CORNWALL, ONTARIO – Scott Fines, Dealer-Owner of Fines Home Hardware Building Centre has been named Best Young Retailer – Central Region at the Proud of My Home Achievement Awards and Celebration. The awards were handed out at Home Hardware’s 2022 Homecoming event in Toronto on September 23, 2022.
“I am honoured to be acknowledged with the Proud of My Home Achievement Award for Best Young Retailer – Central Region,” said Scott Fines, Dealer-Owner, Fines Home Hardware Building Centre. “Growing up with my parents’ Home Hardware Building Centre gave me the appreciation and drive that I have as a business owner today. After working as a Civil Engineer for five years, my wife and I joined the Home family once again in 2016 and gave our kids the opportunity to grow up with the store like I did.”
The Best Young Retailer award celebrates the next generation of independent home retailers. Fines Home Hardware Building Centre was one of 18 stores recognized with a Proud of My Home Achievement 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.
The Fines moved to Cornwall in 2016 when they purchased their store and treated each customer as an opportunity to learn about the community they now serve. They earned the trust of their customers quickly and have become a valued member of the community, maintaining the high standards of customer service they have set for themselves.
“The Proud of My Home Achievement Award recognizes Fines Home Hardware Building Centre’s commitment and dedication to putting their customers first,” said Kevin Macnab, President and CEO, Home Hardware Stores Limited. “On behalf of Home Hardware Stores Limited and the Dealer-Owners representing close to 1,100 Home Hardware stores in communities across Canada, I would like to congratulate them on this achievement.”
Fines Home Hardware Building Centre is a locally owned family-business that is led by Scott Fines, Amanda Fines, Murray Fines, and Andrea Fines. Dealer-Owners, Scott and Amanda, are active participants in several local organizations and strive to set an example of the importance of community for their three children.
About Home Hardware Stores Limited
Home Hardware Stores Limited is Canada’s largest Dealer-owned hardware, lumber, building materials, and furniture home improvement retailer with close to 1,100 stores under the Home Hardware, Home Building Centre, Home Hardware Building Centre and Home Furniture banners. Founded in 1964 in rural St. Jacobs, Ontario, Home Hardware remains 100% Canadian owned and operated. Through the Home Hardware network, Dealer-Owners have extensive distribution and marketing capabilities as well as access to thousands of quality, brand name and private label products. Home Hardware Stores Limited has received designation as one of Canada’s Best Brands and Best Managed Companies and is committed to helping Canadians with all of their project needs. More information about the company is available at homehardware.ca.