Smiling in front of a crowded audience on the show floor stage, the NHS Top Guns for 2022 were announced at the National Hardware Show. The winners this year:\r\n\r\nPat Sullivan, president, Sullivan Hardware.\r\n\r\nStacy Bivona, VP Nebraska and marketing, Builders.\r\n\r\nElliot Greenberg, president and CEO, JC Licht.\r\n\r\nProviding insight on what it means to be a Top Gun, Sullivan said to this HBSDealer editor, “My hope is that people can dream a little bit when they come visit us.”\r\n\r\nWhen asked to share her thoughts with me about the honor, Bivona said, “It’s quite humbling. Anytime someone on our Builders team is recognized, it’s great for all of us.”\r\n\r\nAdding his feelings about the award, Greenberg said, “I really love the opportunity to give back to the industry and I’ll share this award with JC Licht. I’m a big sharer.”\r\n\r\nOn stage Elliot was asked to share a thought about his hardware business.\r\n\r\n“Our focus is on our strengths, which is our employees.” And about their customers, he added, “we strive to be servant-leaders.”\r\n\r\nFurthering the theme of customers, Sullivan said, “become a place for different experiences. Give your customers something to get out and do. Think original. We have a coleslaw fest!”\r\n\r\nOn the topic of family, Bivona said, “We wear our hearts on our sleeves. We are passionate about our people.”\r\n\r\nThose are the three Top Guns at NHS 2022 Las Vegas.