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Home Building Centre earns top honour

John Kehler (centre), Vernon Home Building Centre dealer-owner, receives the 2013 Proud of My Home Award from Home Hardware Stores Limited retail operations director Lance Shiply (left), area manager Terry Smith and Terry David, executive vice-president and chief operating officer.  - Photo submitted
John Kehler (centre), Vernon Home Building Centre dealer-owner, receives the 2013 Proud of My Home Award from Home Hardware Stores Limited retail operations director Lance Shiply (left), area manager Terry Smith and Terry David, executive vice-president and chief operating officer.
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A Vernon business has been recognized nationally for service.

Home Building Centre on 27th Street received the Proud of My Home Award at Home Hardware’s annual spring market in St. Jacobs, Ont. Owners John and Cheryl Kehler and Gary and Rhonda Gilchrist are one of only 23 stores to be recognized with the award from among 1,100 stores.

“We are deeply honoured to be acknowledged with the Proud of My Home Award and take great pride in our community and the entire Home Building Centre-Vernon team,” said John Kehler.

“We will certainly be trying hard to be acknowledged with the award again next year.”

To receive the Proud of My Home 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.

This year marks the fifth time Vernon’s Home Building Centre has received the Proud of My Home Award.

“The Proud of My Home Award recognizes Home Building Centre–Vernon’s commitment and dedication to providing their community with expert advice, superior service and competitively priced quality products that are second to none,” said Paul Straus, Home Hardware Stores Limited president and chief executive officer.

“Home Building Centre–Vernon truly embodies the values on which Home Hardware was founded 50 years ago – value, service and dependability. On behalf of the dealer-owners of close to 1,100 Home Hardware stores in communities across Canada, I would like to congratulate Home Building Centre-Vernon on this achievement.”

 

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