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Beacon Awards Honor Industry’s Top Retailers

The 2022 Beacon Award honorees and sponsors.

The 2022 Beacon Award honorees and sponsors.

Four hardware retailers were honored as Beacon Award winners during a special awards banquet held during The Hardware Conference on August 19 at the JW Marriott in Marco Island, Fla.

The Beacon Awards, now in their tenth year, are a premier national industry awards program developed by The Hardware Connection magazine and The Hardware Conference to recognize the “best of the best” independent hardware/home improvement retailers.

(From l to r): Mike and Brenda MacKay, Vassar Building Center; Mike Melchi, Do it Best Corp.; Pam and Mitch Johnson, Ivey’s Building Materials; and Cherié Jacobs, Do it Best Corp.

(From l to r): Mike and Brenda MacKay, Vassar Building Center; Mike Melchi, Do it Best Corp.; Pam and Mitch Johnson, Ivey’s Building Materials; and Cherié Jacobs, Do it Best Corp.

(From l to r): David Mobley, Orgill; Phil and Deanna Cheeves, Hometown Hardware; Nancy and Larry Huot, LaValley Building Supply.

(From l to r): David Mobley, Orgill; Phil and Deanna Cheeves, Hometown Hardware; Nancy and Larry Huot, LaValley Building Supply.

The 2022 Beacon Awards were sponsored by Epicor and Ettore, along with wholesaler sponsors Do it Best Corp. and Orgill.

The Beacon Awards honored the Retail Beacon Award winners for each of the participating wholesalers, plus the Best New Stores in two categories: under 20,000 square feet and over 20,000 square feet.

“This year’s Beacon Award winners are an impressive group of top-notch retailers. They all demonstrate the ability to stand out with customer-focused stores that are easy to shop and meet the needs of the communities they serve,” stated Chris Jensen, editor and founding principal of The Hardware Connection.

Continue reading in the Sept/Oct 2022 issue here.

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