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Growth continues at Hines

BY HBSDealer Staff

Illinois-based Hines Supply, a subsidiary of US LBM Holding, is moving into the central Illinois market.

Located at 908 White Oak Road in Bloomington, Illinois, the new facility will include a 7,000 sq. ft. showroom for kitchens, baths, windows, doors, siding, roofing, insulation, millwork and decking. The new site will be home to 25 employees with over 200 years of combined experience, the company said.

“This is an exciting time for Hines with the addition of our Central Illinois location,” said Doug Jones, president of Hines Supply. “Our customer service levels, state-of-the-art technology and extensive fleet allow us to give superior customer service at competitive pricing.”

Hines Supply has been a leading manufacturer and distributor since 1892, serving the custom home builder, professional remodeler and DIY customer. Hines also operates building supply centers in Alsip, Grayslake, Hampshire, and Wheaton; a Millwork facility in Kirkland; Window, Door and Cabinetry showroom in Buffalo Grove; a Roofing & Siding location in Warrenville; and a Decking Supply yard in Montgomery and St. Charles.

“This new location will benefit the Bloomington/Normal area by bringing one of the largest building product retailers to the Central Illinois market place,” said Joe Stubler, General Manager of Hines Supply Bloomington. “We will help stimulate the local economy and are bringing new jobs to the area.”

Founded in 1892, Hines Supply is headquartered in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.

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Highlights from the Ace Fall Convention & Exhibits

BY Ken Clark

The Ace Fall Convention & Exhibits, held Aug. 20-22, included a number of highlights: a motivational general session, the 2015 All Star Retailer award winner Dan Olson of Olson’s Ace Hardware and plenty of innovative products.

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Ace names a winning retailer

BY HBSDealer Staff

Ace Hardware has announced the winner of the 2015 Ace All-Star Retailer Award: Dan Olson, owner of two Ace stores in Illinois.

The annual All-Star Retailer award recognizes one outstanding Ace member each year for his or her efforts to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Olson was nominated by his local Children's Miracle Network hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

He is the owner of two Ace stores in Franklin Park and Waukegan, Illinois, the chairman of the Chicago Retailer Fundraising Committee, and he is credited for the Chicagoland Ace stores' success in raising a record-breaking $211,000 in 2014 for Lurie Children’s. The stores are on track to break that amount in 2015.

“The Ace Hardware Foundation is thrilled to honor retailer Dan Olson as the 2015 Ace All-Star Retailer,” said Jimmy Alexander, Ace’s senior VP customer care and president of the Ace Hardware Foundation. “Dan has been a driving force for fundraising for CMN Hospitals, not only locally in Chicago, but across the country as well. His leadership and passion for giving back are a true inspiration, and we are extremely thankful to have him supporting the mission of the Ace Foundation.”

The award was presented at the general session of the 2015 Ace Hardware fall convention in Chicago.

“It is a true honor and privilege to receive such a prestigious recognition from the Ace Hardware Foundation,” said Dan Olson, owner of Olson’s Ace Hardware. “Working collectively with other local Chicago Ace Hardware owners to raise funds for Lurie Children’s has been such a rewarding experience, and together, we’ve demonstrated Ace’s commitment to serving our neighbors, both in our stores and in our local communities.” 

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