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Vendors honored with Golden Hammers

The 2012 Golden Hammer Awards recognized 28 vendor companies during the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas.

From ballots sent out electronically earlier in 2012, Home Channel News received hundreds of votes from retailers for Golden Hammer vendor winners, producing winners in four categories and 30 sub-categories. “We call them the best of the best for 2012,” said Jim Reynolds, associate publisher of Home Channel News.

Here is the complete list:

Hardware, tools and supplies
• Cleaning Supplies – Simple Green

• Electrical Supplies – Leviton
• Fasteners – Midwest Fastener

• Floor Care – Bona

• Hand Tools – Stanley

• Gloves and Apparel – Wells Lamont
• Home Security – First Alert

• Paint Supplies & Tools – Hyde
• Plumbing Supplies and Equipment – Fluidmaster

• Power Tools – DeWalt

Home decor
• Decorative Hardware & Locksets – Schlage
• Decorative Lighting & Fixtures – Design House
• Fashion Fixtures – Kohler
• Home Organization – Closetmaid

• Major Appliances – GE

• Paint Wall Treatments & Stains – Benjamin Moore
• Small Appliances – GE

Lumber and building materials
• Bath Vanities – Kohler
• Building Materials – Boise Cascade
• Insulation & Housewrap – DuPont
• Caulking & Sealants – DAP

• Doors – Masonite

• Lumber & Plywood – Weyerhaeuser

• Windows – Andersen

Outdoor living

• Barbeque – Weber-Stephen
• Garden Accessories – Design House

• Lawn & Garden Organics/Chemicals – Scotts

• Lawn and Garden Tools & Irrigation – Ames True Temper
• Outdoor Power Equipment – STIHL
• Pool Supplies – ARCH 


“To earn a Golden Hammer, companies had to provide standout performances for their customers in the retail industry,” Reynolds said. 

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