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.
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
- Orchard 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.
“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.
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.”
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- Tools of the Trade Award: Shell Lumber & Hardware
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.
Joe 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 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