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Former Builders Square President Dies

Frank Denny, former president of big-box home improvement retailer Builders Square, died July 2 at the age of 79.

The former president of W.R. Grace and Co.’s home center division, Denny was chosen to manage the expansion of Home Centers of America when Kmart purchased the chain in 1984. As part of the expansion, the chain was renamed Builders Square.

By 1997, Builders Square operated 162 stores across the United States and in Puerto Rico.

About Amanda Bell

Amanda Bell was an assistant editor of Hardware Retailing and NRHA. Amanda regularly visited with home improvement retailers across the country and attended industry events and seminars. She earned a degree in magazine journalism from Ball State University and has received honors for her work for Hardware Retailing from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals.

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