2018 Stihl Hardware All Star — Country Farm and Home (Tennessee)

All Star activity in Tennessee, Arkansas and Missouri

State by state, meet the 2018 class of Stihl Hardware All Stars.

BY HBSDealer Staff

It takes a little more to be a Stihl Hardware All Star.

Each year, HBSDealer solicits nominations from readers and the industry for Hardware All Stars.

And each year, we’re rewarded with a fresh class of high-performing, community-minded, service-oriented businesses worthy of the honor.

During the course of our research, we’ve met dealers who take risks, inspire staff and lift communities — or have what we call the All Star spirit.

Congratulations to all of the 2018 Stihl Hardware All Star honorees. Here’s three stars worth gazing at:

Country Farm and Home

Owner John Scott took his 30-plus years of experience in 2015 and formed his new enterprise, which combines Pickett Farm Supply and Pickett Building Center. Today the sprawling five-structure, 12-acre Country Farm and Home campus is located in idyllic Byrdstown and sells everything from concrete to shrubs. Business — and growth — is booming here, with two new locations opening in 2018, three in 2019 and three more in 2020. “Within three to four years, we’ll have 10 locations,” said Scott, who cites a broad range of products and competitive pricing for his success.

The Hardware Store

Walk into this family-owned and -operated store and chances are an owner, manager or staffer will call out your name. This Fayetteville destination is a haven for hardware junkies who spend time talking shop while getting their chainsaw sharpened. “If you need anything we will bend over backwards for you,” said manager Michael Howard, who left the corporate world join The Hardware Store six years ago. “When you buy a product from us, we’ll make sure you how to use it for your project.”

Michael’s Hardware

The slogan “Friendly folks, serious hardware” describes this Cassville All Star well. Owner Michael LeCompte emphasizes extraordinarily friendly customer service and tops it off with a unique approach to social media. The store’s light-hearted, low-budget video series called Michael’s 2018 Hardware Olympics definitely deserves a medal.

See the full Class of 2018 Hardware All Stars — presented by Stihl — in the May issue of HBSDealer magazine.


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