An article on Knoxvillebiz.com has examined the history and the future of House-Hasson Hardware.
The article tracks the 100-year history of the regional hardware distributor, and profiles current CEO Don Hasson, grandson of one of the founders of the company.
Hasson told the newspaper, “When I was born, there were 500 wholesale hardware companies. Today, there’s 25 in the country.”
One of keys to success, he explained, was a willingness to take risks -- but not a risk that could jeopardize the survival of the company.