Meet the 2022 STIHL Hardware All Stars: Conn., Del., Fla.

The countdown continues: High performance retailers from all 50 states.
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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, will highlight a handful of honorees one batch at a time. Three 2022 high performers from Connecticut, Delaware and Florida are featured below.


Ring’s End

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

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.

Fla Taylors Stihl wall
Fifty-five feet of wall space showcases STIHL equipment at Taylor’s Building Supply in Florida.


Taylor’s Building Supply

Second-generation owners Ken and Kim Fish run Taylor’s Building Supply, first opened in 1968, located in Eastpoint, which Ken calls “a one-stoplight county.” This STIHL dealer has 55 feet of STIHL wall space. Ken’s 95-year-old father-in-law Arron Taylor still comes in to check on things. Taylor’s supports their coastal community that has endured hurricanes and fires; taking orders via flashlight to help those in need. Ken said, “we give back and take care of our community.

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Special thanks to STIHL for its support of the ALL-STAR project. (Note: Not all honorees are STIHL dealers.)