Prince Rupert Home Hardware Building Centre
recognized as one of Canada’s best

Top honours awarded to 23 Home Hardware stores across the country

 2013 Proud of My Home Award

Prince Rupert, British Columbia, April 15th, 2013 – Every year close to 1,100 Home Hardware stores across Canada vie for the company’s Proud of My Home Award. This year, Prince Rupert Home Hardware Building Centre has been recognized with the top honour. Dealer-Owners Rick Kurzac and Brian Hunchuk were recognized at Home Hardware’s semi-annual Shareholders’ Meeting in St. Jacobs last night.


Twenty-three 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 Brian Hunchuk. “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, recipients 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.


“Prince Rupert Home Hardware Building Centre embodies everything the Proud of My Home Award stands for and is a tremendous representative of the Home brand,” said Paul Straus, President and CEO of Home Hardware Stores Limited. “The award is a testament to the hard work Dealer-Owners and their Staff put into their business and is proof that Home Hardware offers the best program for independents in the industry, allowing them to provide their community with tailored quality products and superior service while reaping the benefits of Home’s collective buying power allowing Dealer-Owners to offer competitive prices. This is truly the best of both worlds.”

About Home Hardware Stores Limited

100% 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 January 1, 1964 by 122 independent hardware Dealers, the cooperative 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.