Chemong Home Hardware Building Centre has recently received the annual Walter J. Hachborn Store of the Year Award, the best among the nearly 1,100 Home Hardware stores in Canada. The award was part of the “Proud of My Home Achievement Awards and Celebration” held during Home Hardware’s 2020 Virtual Fall Market last September 13.
The award was presented to dealer-owners Terry Jenkins, Randy Kingdon, Mike Kingdon and Fred Sweeting, for epitomizing the values on which Home Hardware was co-founded by Walter J. Hachborn more than 50 years ago – value, service and dependability to acknowledge the store’s superior customer service, strong staff performance, profitability, innovation, sales growth, community service, and more.
“Our staff of 115 employees are the biggest reason we received this award,” says Terry Jenkins. “Their knowledge about the breadth of our products and their friendly customer service are why we’re successful.”
From its opening in 2005, Chemong Home Hardware Building Centre has continued to add new services, including insulation installation, blow-in and spray insulation and in acquiring the company Kawartha Stair and Rail.
“We want to create an environment where we are a one-stop shop for contractors,” continues Jenkins. “Now we can do in-house design, provide construction materials, build stairs and rails, install insulation and more for new homes and renovations.”
Jenkins says that, as with many companies, they were nervous at the beginning of the pandemic. But once they were deemed an essential service, they continued on to have a record year in sales.
The store supports many local charities, including Five Counties Children’s Centre, Peterborough’s Dragon Boat Festival, Kawartha Food Share, and more.
The store is located at 1699 Chemong Rd. in Selwyn. For more information, please visit www.chemonghomehardware.ca or call 705-748-9111.