1 Hardware brand on the planet and is now known as Great Lakes Ace Hardware. This year Great Lakes Ace Hardware had undergone a major renovation, from new lighting, to counters, signs and fixtures along with an incredible influx of over 30,000 new items into our stores. All of their over 800 associates, are proud to be the largest independent Ace retail chain in the world – with world class stores, delivering the same core values our founders put in place nearly 70 years ago.

Rolando Robles of Anawalt Lumber in California

hardware44.jpgAnawalt Lumber is one of the last family-owned and operated lumber companies in Los Angeles. They pride themselves on having just what you need at prices you can afford. Anawalt Lumber has friendly, knowledgeable staff, an extensive inventory and four convenient locations to serve customers; in addition, special orders are never a problem and they offer prompt delivery service.

The place to be for new products, networking opportunities and awards ceremonies celebrating trends and innovation.

The place to be for new products, networking opportunities and awards ceremonies celebrating trends and innovation.

The National Hardware Show celebrates a rich history spanning 70 years of serving the home improvement marketplace. From its early beginnings in New York during the post-World War II housing boom and eventual move to Chicago in the 1970s, to today’s current location in Las Vegas, the National Hardware Show continually evolves through the industry’s involvement, commitment and passion to improving America’s quality of life through their homes. Today, the National Hardware Show is the place for global manufacturers, associations, organizations and the media to unveil their new products, ideas and insight to a broad spectrum of home improvement

Winner of the Gameball Awards at the 2015 National Hardware Show

The place to be for new products, networking opportunities and awards ceremonies celebrating trends and innovation.

The place to be for new products, networking opportunities and awards ceremonies celebrating trends and innovation.

Celebrating trends and innovation in hardware, the 2015 National Hardware Show® was held May 5-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Presented By

Presented By

During the 2015 show, 45 awards in 11 categories, were presented, including the Gameball Awards:

 

Best Overall Product: dometicDometic Corporation.

Dometic Group is the preferred development partner and equipment supplier to RV manufacturers, boat builders, commercial- and passenger-vehicle manufacturers, hotels, retailers and more than 12,000 dealers and technical service companies all over the world.

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FishboneGrillOysterBar-Logo.jpgBest Marketing Concept: Fish Bone

 

 

 

Best Innovative Product: Burnie Grill

burniegrillLight your Burnie and you’ve got fire. Burnie weighs around  three pounds. It’s 100% natural—all wood, zero chemicals.  When you’re done, the Burnie burns itself out.burniegrill2 No waste. No cleanup.  And its great for the environment.

 

selectoutdoorkitchens.jpgBest New Product: Select Outdoor Kitchens

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Finding an outdoor cabinet for your Big Green Egg or Kamado Joe grill has never been easier. Select Outdoor Kitchens endless options and possibilities for you to consider.

 

 

Best Tailgate Concept Product: A-MAZE-N Products, Inc.

amazenThe A-MAZE-N-SMOKER (AMNS) PATENTED is a smoke generator that was created out of my need to Cold Smoke meat, fish and cheese. After months of testing, A-MAZE-N found the perfect combination of design, materials and sawdust that gives consistent results every time. Even though the AMNS was created for Cold Smoking, it can also be used to supplement smoke at temps up to 180° inside your smoker.

The place to be for new products, networking opportunities and awards ceremonies celebrating trends and innovation.

The place to be for new products, networking opportunities and awards ceremonies celebrating trends and innovation.

The National Hardware Show celebrates a rich history spanning 70 years of serving the home improvement marketplace. From its early beginnings in New York during the post-World War II housing boom and eventual move to Chicago in the 1970s, to today’s current location in Las Vegas, the National Hardware Show continually evolves through the industry’s involvement, commitment and passion to improving America’s quality of life through their homes. Today, the National Hardware Show is the place for global manufacturers, associations, organizations and the media to unveil their new products, ideas and insight to a broad spectrum of home improvement

Winners of the American Manufacturing Awards at the 2015 National Hardware Show

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American Manufacturing Awards

Winners reflect American manufacturing excellence in design, quality and innovation.

1003_sgpp_forget_me_notEverything you need to start your seedlings with Walter Seed Company’s BIODEGRADABLE PLANTER BOX. Includes: Seed, liner, and growing medium. Simply place the peat pellet in the liner, add 3 tablespoons of water; wait 15 minutes for pellet to expand; Place in box and sow 2-3 seeds. Water as needed; Transplant seedling when 2-3″. Recycle liner and plant entire box into a larger container or the ground after all danger of frost has passed.

riteintherainThe Rite in the Rain story began nearly a century ago in the forests of the Great Northwest. Entrepreneur, Jerry Darling, recognized the logging industry’s need for a durable material that could be written on and survive in poor weather conditions and consequently developed a special coating that created a unique moisture shield on the hand-dipped sheets of paper that he and his wife, Mary, processed at their home.  Over the many years, Rite in the Rain has perfected and patented their environmentally responsible coating process.

Newpreston-1 Haven Hardware has mastered the art of designing and manufacturing architectural hardware. Years of market research and product design have29_6276_copy_1e resulted in a refined, and flawless series of sliding door hardware. Each set of hardware is manufactured solely in the United States, refined over years of development and production to produce the highest quality results. Each piece of hardware is made to delivee29_6230_1r the ultimate customer experience, and aesthetic appearance..

 

 

8080-60-3700_Rocking_Chair_Earth_BrownAdams’ rocking chair is designed for long-lasting comfort. The curved seat and comforting back support delivers a relaxation that rivals the classic wooden rockers of yesteryear, incorporating a smooth and peaceful rocking action. More affordable and easier to maintain than wood, Adams’ Stacking Rocker is built from high-quality resin for all-weather performance.

According to Dan Stainer, director of marketing for Adams Manufacturing,
the Adams’ Big Easy Rocking Chair is an industry first and 100% Made in USA.

danssteinerStainer said, “The Adams’ Big Easy Rocking Chair is the world’s first stackable resin rocker and rated to hold 350 lbs. It was selected as the “Best New Product” based on three judging criteria: Product Innovation, Product Design and lastly, Product Quality.”

 

“The Adams’ Big Easy Rocking Chair is new for this year/2015 selling season and can be purchased at participating retailers such as Lowe’s and Walmart – or even local retailers such as Trader Horn. Please check with your local retailer for availability – as it is a new product and is starting to make its way out to the broader market.”

The Adams’ Big Easy Rocking Chair
www.adamsmfg.com,
800.237.8287

National Hardware Show® Celebrates 70 Years in 2015

The 2015 National Hardware Show® will be held May 5-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center

The place to be for new products, networking opportunities and awards ceremonies celebrating trends and innovation.

The place to be for new products, networking opportunities and awards ceremonies celebrating trends and innovation.

The National Hardware Show celebrates a rich history spanning 70 years of serving the home improvement marketplace. From its early beginnings in New York during the post-World War II housing boom and eventual move to Chicago in the 1970s, to today’s current location in Las Vegas, the National Hardware Show continually evolves through the industry’s involvement, commitment and passion to improving America’s quality of life through their homes. Today, the National Hardware Show is the place for global manufacturers, associations, organizations and the media to unveil their new products, ideas and insight to a broad spectrum of home improvement resellers.

Attendees and exhibitors will share their memories and experiences from past shows.

NHS1950Whether it’s an old photo or a favorite story, the National Hardware Show wants to hear from you!

The National Hardware Show is asking past attendees and exhibitors to submit memories of innovative products they first saw at the show, stories of relationships they built or connections they made and photos from past years. Submissions will be compiled and shared before the show on social media, the National Hardware Show website and more. Submit photos or stories online or contact Allison McDonald at amacdonald@reedexpo.com with any questions.

richr“As we celebrate 70 years of the National Hardware Show, we continue to look ahead to the future of the home improvement industry,” says Richard Russo, vice president of the National Hardware Show. “However, we’d also like to take some time to look back and reflect on the memories of years past and see how far we’ve come and how much things have changed.”

 

General Tools & Instruments LLC, was founded by  Abe and Lillian Rosenberg in New York City, 1922.

General Tools & Instruments LLC, was founded by Abe and Lillian Rosenberg in New York City, 1922.

The first National Hardware Show was held in New York City in 1945, just as the post-war housing boom began. It was created by Abe Rosenburg, founder of General Hardware Manufacturing Co. (today General Tools & Instruments) and Charlie Snitow, legal counsel for the company. Reed Exhibitions acquired Snitow’s trade show business in the early 1960s, and in 1975, the show moved to Chicago. It was held there each year until 2004, when it moved to the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For the past 70 years, retailers have been attending the show for a variety of reasons.

picton“I attend the National Hardware Show each year to see the hottest new products about to hit the market,” says Adam Busscher, owner of Picton Home Hardware in Picton, Ontario. “It is the one place where vendors from all over the world attend, and independent retailers like me can access ALL of their product offerings. I also find the educational seminars at the NRHA All-Industry Conference to be a valuable learning experience that I carry back to the store with me. I have the opportunity to network with fellow independent home improvement retailers from all over North America, and I gather great ideas and best practices that I would not otherwise have had the opportunity to collect.”

Registration is now open for the show.