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Home Hardware’s Ryan Buck Named 2020 Young Retailer of the Year

ST. JACOBS, ONTARIO – June 3, 2020 – Ryan Buck of Buck’s Home Building Centre in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia has been named one of the independent hardware industry’s seven 2020 Young Retailer of the Year honorees by the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA).

The Young Retailer of the Year program, now in its 24th year, identifies and promotes the next generation of aspiring independent home improvement retailers. It recognizes individual achievement by industry retailers age 35 and younger throughout Canada and the U.S. Selected from three separate retail categories, honorees are chosen based on a number of criteria, including professional milestones, community engagement, continuing hardware industry education and extracurricular activities.​

“It is truly an honour and a privilege to receive this award,” said Ryan Buck, Dealer-Owner, Buck’s Home Building Centre. “To be acknowledged with this level of talent from all over North America is a humbling, and gracious honour. This is truly a testament to the efforts of our dedicated team.”
Ryan began his career in home improvement retailing 26 years ago. At the age of 5, Ryan would work alongside his parents on Friday evenings stocking shelves. In 2006, after returning home from Wilfred Laurier University, Ryan developed and grew the installs sales division over 12 years with the help of an administrative assistant and two full time estimators. He currently owns two stores with his wife Julie including Buck’s Home Building Centre in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia and New Germany Home Hardware Building Centre in New Germany, Nova Scotia.

About the North American Retail Hardware Association:
Founded in 1900 by a group of retailers, NRHA is a not-for-profit trade
association whose mission is to help hardware stores, home center and lumberyards in the U.S. and Canada become better and more profitable retailers. Governed by a board of independent hardware retailers, NRHA fulfills its mission by providing information, communication, training programs and networking opportunities for the industry it serves. Each month, NRHA publishes Hardware Retailing magazine, which reaches approximately 35,000 home improvement industry professionals. NRHA also provides a wealth of online training and educational resources to thousands of retailers at nrha.org.

About Home Hardware Stores Limited:
Home Hardware Stores Limited is Canada's largest Dealer-owned hardware, lumber, building materials, and furniture home improvement retailer with close to 1,100 stores under the Home Hardware, Home Building Centre, Home Hardware Building Centre and Home Furniture banners. Founded in 1964 in rural St. Jacobs, Ontario, Home Hardware remains 100% Canadian owned and operated. Through the Home Hardware network, Dealer-Owners have access to 55,000 quality, brand name and private label products, a state-of-the-art distribution system and extensive marketing and training programs. Offering a mix of tradition and innovation, Home Hardware Stores Limited has received designation as one of Canada's Best Brands and Best Managed Companies and is committed to helping Canadians with all of their project needs. More information about the company is available at homehardware.ca.

For more information, please contact:
Carly Byrd, Public Relations Coordinator, Home Hardware Stores Limited,
(519) 664-2252, ex 6676, carly.byrd@homehardware.ca

Jessica Kuepfer, Communications Director, Home Hardware Stores Limited,
(519) 664-4612, jessica.kuepfer@homehardware.ca