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ST. JACOBS, ONTARIO – October 19, 2022 — Home Hardware Stores Limited is pleased to announce two Home stores have been recognized with a 2022 Outstanding Retailer Award by Hardlines Inc. The awards were announced at the 26th Annual Hardlines Conference and Gala taking place October 18 to 19 at Queen’s Landing Hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. 

BURFORD, ONTARIO – September 27, 2022 – BeautiTone, the number one Canadian-made and owned retail paint brand, reveals its 2023 Colour of the Year, ‘Moments’ (CL24-4) – a calming, shaded blue with an influence of green that brings a fresh perspective to modern interiors and acts as a canvas for the moments ahead. 

ST. JACOBS, ON – September 23, 2022 – Home Hardware Stores Limited, Canada’s largest Dealer-owned hardware, lumber, building materials, and furniture home improvement retailer, is excited to announce it is joining Scene+, one of Canada's largest and most flexible loyalty programs. The new partnership, expected to launch in summer 2023, will allow Scene+ members to earn and redeem points at the Canadian retailer’s close to 1,100 Dealer-owned stores nationwide.

ST. JACOBS, ON – September 6, 2022 – Home Hardware, Canada's largest Dealer-owned hardware, lumber, building materials and furniture home improvement retailer, has teamed up with FlipGive, North America’s leading shopping rewards app for teams, to help keep kids playing the games they love. Launching September 6, the Play More Matching Grant will provide $50,000 in grants to youth sports teams across the country. The fall program builds on the $25,000 handed out to young Canadian athletes this past spring.

ST. JACOBS, ONTARIO – September 1, 2022 — This September, Home Hardware Stores Limited is celebrating three decades of partnership with Tree Canada by continuing a tradition started in 1992. For the 30th year, participating Home Hardware Dealer-Owners will host Home Hardware Community Tree Plants in partnership with the national charity, beautifying their communities and giving back.


ST. JACOBS, ONTARIO – July 11, 2022 — To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Barbie™ Dreamhouse™, BeautiTone, the number one Canadian-made and Canadian-owned retail paint brand, has partnered with Mattel Canada to release a curated collection of Barbie-inspired paint colours. Chosen for their playfulness and liveability, the BeautiTone Barbie Dreamhouse Colour Collection aims to inspire Canadians and help them bring their dreams – and dream home – to life. From kids’ bedrooms, to living rooms and the playroom, the collection includes colours to inspire every room in the home.


TORONTO, ON – June 22, 2022 – Wiener’s Home Hardware is proudly celebrating 100 years of serving the Annex community in Toronto, Ontario. The Wiener family began their journey in the home improvement industry in 1922 and became a charter member of Home Hardware Stores Limited when it was founded in 1964.


STOUFFVILLE, ON – June 17, 2022 – Schell Lumber Home Building Centre is proudly celebrating 100 years of serving the Stouffville, Ontario community. The local Home store has been in the Schell family since it was founded in 1922 and ownership has been passed down through four generations.


ST. JACOBS, ONTARIO – May 30, 2022 – Home Hardware is pleased to announce the appointment of Carol Crystal to Vice-President, Merchandise LBM, effective Monday, May 30, 2022. Carol joined Home Hardware as Director, Merchandise Hardlines in August 2020 and transitioned to Director, Merchandise LBM in June 2021. 


ST. JACOBS, ONTARIO – May 12, 2022 — Home Hardware Stores Limited is pleased to announce Melanie Beatty, eCommerce Omni-Channel Manager at Home Hardware Stores Limited, has been recognized with a 2022 Retail TouchPoints 40 Under 40 award. This award celebrates the retail industry’s top 40 shining stars under the age of 40 who have completed innovative and remarkable work.


ST. JACOBS, ON – May 10, 2022 – For the 10th consecutive year, Home Hardware is pleased to be recognized with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation, retaining its Platinum Club status. This award recognizes the best-in-class of Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $50 million that demonstrate leadership in the areas of strategy, capabilities and innovation, culture and commitment, and financials to achieve sustainable growth.


ST. JACOBS, ONTARIO – May 2, 2022 — Home Hardware Stores Limited is pleased to announce it has been recognized as Canada’s Most Trusted Home Retailer in the 2022 Gustavson Brand Trust Index (GBTI). Home Hardware placed first in the Home, Office and Garden Retailers category and third on the list of Canada’s Top 10 Most Trusted Brands.


ST. JACOBS, ONTARIO – May 2, 2022 — Home Hardware Stores Limited is pleased to announce it has been recognized as Canada’s Most Trusted Home Retailer in the 2022 Gustavson Brand Trust Index (GBTI). Home Hardware placed first in the Home, Office and Garden Retailers category and third on the list of Canada’s Top 10 Most Trusted Brands.


ST. JACOBS, ON – April 26, 2022 – Home Hardware, Canada's largest Dealer-owned hardware, lumber, building materials and furniture home improvement retailer, has teamed up with FlipGive, North America’s leading shopping rewards app for teams, to launch the Play More Matching Grant. Designed to provide support to young athletes across the country, $75,000 in matching grants will be available to sports teams to help keep kids in the game.


ST. JACOBS, ONTARIO – April 7, 2022 — Home Hardware Stores Limited, Canada’s largest Dealer-owned hardware, lumber, building materials, and furniture home improvement retailer, is proud to announce it has been named one of Canada’s most reputable companies in Leger’s 25th annual Reputation study.


BURFORD, ON – April 11, 2022 — BeautiTone, the number one Canadian-made and Canadian-owned retail paint brand, today revealed its first ever Exterior Colour of the Year, ‘Ebony’ (WSC43).


ST. JACOBS, ONTARIO – March 30, 2022 — Home Hardware Stores Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of William Zeyl to the new role of Chief Legal Officer (CLO), effective April 11, 2022. 


ST. JACOBS, ONTARIO – March 31, 2022 — Home Hardware Stores Limited is pleased to announce it has been named a Top Fleet Employer by Trucking HR Canada for the ninth consecutive year, with Distinction status for the fifth consecutive year. 


ST. JACOBS, ONTARIO – February 28, 2022 — Home Hardware, Canada’s largest Dealer-owned hardware, lumber, building materials, and furniture home improvement retailer, is excited to announce its participation in Tim Hortons 2022 Roll Up To Win contest running March 7 to April 3, 2022. 

Home Hardware Dealer Named 2022 Young Retailer of the Year

ST. JACOBS, ONTARIO – February 28, 2022 – Home Hardware Stores Limited is pleased to announce Adam Moulton, Dealer-Owner of Woodstock, Ingersoll, and Allandale Home Hardware Building Centres in Ontario, has been named a 2022 Young Retailer of the Year by the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA).

Home Hardware and Aeroplan Partnership to end

ST. JACOBS, ONTARIO – January 31, 2022 — Home Hardware Stores Limited’s partnership with Aeroplan will soon be ending. Customers will be able to collect Aeroplan points at Home Hardware stores across Canada and on homehardware.ca until midnight (EST) on March 31, 2022. Customers can continue to redeem their Aeroplan points for Home Hardware gift cards after March 31, 2022

Home Hardware Named One of Waterloo Area’s Top Employers

ST. JACOBS, ONTARIO – January 27, 2022 —Home Hardware Stores Limited is pleased to announce it has been named one of Waterloo Area’s Top Employers. The annual competition, organized by Canada’s Top 100 Employers, recognizes companies that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work.

Home Hardware Named One of Canada’s Best Employers by Forbes

ST. JACOBS, ONTARIO – January 25, 2021 — Home Hardware Stores Limited is pleased to be recognized on the Forbes list of Canada’s Best Employers 2022. This prestigious award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.

Home Hardware Named Top Hardware Retailer in Leger’s 2021 WOW Study

ST. JACOBS, ONTARIO – January 20, 2022 — Home Hardware Stores Limited is proud to be named the number one hardware retailer in Leger’s 2021 Ontario WOW study. Home Hardware took first place for best in-store experience after Leger, the largest Canadian-owned market research and analytics company, surveyed more than 13,000 shoppers across the province.

Home Hardware and FlipGive Help Over 500 Youth Sports Teams Get Back in the Game

ST. JACOBS, ON – December 13, 2021 –– Thanks to the hard work of young athletes across the country and a $70,000 matching contribution by the Home Hardware Return to Sport Matching Grant, more than 500 youth sports teams got back in the game this fall after being sidelined by COVID-19. The matching grant was developed in partnership with FlipGive, North America’s leading shopping rewards app for teams.


ST. JACOBS, ONTARIO – December 6, 2021 — Home Hardware Stores Limited is pleased to announce its new Beaver Homes & Cottages’ Virtual Design Centre has been recognized with two international awards including a Platinum 2021 MarCom Award and a 2021 Vega Digital Award.

Home Hardware Stores Recognized with 2021 Outstanding Retailer Awards

ST. JACOBS, ONTARIO – October 20, 2021 — Home Hardware Stores Limited is pleased to announce three Home Hardware stores have been recognized with a 2021 Outstanding Retailer Award. The awards were announced at the 25th Annual Hardlines Conference and Gala taking place October 19 to 20 at Queen’s Landing Hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario and virtually online.

BeautiTone Announces 2022 Colour of the Year, ‘Warm Hugs’

BURFORD – October 6, 2021 – BeautiTone, the number one Canadian-made and Canadian-owned retail paint brand, has announced its 2022 Colour of the Year, ‘Warm Hugs’ (D43-0-1598) – a mid-tone shade of red-pink with an influence of orange that offers hope and comfort in one exquisite hue.

 
Fulton’s Home Hardware Building Centre Receives Store of the Year Award

ST. JACOBS, ON – September 28, 2021 – Home Hardware Stores Limited is pleased to recognize Fulton’s Home Hardware Building Centre as the recipient of the annual Walter J. Hachborn Store of the Year Award. The award is part of the Proud of My Home Achievement Awards and Celebration which was held during Home Hardware’s 2021 Virtual Fall Market on September 27, 2021.

Home Hardware Stores Across Canada Dig in for National Tree Day

ST. JACOBS, ONTARIO – September 22, 2021 — Home Hardware Stores Limited and Tree Canada are proud to celebrate National Tree Day by planting hundreds of trees and shrubs at different locations across Canada.

Home Hardware Announces New Vice-President, Marketing

ST. JACOBS, ON – September 9, 2021 — Home Hardware is pleased to announce the appointment of Laura Baker to Vice-President, Marketing, effective Monday, September 20, 2021.

Home Hardware Partners with Tim Hortons® for its Roll Up to Win™️ Contest

ST. JACOBS, ON – September 8, 2021 — Home Hardware, Canada’s largest Dealer-owned hardware, lumber, building materials, and furniture home improvement retailer, is excited to announce its participation in Tim Hortons® Roll Up To Win contest launching Sept. 20. 

Home Hardware and Flipgive Launch Grant Program to Help Kids Get Back in the Game

ST. JACOBS, ON – July 12, 2021 – Home Hardware, Canada's largest Dealer-owned hardware, lumber, building materials and furniture home improvement retailer, today announced the launch of the Home Hardware Return to Sport Matching Grant, in partnership with FlipGive, North America’s leading shopping rewards app for teams. Designed to provide support to youth sports teams across the country, $25,000 in grants will be available to help get kids back in the game after being sidelined by COVID-19.

Home Hardware Announces The Appointment of New Vice-president, Store Operations and Ecommerce

ST. JACOBS, ON – June 2, 2021– Home Hardware Stores Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Wallace as Vice-President, Store Operations and eCommerce, effective June 28, 2021. 


Home Hardware named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

ST. JACOBS, ON – May 5, 2021 – Home Hardware has been recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation. The 2021 Best Managed program award winners are amongst the best-in-class of Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $25 million demonstrating leadership in the areas of strategy, capabilities and innovation, culture and commitment, and financials to achieve sustainable growth.

Home Hardware Named Canada’s Most Trusted Home Retailer

ST. JACOBS, ONTARIO – May 3, 2021 – Home Hardware Stores Limited has been named one of the Top 10 Most Trusted Brands in Canada in the 2021 Gustavson Brand Trust Index (GBTI). Home Hardware placed first in the Home, Office and Garden Retailers category and seventh in the National Top 10 Most Trusted Brands. 

Home Hardware’s Tyler Nowochin Named 2021 Young Retailer of the Year

ST. JACOBS, ONTARIO – April 20, 2021 – Tyler Nowochin, Dealer-Owner of Nowco Home Hardware in Lacombe, Alberta has been named one of the independent hardware industry’s 2021 Young Retailer of the Year honorees by the North America Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA). 

Home Hardware Receives Top Fleet Employer of Distinction Award

ST. JACOBS, ON (March 31, 2021) – Home Hardware Stores Limited is pleased to be named a Top Fleet Employer of Distinction by Trucking HR Canada. The program, now in its eighth year, honours the best trucking and logistics industry workplaces in Canada. 

Québec Home Hardware Dealers Recognized at AQMAT Gala Reconnaissance

ST. JACOBS, ON (March 22, 2021) – Home Hardware Stores Limited is proud to acknowledge five category award winners and four category award finalists at the 9th Annual AQMAT Gala Reconnaissance, which was held virtually on March 20. AQMAT’s Gala Reconnaissance recognizes the achievements of the industry’s best companies, innovative products and most talented employees.


ST. JACOBS, ON (March 9, 2021) – Home Hardware, Canada’s largest Dealer-owned hardware, lumber, building materials, and furniture home improvement retailer, is excited to announce its participation in Tim Hortons® 2021 Roll Up To WinTM contest.

Groupe Turcotte and Home Hardware Stores Limited Announce Acquisition of Quebec-based Patrick Morin Inc.

Montréal, QC (February 17, 2021) – Groupe Turcotte and Home Hardware Stores Limited have announced the acquisition of Quebec-based home improvement retailer Patrick Morin Inc. The deal will see Group Turcotte and Home Hardware Stores Limited purchase 21 stores and one Distribution Centre in the province of Québec, effective today.

Home Hardware and Tree Canada Partner to Support Hard-Hit Nova Scotia Municipalities
Home Hardware contributes $65,000 to Tree Canada’s Operation ReLeaf to help local governments replace trees lost during Hurricane Dorian.

Truro, NS – November 12, 2020 – Today, Home Hardware Retail Manager, Corey Funk and Tree Canada Community Advisor, Bruce Carter planted a single tree at Holy Well Park in Bible Hill, NS to launch a new province-wide initiative between Home Hardware and national non-profit Tree Canada.


Chemong Home Hardware Building Centre Receives
ST. JACOBS, ON –Sept 18, 2020 - Home Hardware Stores Limited is pleased to recognize Chemong Home Hardware Building Centre as the recipient of the annual Walter J. Hachborn Store of the Year Award. The award is part of the Home Hardware Proud of My Home Achievement Awards and Celebration which was held during Home Hardware’s 2020 Virtual Fall Market on September 13, 2020


Rob Szekszer Appointed Vice President, Merchandise Hardlines at Home Hardware Stores Limited

ST. JACOBS, ON –JUNE 25, 2020 –Home Hardware is pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Szekszer to Vice-President, Merchandise Hardlines, effective Monday, June 29, 2020. Rob joined Home Hardware as Director, Merchandise Hardlines in September 2019.

Home Hardware Announces Retirement and New Appointment to Leadership Team

ST. JACOBS, ON –JUNE 8, 2020 –Home Hardware Stores Limited (“Home Hardware” or the “Company”) has announced the retirement of Joel Marks, Vice-President, Merchandise Hardlines. Marks’ leadership and support at Home Hardware over the past 21 years has helped the retailer remain a significant player in the home improvement industry.

Home Hardware’s Ryan Buck Named 2020 Young Retailer of the Year

ST. JACOBS, ON –JUNE 3, 2020 –Ryan Buck of Buck’s Home Building Centre in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia has been named one of the independent hardware industry’s seven 2020 Young Retailer of the Year honorees by the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA).

Home Hardware Announces Changes to Merchandise LBM Team

ST. JACOBS, ON –MAY 26, 2020 –Home Hardware is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Robert and Lee Hooper as Merchandise LBM Directors, reporting directly to Marianne Thompson, Vice-President, Merchandise LBM. Michael and Lee will be responsible for the development and deployment of the LBM program for all building centre locations.


ST. JACOBS, ON –APRIL 22, 2020 – Dunc’s position of Senior Director of Business Development has been a pivotal role in expanding new growth and sales for Home Hardware’s Dealer network. After 12 years of leading new business and operations roles for Home Hardware Stores Limited, Dunc Wilson has announced his retirement

Home Hardware Stores Limited Welcomes Three New Members in Québec

ST. JACOBS, ON – MARCH 6, 2020 – Home Hardware Stores Limited has welcomed three new members to the Québec family. With over 135 stores in the province, Home Hardware looks forward to our continued growth in the Québec market.


Home Hardware Stores are Destination of Choice for “Well Made Here” Products

ST. JACOBS, ON – March 3, 2020 – As a 100% Canadian owned and operated company, Home Hardware Stores Limited is proud to showcase the Well Made Here program in their stores which highlights Canadian manufactured products.



ST. JACOBS, ON – February 28, 2020 — Home Hardware has partnered with Scott McGillivray, HGTV Star and TV Host to showcase his new collection of Advanced Engineered Hardwood, available exclusively at Home Hardware, Home Building Centre and Home Hardware Building Centre locations across Canada.


Home Hardware Announces New Director, Merchandise Hardlines

St. Jacobs, ON. September 16, 2019 – Home Hardware Stores Limited is thrilled to announce the appointment of Rob Szekszer to Home Hardware’s Merchandise Hardlines team, effective immediately.


A Local Customer Wins Big with Dream Home Makeover Contest

AIRDRIE, AB ─ September 9, 2019 – A Fulton’s Home Hardware Building Centre customer has won the ultimate Dream Home Makeover Contest worth nearly $30,000.


Home Hardware Announces New Vice-President of Marketing

St. Jacobs, ON, September 4, 2019 - Home Hardware Stores Limited, announced today that Rob Wallace has been appointed to the position of Vice-President, Marketing, effective immediately. Wallace was currently serving as the Senior Director, Marketing.


St. Jacobs, ON, May 7, 2019 – Home Hardware is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Brian Straus and Dave Martin as Directors, Merchandise Hardlines, effective April 29, 2019. Brian and Dave will report to Joel Marks, Vice-President, Merchandise Hardlines.

e-Commerce, CRM and Consumer Engagement expertise added to Home's Marketing team
St. Jacobs, ON. May 7, 2019 – Home Hardware Stores Limited is thrilled to announce the addition of Chris Parsons and Michael Gawtrey to Home Hardware’s Marketing department, effective immediately.

ST. JACOBS, ONTARIO – May 7, 2019 – Kevin Harris, Store Manager of Harris Home Hardware in London, Ontario, has been named one of the independent hardware industry’s seven 2019 Young Retailer of the Year honorees by the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA).

St. Jacobs, ON, May 8, 2019 – Home Hardware Stores Limited (“Home Hardware” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Gino Gualtieri as Vice-President, Information Technology, effective May 27, 2019.

ST. JACOBS, ONTARIO – May 8, 2019 – Home Hardware Stores Limited has been named as one of the Top 10 Most Trusted Brands in Canada, by the University of Victoria’s Peter B. Gustavson School of Business. Home Hardware jumped eighteen spots from 2018, ranking fourth on this year’s Top 10 Most Trusted Brands list.

Windsor Home Hardware Named Store of the Year

St. Jacobs, ON, April 9, 2019 - Home Hardware Stores Limited is pleased to recognize Windsor Home Hardware as the recipient of the annual Walter J. Hachborn Store of the Year Award.

Home Hardware Receives Canada’s Top Fleet Employers of Distinction Award


St. Jacobs, ON, April 23, 2019 – Home Hardware Stores Limited has been honoured by Trucking HR Canada as a Top Fleet Employer of Distinction. Sixty-three of the best workplaces in Canada’s trucking and logistics industry recently earned honors through the 6th annual Top Fleet Employers program by Trucking HR Canada.


ST. JACOBS, ONTARIO – April 22, 2019 – As a 100% owned and operated company, Home Hardware Stores Limited is proud to launch a new program which highlights Canadian manufactured products in their stores.

Home Hardware Awarded Platinum Status for Canada’s Best Managed Companies

St. Jacob’s, ON – March 11, 2019 – Home Hardware was recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation.


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