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. 

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:

November 28, 2011

The impact of federal regulations on light bulb sales has created an opportunity for a Snohomish, Wash., hardware store to push supplies while they last. 

McDaniel's Do it Center’s recent email marketing blast pointed to January 2012 changes in light bulb regulations and encouraged consumers to "stock up now and shine on!"

March 30, 2011

Seattle-based Dunn Lumber is closing one of  its yards this week, according to a report in the Snohomish County Business Journal. The Marysville, Wash., lumberyard had been operating for 44 years.

President Mike Dunn told the newspaper the sluggish economy in the Marysville, Wash.-area and the lack of projects forced the company's hand. 


March 23, 2011

McDaniel's Do-it Center of Snohomish, Wash. received and Excellence in Business Award from the Snohomish Chamber of Commerce.

The award was presented at a March 15 board meeting, during which the hardware store was cited for its quality products, its customer loyalty and its ability to weather the storm of a recession.