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Gow's Home Hardware Receives 2017 Store of the Year Award

​St. Jacobs, ON, April 23, 2018 - Home Hardware Stores Limited is pleased to recognize Gow's Home Hardware as the recipient of the annual Walter J. Hachborn Store of the Year Award.

The award was presented on April 14, to Amanda Fancy, Dealer-Owner of Gow's Home Hardware for epitomizing the values on which Home Hardware was co-founded by Walter J. Hachborn over 50 years ago - value, service and dependability.

Now in its 21st year, the award pays tribute to the top store selected from close to 1,100 stores across Canada for achieving the highest standards in retailing, merchandising, Staff performance and overall quality and service.

Amanda Fancy and the Staff in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia are considered leaders within Home's Dealer-Owner network as well as within their community. In addition to providing superior customer service and expert advice, Gow's Home Hardware demonstrates extensive leadership qualities and was recognized with Canada's Best Hardware Store Award by Hardlines in 2017.

"We are extremely honoured to receive these awards, and proud to serve Bridgewater, and surrounding communities," said Amanda Fancy, Dealer-Owner, Gow's Home Hardware. "As a 6th generation owner one of the oldest hardware businesses in Canada, the most critical thing in the continuity of our business is adhering to the core values that made us successful in the first place. Recognition goes to our customers and staff, who are the backbone of our business and without them this award would not have been achievable."

"Gow's Home Hardware truly exemplifies what the Walter J. Hachborn Store of the Year Award stands for," said Terry Davis, President and CEO, Home Hardware Stores Limited. "Amanda Fancy is an outstanding ambassador for the Home brand and provides tailored products and community advice for any project".


PROUD OF MY HOME AWARDS
The Walter J. Hachborn Store of the Year Award is presented to the top finalist in the Proud of My Home Award category. All Proud of My Home Award recipients demonstrate strong Staff performance, superior customer service, excellence in interior and exterior store presentation and active participation in Dealer network initiatives. Congratulations to Gow's Home Hardware and the following 6 stores, who were presented with 2017 Proud of My Home Awards:

Gow's Home Hardware - Bridgewater, Nova Scotia
Best Hardware Store Over 6,000 Sq. Ft.

Lorette Home Hardware - Lorette, Manitoba
Best Home Hardware Under 6,000 Sq. Ft.

Wilson's Home Hardware Building Centre - Barrington Passage, Nova Scotia
Best Home Hardware Building Centre Over 15,000 Sq. Ft.

Shelburne Home Hardware Building Centre - Shelburne, Ontario
Best Home Hardware Building Centre Under 15,000 Sq. Ft.

Windsor Home Furniture - Windsor, Nova Scotia
Best Home Furniture Store

Wilson's Home Hardware Building Centre - Barrington Passage, Nova Scotia
Best Young Retailer

Fort St. John Home Hardware Building Centre - Fort St. John, British Columbia
Paul Straus Public Relations Award

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Photo Caption (L - R): Tim Dietrich, Director, Retail Operations, Atlantic Canada; Terry Davis, President and CEO, Home Hardware; Peter Lamphier, Sales Associate; Lindwood Rice, Sales Associate; Dan Hardy, Regional Sales and Operations Manager; Dale MacPherson, Senior Director of National Operations; Richard Cockayne, Sales Associate; Amanda Fancy, Dealer-Owner, Gow's Home Hardware; Jake Himmelman, Sales Associate.
Gow's Home Hardware, Dealer-Owner, Amanda Fancy receives the Proud of my Home designation for the Walter J. Hachborn Store of the Year Award as well as the Best Home Hardware Store over 6,000 Sq. Ft. Award.