• 2/1/17    •    Congratulations to Sandra Stephens, February 2017 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month

    Sandra Stephens is the February 2017 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month.  Sandra is a 12-year veteran of Wallace and is the secretary for Seven Wheels, the trucking division of Wallace Hardware.  Her responsibilities consist of keeping all records for the Wallace trucks, making sure the trucks are in compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation regulations, and ensuring that all state permits and taxes are up-to-date.  Sandra is also responsible for the collection of rent and the scheduling of maintenance for properties owned by Wallace Properties.  She is a truly dedicated, dependable, and beloved employee that always goes the extra mile for the customers as well as her fellow coworkers.  Sandra always has a smile for anyone she meets.

    Family comes first for Sandra and when she has time, she spends all she can with them.  It gives us great pleasure to award this honor to her.  Let us all congratulate Sandra Stephens on being named the February 2017 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month!

     

     

  • 1/1/17    •    Congratulations to Diane Gregg, January 2017 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month

    Diane Gregg is the January 2017 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month.  She works in the accounting department and has been at Wallace Hardware since December 1988.  Diane has a “can do” attitude and always does whatever is asked of her.  She is instrumental in getting factory funds and rebates organized in a manner to where we can see what Wallace is earning and receiving from our suppliers on a real-time basis.  During the search for a new accounts payable employee, Diane jumped right in to help Courtney Purkey so that the department didn’t miss a beat.

    Diane has had her hands full lately with helping her family deal with some health issues.  She has not had a moment to herself, but she always handles the load with an extremely cheerful attitude.  It gives us great pleasure to award this honor to Diane for the diligence to which she does her job and the high performance level within that job that she consistently achieves.  Let us all congratulate Diane Gregg on being named the January 2017 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month!

     

  • 12/22/16    •    Congratulations to Cathy Blevins, 2016 Wallace Hardware  Employee of the Year

    Cathy Blevins is the Wallace Hardware Employee of the Year for 2016.  It gives us great pleasure to award this honor to Cathy for the diligence with which she does her job, the performance within that job and her unfaltering attendance.  Her supervisor, Anthony Jones, said, “Cathy has gone above and beyond by staying late into the night, sometimes not leaving until 2:00 a.m. in order to get the billing done after our dealer markets.  She does this with no help and no complaining.”

    Cathy began working at Wallace Hardware on April 2, 1980.  She works as a data processor and has proven that she can get the job done right the first time.  Cathy will not back away from any task that she is asked to complete and does so with the utmost efficiency.  Cathy is a warm and pleasant person that works well with her peers and anyone else with whom she interacts.

    It’s been a difficult year for Cathy on a personal level.  Her husband of 38 years, Wayne, passed away

     in September.  He was a civil processor with the Hamblen County Sheriff’s Department.  Cathy loves working for the Lord, singing in the church choir, and doing for others.  She enjoys spending time with friends and family (especially the grandchildren).  Her hobbies include cooking, traveling, cleaning, and finding new projects to do around the house.  Congratulations, Cathy Blevins!

  • 12/22/16    •    Congratulations to Jonathan Roberts, 2016 Wallace Hardware Warehouse Employee of the Year

    Jonathan Roberts is the 2016 Wallace Hardware Warehouse Employee of the Year.  He works as a bulk order picker in the warehouse and also in the pipe yard and shuttle building.  Jonathan has been with the company since April 2003.  His supervisor, Kenny Daniels, says that Jonathan is very dependable and can do any job that is asked of him.

    Jonathan is married to Tressa and together, they have a son and two daughters.  Their oldest daughter, Katie, is 18, their son, Kameron, is 14, and their youngest daughter, Kayla, is 10.  In his spare time, Jonathan enjoys watching college and pro football and traveling on vacation with his family.  Let us all congratulate Jonathan Roberts on being named the 2016 Wallace Hardware Warehouse Employee of the Year!

  • 12/10/16    •    Santa Claus comes to Yates Home PRO

    Santa and Mrs. Claus came to Yates Home PRO in Tellico Plains, Tennessee on Saturday, December 10, 2016.  They came to hear what all the kids want for Christmas.  A festive time was had by all!

    Cookies, cotton candy, popcorn, hot apple cider, soft drinks, chips, and grilled hot dogs were provided free of charge to all in attendance.  Jimmy Tubbs was on hand to demonstrate all the features of the Vision Grill as he grilled all the hot dogs.  Parents brought their cameras and got their kids’ picture taken with Santa!  Coloring books were provided to all the children and door prizes were drawn!  And the adults weren’t left out either!  Case knives were 20 percent off all day (excluding World Trade Case).

  • 12/10/16    •    Russell County Farm Store holds a Grand Opening

    Russell County Farm Store, located in Russell Springs, Kentucky, held their grand opening on Saturday, December 10, 2016.  Hot dogs were grilled, door prizes were given away and fun was had by all!

  • 12/1/16    •    Congratulations to Chris Kinsler, December 2016 Wallace Hardware  Employee of the Month

    Chris Kinsler is the December 2016 Employee of the Month.  He works as a bulk order picker in the warehouse and has been with the company since July 2014.  Chris is the stepson to Jeff Hale and brother to Casey Kinsler who also works in the warehouse on the repack/order picking team.  Kenny Daniels says that Chris is very dependable and does his job very quietly.

    Chris is a 2011 graduate of Cocke County High School.  He enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, Katie, playing fantasy football and cheering on his favorite team, the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Let us all congratulate Chris Kinsler on being named the December 2016 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month!

  • 11/1/16    •    Congratulations to Jim Landry, November 2016 Wallace Hardware  Employee of the Month

    Jim Landry is the November 2016 Employee of the Month.  Jim has been with Wallace Hardware for just a little over a year but has already proven himself to be a valuable asset.  He works as a delivery driver for Wallace and has been with the company since July 2015.  Jim is the type of guy that will do whatever it takes to get the job done.  He always has a great attitude and has a fantastic relationship with all his customers.  Jim is very thorough and efficient with his deliveries and always makes sure that they are correct.

    Jim is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and in his spare time, enjoys riding motorcycles.  This award is well deserved and all of us at Wallace congratulate Jim Landry on being named the November 2016 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month!

     

  • 10/26/16    •    Wallace Hardware attends the inaugural e-Retailer Summit in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

    The Home Improvement e-Retailer Summit was recently held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  It was an opportunity to connect manufacturers, distributors and pre-qualified online retailers who are specifically interested in increasing online sales of home improvement products through collaboration and partnerships.  It was designed to be a mutually beneficial learning forum for retailers, distributors and manufacturers.

    Understanding how to use the internet as a retail distribution channel is not easy, particularly in the home improvement market, where bricks and mortar have long been the standard bearer of successful retail selling.  Anthony Jones and Todd Littleton attended the three-day summit in order to learn and explore all the possible ways Wallace Hardware can bring an e-commerce component to our dealers as a value-added service.

    E-commerce can be very different from the traditional way home improvement suppliers go to

     market.  The e-Retailers participating in this summit shared how they optimize their distinct online model in order to help suppliers understand the profile of the type of supplier partnerships that are successful in an e-tail environment.

    At the summit, the attendees participated in educational tracks that focused on clarifying some of the top issues faced by online retailers today.  The goal was to develop partnerships with suppliers and create sustainable and profitable business relationships.

     

  • 10/1/16    •    Congratulations to Matt Crigger, October 2016 Wallace Hardware  Employee of the Month

    Dependability, cooperation and being a “Jack-of-all-trades” has earned Matt Crigger the October 2016 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month.  Fellow employees say Matt has the coldest and hottest jobs at Wallace Hardware and always performs whatever task is asked of him in a timely and efficient manner and never with complaint

    Matt began his career with Wallace Hardware in October of 2009 and it soon became apparent that he is a very multi-talented and resourceful person.  During his time with Wallace Hardware, he has worked in maintenance where he does a lot of work that is never seen by most. Although a lot of what he does goes unseen, it never goes without appreciation!  In everything he does, Matt performs with a superior attitude of partnership and willingness to work in any capacity necessary.  And he never quits until the job is complete!

    In his spare time, Matt enjoys working on cars and mowing the grass.  Congratulations to Matt Crigger on earning the October 2016 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month!

  • 9/1/16    •    Congratulations to Matt Laux, September 2016 Wallace Hardware  Employee of the Month

    We are very fortunate to have Matt Laux in his position as credit manager of Wallace Hardware.  His strong work ethic and effectiveness have even been recognized and commented on by Wells Fargo, our banking institution.  This accomplishment is just one of many reasons why Matt is the August 2016 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month.

    Matt began his career with Wallace Hardware in January of 2004.  Since serving as credit manager, he has done an excellent job in managing the company’s receivables.  Matt has greatly reduced our losses on bad debts and has tightened our credit policy while still remaining fair and reasonable with both our customers and sales team.  He is always available to answer a question, help with a credit application, or to provide our sales people a purchase order number for a special purchase.  It is his smiling face our customers see at the show when redeeming and banking their show bucks, and it is his face they see when turning in their purchases for prize tickets.  He is very deserving of the

     Employee of the Month award and also for consideration for Employee of the Year.

    Matt is very active in his church and his children’s activity, including coaching a youth soccer team.  He and his wife, Shelly, have 3 boys.  Matt is also the current chairman of his NACM affiliate group.  Let’s all congratulate Matt Laux for earning the September 2016 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month.

  • 8/16/16    •    Wallace Hardware hosts the 2016 meeting of the Dealer Advisory Board

    Wallace Hardware had a very exciting event to take place here in Morristown, Tennessee on the evening of August 15th and all day on the 16th.  Our loyal customers that make up our Advisory Board met with us here at Wallace Hardware.  This was the first time the meeting was held at our warehouse.  Until now, the meetings were always held the day before our dealer markets.

    We decided to hold the meeting in Morristown at the company in the middle of the year for several reasons. It gave us more time to sit and listen to our customers as they shared their opinions and ideas on things that we are doing well and also things that need improvement.  It also gave our customers an opportunity to tour our facilities and to witness, first hand, the process of delivering product from our warehouse to your shelves.  They also got to meet key personnel that they might not have had the opportunity to meet at our dealer markets.

    Monday evening was spent enjoying a fantastic meal at Jersey Girl Diner in downtown Morristown.

    On Tuesday morning, we started the day with a tour of the facilities and then came inside the conference room (newly painted!) for our meeting.  Several key Wallace employees shared valuable information regarding our practices throughout the tour and meeting.

    Invaluable information, insight, ideas, and opinions were shared throughout the two days.  It is now our turn to implement this new information into our processes in order to bring an even better customer service experience to all our customers.

    We are indebted to these dealers who selflessly give up their time and do a great job and for this, we give our thanks!  They help make us a better company!

  • 8/8/16    •    Wallace Hardware welcomes our newest customer service representative, John Owens

    John Owens is the new customer service representative for Wallace Hardware.  He has been employed with us since March, working on the merchandising team until last week.  John has lived in Tennessee for four years.  Prior to coming to Tennessee, he lived in Michigan where he worked for Michigan Seat Company for 13 years.  While there, he was promoted through the ranks, starting off as an inventory cycle counter before being promoted to inventory clerk, inventory controller, production planner, production master scheduler, safety coordinator, and finally purchasing.

    John will be marrying his fiancé, Casey, of thirteen years, next month. They plan to start a family in the near future.  John is an automotive enthusiast and in his spare time enjoys collecting muscle cars, and playing golf and billiards.

    John has very much enjoyed his time here at Wallace Hardware and looks forward to having a positive impact on the business for many years to come.

  • 8/1/16    •    Congratulations to Donnie Hayes, August 2016 Wallace Hardware  Employee of the Month

    Complete dedication to his job has earned Donnie Hayes the August 2016 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month.  No matter the issue, Donnie never fails to get the job done!

    Donnie is the shop foreman for Seven Wheels, the trucking division of Wallace Hardware.  His job entails being on call 24-7 in order to ensure customers get their orders delivered in a timely fashion.  He is often called at 4:00 a.m. to fix a flat or other problem.  He does the job and never complains.

    Before coming to Wallace Hardware over 13 years ago, Donnie worked and managed the shop at Tri Pac Corp. in Morristown for 25 years.  He has also driven a truck for a two-year interim, so he understands driver problems and frustrations when equipment does not function properly.

    Donnie is a man of faith and has always taken an active role in his church, Community Baptist of Morristown.  He is an ordained minister and serves as assistant pastor at his church.

    It has been an extremely difficult year for Donnie, to say the least, and he needs our prayers now more than ever.  He is battling stage-four lung cancer and treatments have not been as effective as necessary.  His daughter, Tracy, is suffering from a brain tumor and was recently sent home with hospice care. He has lost several family members over the past year, including his wife, Patricia June, and also his brother.  This is a heavy burden for anyone to bear, but Donnie says Christ has a plan for us all and he is keeping the faith.

    Through it all, Donnie keeps on trucking and keeps our trucks rolling.  He is one amazing individual!  Let’s all say a prayer for Donnie Hayes and congratulate him on earning the August 2016 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month!

  • 7/6/16    •   Wallace Hardware welcomes our newest LBM sales representative, Phil Reeves

    Phil Reeves joined the Wallace Hardware family at the beginning of July as a new member of the Lumber & Building Materials team.  He has 35 years of experience working with building materials and has held a variety of positions, including managing a branch of 84 Lumber.

    Phil has been married to his wife, Lisa, for 25 years and they have one daughter, Morgan.  He enjoys playing golf and meeting new people in his leisure time.  Phil is very excited to have the opportunity to work for Wallace Hardware and can’t wait to get started in his new position.  Let's all welcome Phil Reeves to the Wallace Hardware family!

  • 7/6/16    •    Wallace Hardware welcomes our newest inside sales representative, Logan Brady

    Logan Brady joined the Wallace Hardware family at the beginning of July as a new member of the Lumber & Building Materials team and will be working with Tim Carson as an inside sales representative.  He is very excited to begin his new career at Wallace Hardware.

    Logan is a lifetime resident of Morristown, graduating from Morristown West High School in 2006.  He attended Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee before transferring to Maryville College in the fall of 2009.  Logan graduated from Maryville College in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in business organizational management.

    Logan came to us from JTEKT Automotive, working for four and a half years in their purchasing department.  He has been married to his wife, Janell, for two years.  The two met during college.  Let's all welcome Logan Brady to the Wallace Hardware family!

  • 7/6/16    •    Congratulations to Anthony Stokely, July 2016 Wallace Hardware  Employee of the Month

    Dependability and cooperation earned Anthony Stokely the Warehouse Employee of the Year award in 1994 and those traits, once again, have earned him the July 2016 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month.  Fellow employees say Anthony always performs whatever task is asked of him in a timely and efficient manner.

    Anthony began his career with Wallace Hardware in March of 1990 and it soon became apparent that he is a very versatile person.  During his time with Wallace Hardware, he has worked in yard maintenance, receiving, and security. He’s even worked as a night watchman during the Wallace Hardware dealer markets.  He has also spent time as a truck driver and now works in building maintenance.  In everything he does, Anthony performs with a superior attitude of teamwork and willingness to work in any capacity necessary.

    Over the past few months, Anthony has repaired almost everything in the warehouse.  He has focused extra attention on some areas that have been neglected over the past few years.  From the air conditioning and fans, to the dock doors, plumbing and track, Anthony has fixed it!

    Anthony and his wife, Marcie, have six children.  They enjoy spending their free time with their family.  Congratulations to Anthony Stokely on earning the July 2016 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month!

  • 6/2/15    •    Congratulations to Mike Farthing on 40 years of service to Wallace Hardware

    On June 2, Mike Farthing celebrated his 40-year anniversary with Wallace Hardware. He started his career in 1976 on the merchandising crew, working for Stanley Price.  When the opportunity arose to move into sales, Mike jumped at the opportunity, replacing Lynn Dawson in territory #11.  He has continuously served in this capacity and has achieved numerous awards, including Salesperson of the Year in 2000 and 2003.  In 2012, Mike was selected by his peers to receive the coveted D.M. Wallace Award.  He has received the Almeda Bell Credit Management Award and is the current Wallace Hardware Employee of the year.

    Mike has consistently been a sales leader based on volume and maintains several PRO and Farm Mart stores in his territory.  He is very proficient in analyzing competitive sales programs and in educating his dealers on how Wallace Hardware can increase their profits.  He is open to new ideas and discovers creative ways to help dealers improve their retail performance.

    Mike approaches everything with a positive attitude.  His customers love and respect him and they show their appreciation through their loyalty.  In return, Mike is very loyal to them as well as to Wallace Hardware.  Mike’s never-ending commitment to excellence is one reason his territory has enjoyed tremendous growth in recent months and why he has been promoted to the position of Regional Sales Manager for Kentucky, Ohio and Middle Tennessee.  Mike will be moving to Kentucky and assuming his new position at the end of the year.

    While the above is witness to his professionalism, his care for his family is witness to his character. Mike and his daughter, Sarah, are extremely close and he is very proud of her professional career as an attorney in Chicago.  Mike was also the primary caregiver for his wife, Karen, who passed away March 9 from advanced stages of MS.  He was able to perform these functions while still maintaining his outstanding job performance. Mike is the epitome of James 2:18 . . . “I will show thee my faith by my works.”  A Wallace employee recently made the comment, “Mike inspires me to be a better man.”  This quote reflects the feelings of the people who know him at Wallace Hardware and the customers he serves.  Congratulations, Mike Farthing, on 40 great years!  We wish you the best in your new endeavor.  Here’s to 40 more!

  • 6/1/16    •    Congratulations to Cathy Blevins, June 2016 Wallace Hardware  Employee of the Month

    Cathy Blevins is the Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month for June 2016.  It gives us great pleasure to award this honor to Cathy for the diligence with which she does her job, the performance within that job and her unfaltering attendance.  Her supervisor, Anthony Jones, said, “Cathy has gone above and beyond by staying late into the night, sometimes not leaving until 2:00 a.m. in order to get the billing done from the spring dealer market.  She has done this with no help and no complaining.”

     Cathy began working at Wallace Hardware on April 2, 1980.  She works as a data processor and has proven that she can get the job done right the first time.  Cathy will not back away from any task that she is asked to complete and does so with the utmost efficiency.  Cathy is a warm and pleasant person that works well with her peers and anyone else with whom she interacts.

     Cathy is married to Wayne who is a civil processor with the Hamblen County Sheriff’s Department.

     They have been married for 38 years and have two grown children.  Cathy loves working for the Lord, singing in the church choir, and doing for others.  She enjoys spending time with friends and family (especially the grandchildren).  Her hobbies include cooking, traveling, cleaning, and finding new projects to do around the house.  Congratulations, Cathy Blevins!

  • 6/1/16    •    Wallace Hardware welcomes our newest territory manager, Jeff Moore

    Jeff Moore is very excited to become part of the Wallace Hardware family and is looking forward to a long and successful career as the new territory manager for central and southwestern Ohio.  Jeff has over 30 years of experience in the paint and paint sundries industry.  He even owned his own independent paint store for four years.  Jeff is venturing into new territory for Wallace Hardware and both he and the company are thrilled with the possibilities.

     Jeff’s hobbies include music, golf, and the NFL.  On Sundays, you can find him pulling for his beloved Cincinnati Bengals or the Green Bay Packers.  Jeff has been married to his beautiful bride, Jennifer, for 20 years.  They have two rescue dogs, Ringo and Cooper.  They live in Orient, Ohio where they are members of St. John’s Lutheran Church.

  • 6/1/16    •    Wallace Hardware welcomes our newest territory manager, George Peele

    George Peele has joined the Wallace Hardware family as the newest territory manager for the eastern North Carolina area.  He came to Wallace Hardware From Big M Hardware in Plymouth, North Carolina where he served as the store manager for five years.  George has an extensive background in the hardware industry, serving as a sales associate for Snyder-Lance after owning G&D Sales, an independent distributor for Snyder-Lance.  He has also spent part of his career as an over-the-road truck driver with Howard Transportation.

     George has been married for 24 years to his wife, Terry.  Together, they have three children and two grandchildren.  He graduated from Beaufort County Community College in 2002 and has been a member of Plymouth Church of Christ for 15 years.  He has lived in Plymouth for 27 years.  George is very excited to have been given the opportunity to work for Wallace Hardware and is looking forward to a wonderful and productive future.

  • 6/1/16    •    Wallace Hardware welcomes our newest customer service representative, Caleb Fish

    Caleb Fish joined the Wallace Hardware family at the end of April as a new member of the Customer Service team.  He is no stranger to the hardware and contracting business, working at H&H Hardware in central Pennsylvania during high school.  It is at H&H where he first learned about Wallace Hardware.

     Caleb left Pennsylvania to attend college at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.  During this time, he met his wife, Jennifer, at church while visiting friends in Kingsport, Tennessee.  Caleb and Jennifer quickly fell in love and were married in October 2015.  He was determined to finish his degree and did so by taking classes online.  Caleb graduated from Liberty University in May 2016 with a B.S. degree in business marketing.  Caleb is excited to be a part of the future of Wallace Hardware and is grateful for this opportunity!

  • 5/2/16    •    Wallace Hardware wishes Stanley Price a Happy Birthday

    On Sunday, May 1, Stanley Price celebrated a milestone and the Wallace family was happy to celebrate with him on the following Monday.  Stanley Price turned 89 years young.  Stanley began his career with Wallace Hardware in 1947 at the age of 20.  D.M. Wallace hired him right after his graduation from high school.  Stanley finished a little later than usual because he had left school early to volunteer for the army during World War II.  He spent 18 months in Italy fighting for our country

    Already an American hero, Stanley proved right away that he was also a valuable and dependable employee.  He held many jobs in his early days with Wallace but found his niche in store merchandising.  After Wallace Hardware joined PRO Hardware in 1963, Mr. John D. Wallace set out to implement its five fundamental business principles.  Store design and merchandising is the one element that would forever change the future of Wallace Hardware as well as Stanley’s future with the company.  Stanley was charged with the task of heading up the new merchandising department and quickly set out to complete his first store.  Gray Lumber Company in Beckley, West Virginia was the first Wallace store to be merchandised with new fixtures, followed by the first PRO store, J.A. Greever, in Tazewell, Virginia.

    Over the years, Stanley has implemented his ingenuity, creativity and progressive thinking in his store merchandising concepts.  His ideas have lead to innovations that have completely changed the hardware industry.  One case-in-point happened on a Saturday afternoon in the early 80s when a worker cut an electrical line running

     from Stanley’s house to the barn where he had a freezer.  No hardware dealers that were open had the basic wire nuts needed to reconnect the wires.  That’s when he got the idea to develop plumbing, electrical, paint sundries, hardware, and tool concepts for Wallace dealers.  He wanted to ensure that our stores carried all the products found and used in residential construction.  He particularly designed the concepts for lumberyards that in those days focused primarily on sticks and building supplies.

    “Why have customers go elsewhere when we can service their needs and grow our overall sales and gross margin,” Stanley asked.

    Stanley Price has added so much to so many during his 69 years with Wallace Hardware.  His relationship with customers has helped them

     become better retailers.  Many of his merchandised stores have gone on to receive the Paul L. Cosgrave award as the nation’s top PRO store and every store he has reset has seen a significant increase in sales.  Still working two days a week, Stanley is going strong at 89!  Join us in wishing Stanley Price a very happy birthday.  We wish him many more years to come!

     

  • 5/1/16    •    Congratulations to Todd Littleton, May 2016 Wallace Hardware  Employee of the Month

    Todd Littleton is the Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month for May, 2016.  He is a relatively new employee, joining the team in July of 2015.  Todd has an extensive background in marketing, advertising, and public relations, graduating from the University of Tennessee in 1995 with a B.S. in communications.  He came to Wallace from Hiwassee College where he held the position of Director of Marketing, Communications and Alumni Affairs.

    He works in the marketing department with Richard Snowden and also has a small sales territory in southwest North Carolina.  While wearing his marketing hat, Todd takes care of the social media sites as well as the PROClaimer publications.  He is quick to lend a creative design hand to Shirley Graybeal when needed and also works closely with Regina Winstead with regard to any website issues.  One project that he took on earlier this year was a total overhaul, redesign and rebuilding of the Wallace website.

    Todd has been very busy visiting our PRO dealers and getting to know and understand their needs in order to better provide them with the most effective marketing and advertising tools.  He just returned from the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas where he spent the week visiting with vendors and meeting with the PRO Group and our sister distributors in order to plan the circular advertising for 2017.  He will be visiting additional dealers this summer, gathering testimonials and photos to use on our website.

    Todd currently lives in Hayesville, North Carolina with his wife, Tonia, and his sixteen-year-old stepdaughter, Tara.  He and his family plan to move to the Morristown area next summer after Tara graduates from high school.  In his free time, Todd enjoys woodworking, hiking with Tonia, and hanging out on the lake with his family.  Congratulations, Todd Littleton, on earning Employee of the Month for May 2016!

     

  • 4/1/16    •    Congratulations to Linda Wallen, April 2016 Wallace Hardware  Employee of the Month

    Linda Wallen is the Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month for April, 2016.  Linda is a 14-year veteran of Wallace Hardware and works as an administrative assistant and payroll clerk for Seven Wheels, the trucking division of Wallace Hardware.  She is a truly dedicated, dependable, and beloved employee that always goes the extra mile for the customers as well as her fellow coworkers.  Upon reading her resume during her hiring process, Bill Trusler commented, “We need her!”  He was not wrong.

    Linda served as the credit union manager while it was handled at Wallace Hardware.  She has also done the payroll for the hourly employees and the outside sales force.  Currently, she handles all the business for Seven Wheels.  Lee Kimbrough says, “She is totally dedicated to Wallace Hardware and getting the job done right.”

    Linda works part-time at Ross and also serves as caregiver to Gary, her husband of 44 years.  Together, they have two daughters and four grandchildren.  Family comes first for Linda but when she has time, she loves to read.  She and Gary attend Powerhouse Baptist Church in Morristown.

  • 3/1/16    •    Wallace Hardware welcomes our newest territory manager, Phillip Hall

    Phillip Hall has joined the Wallace Hardware family as the newest territory manager for central South Carolina area.  He is no stranger to the hardware industry.  Phil Has been in the plumbing wholesale business and plumbing supply sales for twenty six years and owned his own plumbing wholesale supply business for four years.

    Phil has been married to his wife, Ashley, for 23 years.  They have two daughters. He is a member of First Baptist Church of Simpsonville.

    Phil is very excited to have been given the opportunity to work for Wallace Hardware and is looking forward to a wonderful and productive future.

  • 3/1/16    •    Congratulations to Casey Kinsler, March 2016 Wallace Hardware Employee Month

    Casey Kinsler is the March 2016 Employee of the Month.  Casey works in the upstairs part of the warehouse as a picker but is very versatile and can perform just about any job he is asked to do.   On average, he picks more lines than almost anybody else in a given day.  Whether he is stocking, picking, loading or taking care of call orders, he is always willing to do whatever is necessary and is completely dependable.

     According to his supervisors, Casey has a bright future ahead of him at Wallace Hardware.  Congratulations, Casey Kinsler, on a job well done and for earning Employee of the Month for March 2016!

  • 2/25/16    •    Wallace Hardware welcomes our newest territory manager, Brent Farley

    Brent Farley has joined the Wallace Hardware family as the newest territory manager for the middle Tennessee area.  He is no stranger to the hardware industry.  Brent has been around and involved in the plumbing and electrical industry for the last 24 years.

    Brent has been married to his wife, Milynda, for 25 years and lives with his family on a farm in Walling, Tennessee, just southwest of Sparta.  Brent and his wife have four children and one grandchild.

    Brent is very active in his church and community and is excited to be working with Wallace Hardware.  Let's all welcome him to the family and when you see him, wish him luck!

  • 2/15/16    •    Congratulations to Peggy Dean on 55 years of service to Wallace Hardware

    Peggy Dean has accomplished a rare feat . . . 55 years at Wallace Hardware!  She is the longest tenured employee with the company and has been a faithful and dear member of the Wallace Hardware family since 1961.  Peggy began her career at Wallace in the catalog department on the second floor of the South Cumberland location.  Her skills were quickly acknowledged and she was moved to the Farm Equipment Department shortly thereafter and later, worked in the Credit Department

    In 1965, when Wallace Hardware moved to their current location, Peggy moved to the Farm Supply and Commercial Hardware department.  She served as secretary for three buyers simultaneously before beginning her career in sales and marketing in the 1970s.  Peggy served as secretary to three sales managers and four PRO program directors before being named to Administrative Assistant to Sales and Marketing in 2000.

    Peggy has become the encyclopedia of reference for Wallace customers, employees, vendors, and events.  She has a wealth of knowledge about the company as well as the hardware industry.  She has seen many changes in her long tenure.  Think about it for a moment; when Peggy began, there were no computers, copy machines or calculators.

    If you have visited Pallet Alley at a Wallace Dealer Market, then you have met her husband, Edward, better known as Cowboy.  Peggy and Cowboy have a daughter, Angie, and a grandson named Will.  Peggy loves her family and swells with pride at their mention.

    Proverbs 25:13 states, “A faithful employee is as refreshing as a cool day in the hot summertime.”  Peggy is the epitome of fulfillment of this verse.  All of us at Wallace Hardware are very proud to recognize Peggy Dean on her 55 years of service and wish her many more years to come!

  • 2/1/16    •    Congratulations to Ron Jacobs, February 2016 Wallace Hardware  Employee of the Month

    Ron Jacobs is the February 2016 Employee of the Month.  Ron has been with Wallace Hardware for four years now.  He is the type of guy that will do whatever it takes to get the job done.  Ron has a great relationship with all his customers and never misses a day of work.  He is very thorough with his deliveries and pick-ups and always makes sure that they are correct.

    In his spare time, Ron enjoys setting up sound systems for various functions and loves to karioke on his own system on the weekends.  He is a single parent to an 11-year-old daughter.  This award is well-deserved and all of us at Wallace congratulate Ron Jacobs on being named the February 2016 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month!

  • 2/1/16    •    Congratulations to Vickie Ivey on 50 years of service to Wallace Hardware

    Vickie has been with Wallace Hardware since January of 1966.  During those years, she has worked in many different capacities for Wallace.  For many years, she has worked in the Purchasing Department where her duties include data input into the main computer system, processing of purchase orders, placing merchandise orders, handling factory drop-ship information, setting up pricing, and aiding the purchasing department so that it functions properly.

    Vickie's job performance is unsurpassed.  She never hesitates to pick up additional responsibilities without hesitation whenever it is necessary.  If the job requires her to stay after-hours, she does.  If the job requires her to work on Saturday, she does.  Vickie is very much appreciated by her co-workers and everyone at Wallace Hardware.  Congratulations on 50 years!

  • 1/1/16    •    Congratulations to Shirley Booker, January 2016 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month

    Shirley Booker is the January 2016 Employee of the Month.  Shirley works as an assistant to director of purchasing, Ed McKinney.  She is a great person to work with and is always willing to help anyone.  She is great at project work and is always willing to help a customer with their needs.  She is equally well respected by the vendors.  Shirley is a loyal employee that always puts 110% effort into everything she sets out to do.  She is very thorough and seldom makes mistakes.  She is a team player all the way and could easily win employee of the month every month.

    Shirley is always at work on time, rain or shine.  She enjoys spending time with her grandson, reading, and soaking up the sun.

    Shirley has won this honor twice before and was named the 2007 Employee of the Year.  Congratulations, Shirley, on being the January 2016 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month!

  • 12/23/15    •    Congratulations to Mike Farthing, 2015 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Year

    Mike is a 39 year veteran of Wallace Hardware.  He started his career on the merchandising crew, working for Stanley Price.  When the opportunity arose to move into sales, Mike jumped at the opportunity, replacing Lynn Dawson in territory #11.  He has continuously served in this capacity and has achieved numerous awards, including Salesperson of the Year in 2000 and 2003.  In 2012, Mike was selected by his peers to receive the coveted D.M. Wallace Award.  He has also received the Almeda Bell Credit Management Award.

    Mike has consistently been a sales leader based on volume and maintains several PRO and Farm Mart stores in his territory.  He is very proficient in analyzing competitive sales programs and in educating his dealers on how Wallace Hardware can increase their profits.  Mike has always been punctual in his attendance and very cooperative in working with Wallace staff and warehouse management.  He is open to new ideas and discovers creative ways to help dealers improve their retail performance.

    Mike approaches everything with a positive attitude.  His customers love and respect him and they show their appreciation through their loyalty.  In return, Mike is very loyal to them as well as to Wallace Hardware.  Mike’s never-ending commitment to excellence is one reason his territory has enjoyed tremendous growth in recent months and why he was selected as the October Employee of the Month.

    While the above is witness to his professionalism, his care for his family is witness to his character.  Mike and his daughter, Sarah, are extremely close and he is very proud of her professional career as an attorney in Chicago.  Mike is also the primary caregiver for his wife, Karen, who has advanced stages of MS.  He is able to perform these functions while still maintaining his outstanding job performance.  Mike is the epitome of James 2:18 . . . “I will show thee my faith by my works.”  A Wallace employee recently made the comment, “Mike inspires me to be a better man.”  This quote reflects the feelings of the people who know him at Wallace Hardware and the customers he serves.

  • 12/23/15    •    Congratulations to Dale Trent, 2015 Wallace Hardware Warehouse Employee of the Year

    Dale Trent was the Wallace Employee of the Month for June 2015.  Dale works in the Receiving Department and takes care of the paperwork, helping the buyer’s secretaries with any discrepancies in shipment receiving.  This is a new position for him and he has tackled it with gusto.  He is doing a great job and is very dependable, always arriving on time and great with answering questions.  Dale is a tease and is well liked by his coworkers.  When he is asked to do something, his first answer is, “I’m not going to do that,” and before you can turn around, the job is done.

    In his free time, Dale loves nothing more than spending time with his family.  He is married to Darlene and they have a “bunch” of children and grandchildren that they enjoy spending time with.  Congratulations to Dale Trent for earning Employee of the Month!

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