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Home Hardware Announces Geerlinks Home Hardware Building Centre as Store of the Year


St. Jacobs, ON, May 2, 2016 – Home Hardware Stores Limited is pleased to announce the recipient of the annual Walter J. Hachborn Store of the Year Award. Now in its 19th year, the award pays tribute to the top store selected from close to 1,100 stores across Canada for achieving the highest standards in retailing, merchandising, Staff performance and overall quality and service.

The 2015 Store of the Year Award was presented to Deborah Geerlinks, Craig Geerlinks and Adam MacLeod of Geerlinks Home Hardware 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.

Harry and Deborah Geerlinks, Craig Geerlinks, Adam MacLeod and their Staff in the St. Thomas region are considered leaders within Home’s Dealer-Owner network as well as within their community. In addition to providing superior customer service and expert advice, Geerlinks Home Hardware Building Centre demonstrates a strong social conscience through the support of many organizations including the Alzheimer’s Society and the Caring Cupboard.



We are truly honoured and humbled to be selected as Home Hardware’s Store of the Year.  We take great of pride in representing the people of St. Thomas and its surrounding communities. Striving to provide our customers with the top-notch service they deserve continues to be an integral part of our business.  Our level of expectation continues to grow as we support the city and those who have supported us. This award would not be possible without our loyal customer base and the hard work and dedication of our Staff.  We serve everyone from the everyday do-it-yourself renovator to contractors to builders to residents in the region.  We want to thank our customers for their continued support and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Geerlinks.

Craig Geerlinks and Adam MacLeod, Geerlinks Home Hardware Building Centre & Furniture


Geerlinks Home Hardware Building Centre & Furniture embodies everything the Walter J. Hachborn Store of the Year Award stands for and is a great champion of the Home brand. Harry, Deborah, Craig and Adam truly exemplify our slogan of ‘Home Owners helping homeowners with Expert Advice.’

Terry Davis,CEO, Home Hardware Stores Limited



The Walter J. Hachborn Store of the Year Award is presented to the top gold store from 23 Proud of My Home Award recipients. All Proud of My Home Award recipients demonstrate strong Staff performance, superior customer service, excellence in interior and exterior store presentation and active participation in Dealer network initiatives.


About Home Hardware Stores Limited

Home Hardware Stores Limited is Canada’s largest Dealer-owned hardware, lumber, building materials, and furniture cooperative 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 $5.8 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 Corporate Cultures and Best Managed Companies and is committed to providing local communities with superior service and expert advice. More information about the company is available at


For further information, please contact:

Trisha Owens, Public Relations Coordinator, Home Hardware Stores Limited, (519) 664-2252 ext. 6676. [email protected].

Jessica Kuepfer, Public Relations Manager, Home Hardware Stores Limited, (519) 664-4612. [email protected]


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