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May 11, 2012

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:

May 8, 2012

Do it Best Corp. CEO Bob Taylor accepted the Home Channel Hall of Fame award during the Golden Hammer Awards at the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas. Safety Works VP safety sales John Shields introduced the inductee.

May 2, 2012

The 28th Golden Hammer Awards saw Bob Taylor enter the Home Channel Hall of Fame and Westminster, Mass.-based Aubuchon Hardware take home the Retailer of the Year award.

Single-store operator McDaniel’s Do-It Center of Snohomish, Wash., was also recognized as the Golden Hammer “Tools of the Trade” honoree. 

May 1, 2012

As the National Hardware Show kicks off in Las Vegas, the Golden Hammer Awards program enters its 28th year.

Wednesday morning at the show, the Home Channel News Golden Hammer event will honor the best of the best among home improvement suppliers and recognize outstanding achievement in the retail field. A twist for 2012: A Golden Hammer panel discussion with the working title: “The recovery: Is it real? And what to do about it?”

April 2, 2012

Westminster, Mass.-based Aubuchon Hardware, an independent chain of 126 hardware stores in the northeastern United States, will accept the Home Channel News Retailer of the Year award during the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas.

The award is part of the 28th Annual Golden Hammer Awards, which will take place May 2 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

March 28, 2012

McDaniel's Do it Center, a family owned, single-store operator in Snohomish, Wash., will accept the Tools of the Trade award during the Home Channel News “Golden Hammer” event of the National Hardware Show.

The award recognizes a hardware and home improvement store that champions innovation and best practices across its operation to generate results and connect with customers.

Home Channel News based the award partly on the following:

February 9, 2012

Metabo Corp. has unveiled two new 1/2-in. hammer drills that promise to increase productivity on the job site. The SBE710 and the SBE 1100 Plus can be used on various construction materials, including concrete block, solid concrete and brick.

January 6, 2012

Describing 2011 as a pivotal year for the nation’s No. 2 home center chain, Lowe’s executives continued to hammer on their theme transformation from retailer to a “home improvement company” during its annual conference last month.

What exactly is a home improvement company? CEO Robert Niblock explained.

December 5, 2011

Ask Marvin Ellison any question about Home Depot’s business, and the answer will probably circle around, gravitate toward or — probably most likely — hammer squarely on the concept of customer service.

November 7, 2011

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit affirmed a lower court’s decision giving Home Depot the rights to Edgenet’s “Big Hammer” database classification solution, which the Atlanta retailer duplicated after hiring Edgenet to be its solutions provider for manufacturers’ products and their many attributes.

September 1, 2011

Towson, Md.-based DeWalt launched a new 40-lb. demolition hammer (D25960K), which has been designed to offer contractors elite performance, comfort, durability and ease of use. The D25960K is made for a variety of professionals, including electricians, waterproofers, and mechanical, concrete, demolition and general contractors.

June 27, 2011

Of the 32 vendor companies that were recognized as Golden Hammer Award winners during the 2011 ceremony in Las Vegas, five received special commendation in the form of a Committee Choice award.

These five award winners were selected by the Golden Hammer retail committee as examples of the best-of-the-best in the home improvement industry. The panel recognized high performance in five disciplines -- new product innovation, inventory management, serving the pros, category management and quality control.

June 20, 2011

Members of the 2011 panel discuss strategies for success: Define who you are, become a destination, and follow clear guiding principles.

June 15, 2011

The Golden Hammer vendor awards are designed to recognize the best of the home improvement industry. This year’s awards were selected based on a record-number of Internet-based ballots and produced 32 winners spread across four major categories. 

The Outdoor Living category is subdivided into eight categories. Here are those winners: 

June 13, 2011

From ballots sent out electronically earlier this year, Home Channel News received a record number of votes for Golden Hammer Winners, producing 32 winners in four categories. The LBM & Durables category -- subdivided into seven sub-categories -- produced the following winners:

• Bathroom Vanities & Procelain – Kohler

• Building Materials – Quikrete

• Insulation – Owens Corning

June 12, 2011

John Price of Price Hardware True Value discusses the value of female-friendliness and the wisdom of listening to your wife during the 2011 Golden Hammer Awards ceremony. 

June 9, 2011

Craig Cowart of Marvin's Home Centers describes "aggressive" customer service.

June 9, 2011

From ballots sent out electronically earlier this year, Home Channel News received a record number of votes for Golden Hammer Winners, producing 32 winners in four categories. The Home Decor category -- subdivided into seven sub-categories, produced the following winners:

• Decorative Hardware & Locksets – Kwikset

• Decorative Lighting & Fixtures – Cooper Lighting (regent)

• Fashion Fixtures – Kohler

• Home Organization – Newell Rubbermaid

• Major Appliances – Whirlpool

June 7, 2011

Las Vegas — The retail panel discussion started with customer service and advanced to strategic planning. From there, it detoured at automatic doors — apparently still a novelty in rural Texas — and finished with a somewhat optimistic economic forecast. 


June 7, 2011

Westlake Ace Hardware CEO George Smith describes his company's service model.

June 7, 2011

Las Vegas — Four years ago, Larry Stone sat in the audience at a Golden Hammer Awards ceremony, while his friend and colleague Robert Strickland, chairman emeritus of Lowe’s Cos., entered the Home Channel Hall of Fame.


Click here for video of Stone describing the "Five Traits of Leadership."

June 7, 2011

From hand tools to home security, the following new products represent companies that brought home the hardware during the 2011 Golden Hammer Awards ceremony in Las Vegas. The eight products collected here reflect the diversity of the 32 Golden Hammer vendor companies, and the innovation of the winners.

June 2, 2011

From ballots sent out electronically earlier this year, Home Channel News received a record number of votes for Golden Hammer Winners, producing 32 winners in four categories. The Hardware, Tools and Supplies category -- subdivided in 10 sub-categories, produced the following winners:

Cleaning Supplies – 3M

Electrical Supplies – Leviton

Fasteners – Midwest Fastener

Floor Care – Bonakemi

Hand Tools – Irwin

Gloves and Apparel – Wells Lamont

Home Security – First Alert

June 2, 2011

Retiring Lowe's executive Larry Stone offers his top five traits of leadership during the 2011 Golden Hammer Awards ceremony.

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