Pat Farrah tapped for Hall of Fame

Pat Farrah will enter the Home Channel Hall of Fame during the Golden Hammer Awards ceremony in Las Vegas during the National Hardware Show.

Farrah has more than 45 years of experience in the hardware and home improvement industry, during which time he established himself as a merchandising wizard and a key player in the founding and early success of Home Depot.

"My favorite accomplishments have been the opportunity to serve the DIY and professional customer, creating career paths and success stories with thousands of associates, and successfully partnering with quality and progressive vendors," Farrah said.

At National Lumber in California, Farrah worked his way up from stock boy to executive VP. He then went on to start Homeco, an early warehouse style home improvement concept that later caught the eye of Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank.

After a stint with Scotts Miracle-Gro's Smith & Hawken division, Farrah is now managing partner of Re:Retail, a retail consulting firm.

The Home Channel Hall of Fame induction will take place May 4 at the Home Channel News Golden Hammer Awards ceremony in Las Vegas during the National Hardware Show. The Hall of Fame was launched in 2004 and includes:

2009: Lyle Heidemann, True Value 2008: Howard Elsberry, Westlake Ace Hardware 2007: Robert Strickland, chairman emeritus, Lowe’s 2006: Mike McClelland, president emeritus, Do it Best Corp. 2005: Dave Hodnik, former Ace Hardware president and CEO 2004: Bernie Marcus, co-founder, Home Depot 2004: Arthur Blank, co-founder, Home Depot 2004: Joe Hardy, founder, 84 Lumber  2004: Joe Orgill, chairman, Orgill