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Jerry's Building Materials of Eugene, Ore. Click on the image for the full story.
Don Senne in 1981. Click on the image for the full story.
Ray Cooney of Scotty's in 1976. Click on the image for the full story.
Wickes in 1990. Click on the image for the full story.
Rickel Brothers in 1979. Click on the image for the full story.
Nautilus Ned in 1976. Click on the image for more.
The short-lived Home Team in 1984. Click on the image for more.
Throwback Thursday

Throwback Slideshow: Exploring the history of home improvement

From the archives of National Home Center News: Scotty's, Rickels, Wickes and more.

BY HBSDealer Staff

National Home Center News, the forerunner of HBSDealer, covered the industry during the turbulent 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. And many of those news stories are more than interesting throwbacks — they’re object lessons in industry maturation, containing ideas and concepts that continue to affect today’s hardware and building supply decision makers.

Click on the slideshow images above to learn more about the history of the industry.


HBSDealer’s Throwback Thursday is sponsored by Schaffer Associates, a national management consulting firm specializing in executive search and organizational strategies for the hardware, home improvement, building materials, and consumer products industries. As the premier management consulting firm serving the industry, we help build organizations and leadership teams that foster corporate growth and success well into the future. Contact SchafferAssociates.com

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