Three more Superstars

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Three more Superstars

By HBSDealer Staff - 09/30/2020

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.

• Louisiana
Stine Home + Yard
Sulphur, La.

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.

• Maine             
Oak Hill Ace Hardware
Scarborough, Me.

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.

• Washington, D.C.  
A Few Cool Hardware Stores
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.”