December 12, 2014

Here are three lessons learned from the West Coast storms this week: When it rains, it pours. Better safe than sorry. And retail is detail.

In the San Francisco Bay area and Silicon Valley, Eric Hassett of Hassett Ace Hardware came to grips with all three lessons during the state’s headline-grabbing deluge. There were reports of 12 inches falling overnight in some counties -- high winds, widespread power outages and fears of mudslides.

July 3, 2014

San Carlos, California-based Kelly-Moore Paint Company is continuing what it calls an “aggressive retail expansion” with the opening of its 5,400-sq.-ft. store in Petaluma, California.

The store at 905 Lakville St. marks the company’s 105th retail store in northern California.

May 30, 2014

San Jose, California-based Orchard Supply Hardware president Richard Maltsbarger said the future looks bright for the West Coast chain, especially after a $20 million investment in Northern California stores.

The investment includes a complete rebuild of the Orchard Supply Hardware San Jose – Midtown, which will serve as the flagship of the 73-store chain that stretches from Portland, Oregon, to Southern California.

November 14, 2013

Boise, Idaho-based BMC, the building materials and construction services provider and 2012 HCN Pro Dealer of the Year, completed the acquisition of Sacramento-based Western Building Specialties.

The move will expand BMC's millwork offerings in Northern California and strengthen the company's business in the Central Valley of California, a market described as a key U.S. market for homebuilders.

November 1, 2012

Building Material Distributors (BMD), a wholesale distributor of specialty building materials, has announced an agreement with Evolution Window & Door Co. for the exclusive northern California distribution rights of Marvin’s Integrity brand windows and doors. This transaction is effective Nov. 5.

October 24, 2012

A number of Northern California Ace Hardware stores are participating in a new program that guides shoppers toward less toxic choices to control garden pests. Starting last month, employees in 13 hardware stores and retail garden centers are putting into place what they learned from rigorous training with experts from the University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UCIPM) and professionals in the nursery industry.

December 6, 2011

A long vacant home-improvement store in Petaluma, Calif., will soon erect a Tractor Supply sign, according to an article in The Santa Rosa Press Democrat. 

June 22, 2011

The California Redwood Co. completed the acquisition of the assets of Siskiyou Lumber Products, a California-based company specializing in remanufacturing and wholesale lumber distribution.

Siskiyou's Woodland, Calif., operations and its Ukiah, Calif., fence plant will now operate as part of The California Redwood Co., distributing redwood lumber products, Douglas fir lumber and treated lumber.

December 1, 2008

The president of Central Valley Building Supply in Northern California will lead the state’s association...

July 1, 2008

California Hardware has announced the retirement of John “Norm” Corvello, a sales representative in the...