Hardware Retailing

MAR 2018

Hardware Retailing magazine is the pre-eminent how-to management magazine for small business owners and managers in the home improvement retailing industry.

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Building a Foundation With Help From Retailers When the Leavitt family decided to create a new showroom experience at Marcus Lumber, they turned to their peers in the industry for inspiration. Before beginning their remodel and expansion, the family visited a handful of hardware stores and lumberyards across the country seeking advice and ideas they could implement in the store design. • Hartville Hardware, Hartville, Ohio Dubbed "America's Largest Hardware Store," this retail business is the epitome of a destination retailer. Hartville Hardware has many unique features, including an 1,850-square-foot Idea House, which is a complete house built inside the business to showcase the store's Kitchen & Bath Design Center. • Fox Home Center, Alsip, Illinois Considered a premier design center for consumers in the Chicago suburbs, Fox Home Center offers high-quality products that aren't found in big-box stores. The showroom covers a wide array of designs for the kitchen, bathroom and closet. • Millard Lumber, Omaha, Nebraska Millard Lumber is a three-store chain that features design centers in two of its locations. The company provides a wide variety of services, including design consultations, delivery, installation services, green alternative building options and more. The business also offers a broad selection of home improvement product offerings, including windows and patio doors, decking, trusses, walls, floors, millwork, insulation, roofing, cabinetry, hardware and more. • Keim Lumber Co., Charm, Ohio Keim Lumber Co. is another Ohio business that is large in size and provides a wealth of ideas for its customers. The store's showroom displays everything from plumbing and bath displays and model kitchens to doors, windows, closets and more.

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