Here are the next three in the latest class of STIHL 2022 Hardware Store All Stars that represent community-oriented, customer-focused, high-performance hardware-and-building-supply retailing at its finest. From each of the 50 United States, HBSDealer recognized an All-Star performer.
You can read about all 50 honorees here in the digital issue of HBSDealer. Additionally, HBSDealer.com will highlight a handful of honorees one batch at a time. Three 2022 high performers from Connecticut, Delaware and Florida are featured below.
This Darien, Conn.-based lumber and building materials retailer and third-generation, family-run company has a history dating back to 1902. The dealer offers materials and services to builders and remodelers, painting contractors, architects, and homeowners. Ring’s End operates 19 locations in Connecticut and New York, including full-service yards and stores along with paint centers. While embracing innovation in technology and services, Ring’s End has also aligned itself with partners focused on sustainability.
Wagner Hardware’s lease was ending. With limited time to vacate, owner Chuck Wagner moved his business to a larger location. He and his team re-merchandised the store. Business took off. His new landlord offered him an extra 1,000 square feet – room for a grill zone. Twice more they’ve expanded their outdoor living area. Wagner said, “we’re now the biggest distributors of Broil King in Delaware, Northern Maryland, Southern N.J., and Eastern Pa.”