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.
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
- Bobby Fuller of Fuller & Son Hardware in Arkansas
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.
- Michael Fujimoto of HPM Building Supply in Hawaii
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. For 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
In 1946, Joe, Ted, Valeryn, Marion 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
Anawalt 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 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