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NHPA Top Guns Program Recognizes Industry Innovators

For the past 18 years, the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) has recognized high-achieving retailers in the independent home improvement channel with the Top Guns Awards program. 

Top Guns honorees are pillars of innovation and forward-thinking who have helped grow their businesses through strategic leadership with consideration for their communities, their teams and the industry.

The 2024 Top Guns Honorees

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Glen Morosohk, general manager, Ricciardi Brothers


For Glen, the paint industry is in his DNA. His grandfather started out as a painter and paint store owner in the 1920s and his father owned a paint distribution company. Glen cut his industry teeth at his father’s company and since then, has been forging his own career in the paint industry. Glen joined Ricciardi Brothers 30 years ago and was tasked with building their business. He succeeded, growing the operation’s store count from four to 47. 




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Wendy Stine, president, Stine Home & Yard


Part of the third generation leading Stine Home & Yard, Wendy has been involved in the business her entire life, working as an associate in the stores, store manager, corporate purchasing buyer, director of merchandising and now, president. She is proud of the way Stine Home & Yard competes with big-box competitors, serving customers with high-quality products, affordable prices and exceptional service, and supports the communities where the operation’s 13 stores are located. 



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Darren Tomasini, president and CEO, Dazey’s Supply


Involved in the independent channel since he was a college student, Darren’s leadership methods may seem unorthodox to some but have led to the growth of Dazey’s Supply beyond northern California into Oregon and Indiana. During his time at Dazey’s Supply, he has built a strong company culture that draws employees in and makes them want to stay and continues the founder’s commitment to serve the community in small and large ways. 




“Top Guns honorees exemplify what makes the independent channel great,” says Bob Cutter, NHPA president and CEO. “They lead their operations and the independent home improvement industry at large with strategic investments focused on preserving independence and growing the channel.”

Each of the honorees will be featured in upcoming issues of Hardware Retailing magazine. Top Guns honorees will also be recognized at an awards reception sponsored by the National Hardware Show and take part in a general session at the 2024 Independent Home Improvement Conference held Aug. 27-29 in Marco Island, Florida. 

Early-bird pricing is now available through May 1 for the IHI Conference. Get the best rate now to celebrate these industry innovators in person.

About Melanie Moul

Melanie is the communications and content manager for the North American Hardware and Paint Association. She joined the NHPA team in 2016 as an editor for Hardware Retailing and now helps lead the communications team to deliver relevant, timely content to the industry.

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