Vickery Hardware Wins National Award

Vickery HardwareAnother successful year of serving the community has put Vickery Do it Best® Hardware in exclusive company within the independent home improvement industry.

Hardware + Building Supply Dealer (H+BSD), a national publication covering the hardware industry, named Vickery Hardware its 2016 All Star for the state of Georgia. Vickery was the only hardware store in the state, and one of only 50 nationwide, to be selected for All Star status.

The magazine’s editors select their All Stars based on an extensive range of business criteria, including longevity, growth, employee development and retention, creativity and local involvement. In recognizing Vickery Hardware, H+BSD highlighted their strong community support of local artists and a free library.

“We are deeply honored to earn this recognition and be a part of such a select group of successful independent retailers across the country,” said Owner Susan Harlan. “The hardware business has been a part of my life since childhood and our team has worked very hard to ensure that our store is a place everyone in our community would want to visit.”

Vickery Hardware is backed by the strength of its status as a member-owner of Do it Best Corp., a US-based hardware, lumber and building materials co-op with more than 3,800 independently owned locations in United States and 54 other countries.


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Vickery Hardware is not just a local business; the store is an integral part of the Smyrna community. Owner Susan Harlan worked in the home improvement industry from her teenage years through college at Georgia State, where she graduated with a visual arts degree. Her artistic touch has impacted her hardware business as well as her local hometown community. Vickery Hardware opens its doors to the community in many ways, like when they invited a high school quartet to play during their Small Business Saturday celebration. Susan’s store also has a free community library attached to it, further inviting the community to come in and stay awhile. Another way the hometown operation supports the community’s talents was displaying local artists’ work during an after-hours gallery at the store. It is evident that Susan strives to continually connect with her community in person, but also does so digitally using Facebook to encourage her neighbors and other small businesses to support one another.

From the July edition of The Bright Side, covering Smyrna, Vinings, Mableton, Austell and Powder Springs in Cobb County, GA.