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Merrett Home Hardware Building Centre Receives 16th Paul Straus Public Relations Award

Peterborough, ON, October 4, 2017 - Drew Merrett, Dealer-Owner of Merrett Home Hardware Building Centre was awarded the 16th annual Paul Straus Public Relations Award during Home Hardware's Fall Shareholders' Meeting in St. Jacobs, Ontario on September 25.The award recognizes Merrett Home Hardware Building Centre's outstanding commitment to public relations and community service in the city of Peterborough, ON.

Merrett Home Hardware Building Centre was celebrated for the store's efforts in fundraising and dedication to social causes. Recently, Dealer-Owner, Drew Merrett was featured in Global News, Peterborough for his generous act of saving a local kitten from a tree with the store's hydraulic lift. Merrett HHBC supports numerous charitable events including serving food every Wednesday at the Lighthouse Community Centre and participating in the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes and Run for Mental Health events.

"We are very proud to receive the Paul Straus Public Relations Award," says Drew Merrett, Dealer-Owner, Merrett Home Hardware Building Centre. "Being recognized out of nearly 1,100 Home Hardware stores is truly fantastic. It is very important that as a business in our community, we give back to those in need. Being involved in charitable events is our way of showing we care."

Merrett Home Hardware Building Centre's commitment to the community has also earned them the Readers' Choice Award in Peterborough, ON for Best Hardware Store and Best Building Supply Store for the past five years.

"Drew Merrett and his team at Merrett Home Hardware Building Centre exemplify Home Hardware's commitment to both community and customer service," says Terry Davis, CEO, Home Hardware Stores Limited. "We are proud of the innovative ways they have become involved in their community."

Merrett Home Hardware Building Centre Recipient of Paul Straus Public Relations Award

from left to right: Paul Straus, President, Home Hardware Stores Limited, Drew Merrett, Dealer-Owner,
Merrett Home Hardware Building Centre, Jessica Kuepfer, Public Relations Manager, Home Hardware Stores Limited.


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 with annual retail sales of over $6 billion. 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 100,000 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 Verhoeven, Public Relations Coordinator, Home Hardware Stores Limited, (519) 664-2252 ext. 6676 carly.verhoeven@homehardware.ca

Jessica Kuepfer, Public Relations Manager, Home Hardware Stores Limited at 519-664-4612 or jessica.kuepfer@homehardware.ca