Three more Superstars
Fifty stores in fifty states — That’s the unofficial slogan and partial description of the 2020 STIHL Hardware All Star program.
Now in its tenth year, the editors have created a special class of repeat performers. All 50 All Stars selected in 2020 have been recognized once before in a previous class. And for that reason, we’re adding the label “Superstar” to the fifty retailers selected in 2020.
Throughout the year, HBSDealer has been highlighting a handful of all-star honorees in our daily newsletter. Below are three more – representing large format home centers and neighborhood hardware stores.
Stine Home + Yard
Star qualities: The lumberyard and home center business takes on the biggest names in retailing. And wins.
Superstar qualities: The family business has proved its worth to the community during times of crisis. It was the last to close and first to open during devastating Hurricane Rita.
Oak Hill Ace Hardware
Star qualities: Owners Dan and Anne Johnson are lifelong community residents
Superstar qualities: Traditions include the annual Garden Party, the Dirt Cheap sale, and Rivet, the legendary greeter dog.
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District of Columbia
Star qualities: Husband and wife team of Gina Schaefer and Marc Friedman carry the flag for “Think local first” in and around the nation’s capital.
Superstar qualities: Founders went from homeowners to store owner to owner of 12-store hardware institution with more than 200 “co-workers.”