Chemong HHBC Receives ‘Store of the Year Award’


Chemong Home Hardware Building Centre in Selwyn, ON, was awarded the annual ‘Walter J. Hachborn Store of the Year Award.’ The award is part of the ‘Home Hardware Proud of My Home Achievement Awards and Celebration’ which was held during Home Hardware Stores Limited’s ‘2020 Virtual Fall Market’ on September 13. The award was presented to Terry Jenkins, Randy Kingdon, Mike Kingdon, and Fred Sweeting, dealer-owners of the building centre, for epitomizing the values on which Home Hardware was co-founded by Walter J. Hachborn over 50 years ago – value, service, and dependability. In addition to providing superior customer service and expert advice, Chemong Home Hardware Building Centre demonstrates extensive leadership qualities and retailing excellence. The dealers and staff are considered leaders within Home's network as well as within their community. The award is presented to the top finalist in the ‘Proud of My Home Award’ category. Six stores received recognition in this category. They are Hornepayne Home Hardware in Hornepayne, ON, for ‘Best Home Hardware Under 6,000 Square Feet;’ Zak’s Home Hardware Building Centre in Hague, SK, for ‘Best Home Hardware Building Centre Under 15,000 Square Feet;’ Parry Sound Home Hardware in Parry Sound, ON, for ‘Best Hardware Store Over 6,000 Square Feet;’ Ryan Buck of Buck’s Home Building Centre in Bridgewater, NS, as ‘Best Young Retailer;’ and Orillia Home Hardware Building Centre in Orillia, ON, with the ‘Paul Straus Public Relations Award.’