Nowochin Named 2021 Young Retailer

Tyler Nowochin, dealer-owner of Nowco Home Hardware in Lacombe, AB, has been named one of the independent hardware industry’s ‘2021 Young Retailer of the Year’ honourees by the North America Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA). Now in its 25th year, the program identifies and promotes the next generation of aspiring independent home improvement and paint retailers and recognizes individual achievement by retailers age 35 and younger throughout Canada and the United States. Nowochin was awarded ‘Young Retailer of the Year for Annual Sales Under $2 Million.’ Honourees are chosen based on a number of criteria including professional milestones, community engagement, continuing hardware industry education, and extracurricular activities. Tyler is the third generation Nowochin to own and operate Nowco Home Hardware. He purchased the store in 2010 and led the company’s rebranding and remerchandising initiative. The NHPA will celebrate the awards in virtual event on May 5.