Creston Home Hardware Building Centre owner Robert Schepers (second from left)

Creston’s Home Hardware Building Centre earns Proud of My Home Award

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Every year more than 1,080 Home Hardware stores across Canada vie for the company’s Proud of My Home Award. This year, Creston’s Home Hardware Building Centre has been recognized with the top honour. Dealer-owners Robert and Kim Schepers were awarded at a ceremony at the company’s corporate office in St. Jacobs, Ont., at the semi-annual Home Hardware Market.

Twenty stores from across Canada are selected each year based on their efforts to achieve the highest standards in retailing, merchandise presentation, staff performance and overall quality of the store.

“We’re very excited to be included among the top stores in Canada, and want to thank our staff for all of their hard work,” said Robert. “We are proud to serve our community by providing expert advice and top quality products and services at competitive prices.”

To receive the Proud of My Home Award, Home stores must demonstrate excellence in staff performance and customer service, interior presentation (including clear signage, tidiness, and merchandise presentation and displays), exterior presentation (including cleanliness and attractive window displays), staff training and participation in dealer network initiatives.

“The Proud of My Home Award represents the value behind strong team work and demonstrates the importance of dedicated people working together to serve their communities,” said Paul Straus, president and CEO of Home Hardware Stores Limited. “Home Hardware Building Centre Creston truly encompasses all that Home Hardware represents. Congratulations to Robert and Kim and their staff.”

One hundred per cent Canadian owned and operated, Home Hardware Stores Limited has a presence in every Canadian province and territory and is the country’s largest independent, Dealer-owned hardware, lumber, building materials and furniture cooperative.

Founded on Jan. 1, 1964, by 122 independent hardware dealers, the co-operative now includes more than 1,080 stores, under the Home Hardware, Home Building Centre, Home Hardware Building Centre and Home Furniture banners, with annual collective retail sales of more than $5 billion.

Home Hardware’s independent dealer-owners, recognized by the North American Retail Hardware Association as Canada’s best-trained dealer group, have access to 100,000 quality brand name and private label products, a world-class distribution system and draw upon the power of Home Hardware’s network to provide their local communities with top quality products and services at competitive prices.

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