12/22/17 • Congratulations to Diane Gregg, 2017 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Year
Diane Gregg is the 2017 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Year. 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 2017 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Year!
12/22/17 • Congratulations to Randy Young, 2017 Wallace Hardware Warehouse Employee of the Year
Randy Young is the 2017 Wallace Hardware Warehouse Employee of the Year. Randy works in the warehouse and started with the company in 1999. He left Wallace Hardware in 2010 to pursue other ventures, but returned last January. Randy is responsible for inventory control but is capable of doing just about any job in the warehouse from picking product to loading stock. Randy is a truly dedicated and dependable employee who is willing to do whatever it takes to complete the job. He is always willing to help a fellow co-worker whenever needed, and for that, is is liked by all.
In his free time, Randy enjoys watching NASCAR as well as college sports. His favorite team is the Tennessee Volunteers. Go Vols! Let us all congratulate Randy Young on being named the 2017 Wallace Hardware Warehouse Employee of the Year!
12/22/17 • Fun was had by all at the Wallace Hardware Christmas Party 2017
Christmas cheer was in the air as the employees of Wallace Hardware gathered for a nice lunch to celebrate our Savior's birth. BINGO and PLINKO was played as prizes were won and awards were given out. Fun was had by all! company!
12/1/17 • Congratulations to Dawn Daniels, December 2017 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month
Dawn Daniels is the December 2017 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month! Dawn joined the accounts receivable department at Wallace Hardware in August of 1994, working with the infamous Almeda Bell. In January of 2000, Dawn moved to accounts payable where she continues to work.
“Dawn functions like a machine processing paperwork,” says her supervisor, Matt Laux. “She plays a huge role in the financial administration here at Wallace and has stepped up tremendously during Bill Trusler’s absence. Dawn is sharp, catches on quickly, and is always willing to lend a hand. There are not many times during the day that she looks up from her work.” Still, Dawn has a radiant smile and takes every opportunity to speak and be friendly with co-workers. She also has many dealer and vendor friends from filling in for the receptionist when away from the phone.
Dawn and her husband, Mike Daniels (who she met at Wallace Hardware), have two children, Logan
and Ally. They keep her very busy as she enthusiastically and actively supports all of their hobbies, including gymnastics, softball, baseball, and football. Let us all congratulate Dawn Daniels on being named the December 2017 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month!
11/1/17 • Congratulations to Gary Knight, November 2017 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month
Gary Knight is the November 2017 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month! The “do-it-all” man, Gary has worked with Wallace Hardware since March of 2006 and has earned the reputation as one of the most dependable, likeable, valuable, and efficient workers in the warehouse. He is to Wallace Hardware what a utility player is to Major League Baseball.
There is not a job he will turn down. Whether he is stocking, picking, loading or taking out the trash, he is always willing to do whatever is necessary and is completely dependable. Gary is the face of the Wallace Hardware shows as he meets and greets customers, employees and vendors at the front door. All of his coworkers would give Gary a “THUMBS UP” for his attitude and work ethic. He is great to work with and always has a smile on his face. He aims to please and gets the job done every time!
In his spare time, Gary enjoys camping and spending time with his grandchildren. This recognition is
well deserved and everyone at Wallace Hardware congratulates Gary Knight in being named the
November 2017 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month!
10/31/17 • Wallace Hardware Celebrates Halloween
Fun was had by all at Wallace Hardware today in celebration of Halloween! Employees participated in a pumpkin carving/decorating contest as well as a best costume contest. We also celebrated our own Kenny Daniel's birthday!
10/1/17 • Congratulations to Jason Middlebrooks, October 2017 Wallace Hardware Warehouse Employee of the Month
Jason Middlebrooks is the October 2017 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month. Jason is the territory manager for southern Tennessee and has been with Wallace Hardware since June 4, 2013. Jason has consistently been a sales leader based on volume and maintains several PRO stores in his territory. He is very proficient in educating his dealers on how Wallace Hardware can increase their profits. Jason 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. Jason’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.
Jason has been married to his wife Janet for 25 years. They have three children, Savannah is 18, Lauren is 16, and Nathan is 14. He is a member of the South Whitwell Baptist Church, Whitwell,
Tennessee. Besides working and spending time with his family, Jason enjoys playing the guitar, hiking, camping, and occasionally making YouTube videos explaining simple repairs. Wallace Hardware congratulates Jason Middlebrooks on being named the October 2017 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month!
9/1/17 • Congratulations to Dave Payne, September 2017 Wallace Hardware Warehouse Employee of the Month
Dave Payne is the September 2017 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month. Dave served in the U.S. Army before becoming a delivery driver for Wallace Hardware 18 years ago. He is responsible for ensuring that our merchandise reaches our dealers in Kentucky and West Virginia in a timely fashion. Dave delivers two full loads a week to those areas and is always punctual and consistent. He is always willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done and has a wonderful relationship with his customers as well as his Wallace salesmen. Ask anyone and they will say, “Dave never complains.” Let us all congratulate Dave Payne on being named the September 2017 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month!
8/14/17 • Wallace Hardware hosts the 2017 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 14th and all day on the 15th. Our loyal customers that make up our advisory board met with us here at Wallace Hardware. The advisory board meeting allows us to sit and listen to some of our customers as they share their opinions and ideas on things that we are doing well and also things that need improvement. It also gives these customers an opportunity to tour our facilities and to witness 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 The Chop House in Kodak and on Tuesday morning, we started the day with a tour of the facilities and then came inside the conference room for the 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. They all do a great job and for this, we give our thanks! They help make us a better company!
8/1/17 • Congratulations to Courtney Purkey, August 2017 Wallace Hardware Warehouse Employee of the Month
Each month, the committee that chooses the individual to represent our company as the Employee of the Month looks for someone who exemplifies all of the attributes that a company would desire in any employee. Courtney Purkey is just that person and why she has been named the August 2017 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month! This is the sixth time Courtney has been honored with this distinction, winning the award in March of 2000, January of 2002, September of 2004, February of 2008, and June of 2011. Her willingness to go the extra mile, and do it in a calm and friendly fashion, earned Courtney the honor of being named the Wallace Hardware Employee of the Year in 2011.
Courtney came to work at Wallace Hardware in March of 1999. She began her time here at the height of Y2K preparation as an information data entry person in the data processing department. Courtney worked in that capacity until 2003 when she moved to fill a position in accounts payable. Now, as the department manager, she continues to perform at an impeccable level with speed and accuracy.
Courtney always has a very pleasant manner and a cheerful smile. All of her peers express how much they enjoy working with her. Courtney’s attendance and work performance are impeccable, while her quiet manner continually adds to her always being pleasant to be around.
Courtney is responsible for several tasks, not the least of which include: factory direct billing, reship billing, factory direct crediting, reconciling invoices to receiving reports, and entering various vendor information for payments. Although these are high stress tasks, Courtney remains a quiet-mannered person with a fantastic attitude. The seriousness of her position has led her to become one of the most conscientious persons currently working within our company.
Courtney and her husband, Mike, have been married since 2007. They enjoy spending a lot of time with their immediate and respective families. The weekends are taken up spending time with her nieces, nephews, and stepson, Darren. Courtney really enjoys reading as many books as possible when she can find some time to squeeze it into her busy and hectic schedule.
Because of her wonderful attitude, willingness to help in anyway she can, work performance, great attendance record, and ability to work well with everyone, Wallace Hardware is pleased to, once again, award the honor of Employee of the Month for August 2017 to Courtney Purkey. Thanks for the terrific job that you do for our company and congratulations on your role model performance!
7/29/17 • Hallman Wood Products holds their first Customer Appreciation Day
Food and fun were had by all in attendance on Saturday, July 29 at Hallman Wood Products in Eatonton, Georgia. The folks at Hallman welcomed the community to come out and partake in free hot dogs, hamburgers and popcorn as their way of saying “thank you” to all of their valuable customers. Many braved the heat and the kids had a ball in the bounce house that was rented for the occasion. A few lucky individuals took home some great door prizes provided by Wallace Hardware and Hallman Wood Products. It was a great day to celebrate!
7/24/17 • Wallace Hardware welcomes our newest customer service representative, Kaye Cain
Kaye Hurley Cain is the newest customer service representative for Wallace Hardware. If you get the chance, stop by and say, “hello.”
Kaye was born and raised in Hurley, Virginia. She attended college at Southwest Virginia Community College, graduating with an associate’s degree in data processing. Kaye has lived in Christiansburg, Virginia for the past 35 years where she worked as a flooring specialist and also a customer service specialist for The Home Depot. She also worked as a quality assurance auditor for Federal Mogul Powertrain before joining Wallace Hardware.
Kaye and her husband of 24 years, Billy, have three children. Their son, Coty, lives in St. Louis, Missouri, and their other son, Dakota, resides in Christiansburg. Their daughter, Kayla, who just graced them with their fist grandchild, Baylor, lives in Knoxville. Being close to their new grandbaby
was one of the deciding factors in their move to East Tennessee. Residing in Kodak and living on Douglas Lake, Kaye and Billy spend much of their free time fishing, boating, and enjoying young Baylor.
Kaye looks forward to a blessed and happy career with Wallace Hardware and looks forward to having a positive impact on the business for many years to come. Please welcome Kaye Cain to the Wallace Hardware family!
7/1/17 • Congratulations to Lance Purkey, July 2017 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month
The task of choosing an employee of the month can sometimes be a difficult challenge. That was not the case for this month. Lance Purkey exemplifies the definition of a top employee and that is why he has been named the July 2017 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month!
Lance has been with Wallace Hardware since August of 2004. His primary duty is working with the receiving crew to put up stock as it arrives daily, but there is nothing in the warehouse that he cannot do! He can do every job in the warehouse and he has done every job in the warehouse! His supervisor, Jeff Hale, keeps him hopping with outside stocking, inside stocking, handling UPS deliveries, unloading trucks, and at the end of the day, picking stock. Lance can literally do everything and that is why he is so valuable to his supervisors. He has been described as the “go-to-guy” if you want product stocked quickly and with the utmost accuracy. Lance is well liked by his fellow co-workers who convey that he can be a prankster when he thinks no one is looking. He is always on time
to work and arrives with a cheerful and positive attitude.
In his spare time, Lance enjoys playing golf, mowing the lawn, gardening, fishing, and spending time with his wife, Jennifer, and his two boys, Colton and Spencer. For his commitment to a job well-done, loyal dedication, and fantastic attitude, Wallace Hardware is pleased to name Lance Purkey the July 2017 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month!
6/16/17 • Wallace Hardware celebrates the 20th anniversary of Doyle Wallace’s successful bone marrow transplant
I got a big surprise today and I would like to tell you about it. This morning, Richard, Eddie, Anthony, and I were sitting in my office having a meeting with Charles Owen with Paladin Computer Systems. About 9:30 a.m., Richard abruptly says, “We need to all go and look at something.” I am not used to that happening in one of my meetings if you know what I mean. I can assure it would have never happened in one of my Dad’s meetings.
As we walked through the office to the canteen, I was trying to remember if there was something going on, somebody’s birthday or anniversary that I had overlooked. I walked in the canteen and the room was full of employees from the warehouse, Seven Wheels, and the office. I was totally surprised.
On June 16, 1997, Deanna and I were at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington for my bone marrow transplant. Many of you know about that and were here but some of
you don’t. My bone marrow was not producing red cells normally and the Vanderbilt doctor had looked at us months earlier with a sad countenance and said, “We now know what you have. We know how to diagnose your problem but we don’t know how to turn the bone marrow back on. You have three years to live, maybe five, but probably not. Everything you do burns up red cells, so quit working, go home, and enjoy your kids. I am so sorry we can’t fix this.”
Those of you who were here remember that we had a blood drive to try to find a match. The Lord blessed and we had a tremendous turn out but no match. The answer for our prayers for a match came through with a lady in Denver named Margaret Koutavas. Her blood numbers matched mine very closely. And, because she was such a good match, I was able to have the transplant and continue living. We serve a wonderful God. It was on June 16, 1997, that the transplant took place and today we celebrated that twenty-year anniversary. I was totally taken back and surprised but delighted and so proud to celebrate with everyone here.
Celebrations throughout the year and during our lives add spice to every-day living. Thank you for letting me reminisce and share with you about my surprise this morning. May God bless you each one, have a good Father’s Day weekend, be in church on Sunday and enjoy your family.
6/10/17 • Yates Home PRO celebrates their 50th anniversary with a Customer Appreciation Day
Fun was had by all as the community came out to support Yates Home PRO as they celebrated their 50th anniversary. Free hamburgers and hot dogs were cooked on Vision Grills, demonstrations of Jonsered Chainsaws were held, other vendors displayed their products, music was in the air, free barbecue sandwiches were eaten, and over 40 door prizes were given away. It was a great day!
6/1/17 • Wallace Takes the Show on the Road
Before there were hardware shows, there were vans. In the early 1960s, Wallace's primary lawn mower provider was Excello Mowers. After they went out of business, their representative, Les Williams, found a person who would assemble basic mowers. It started in his garage and had a 20" and 22" staggered mower deck with a chrome handle, steel wheels, and a sturdy throttle control. Its name was the Wallace Chieftain. Next was a 20" and 22" full-baffle deck side discharge with height adjusters that became affectionately known as the Wallace Special. Later, a magnesium deck version was added plus a rider with a 3HP engine. Mr. Wallace was so proud of the new line of mowers that he said we were taking it on the road. He met Richard Snowden in the old Taylor building warehouse and gave him a condensed sales pitch. The mowers were placed in a Wallace Ford Econoline pick-up and they hit the road, taking it to the dealers.
The van was such an incredible success, Mr. Wallace decided to continue the process. They obtained a used battery truck and loaded it with farm equipment parts to take to implement dealers. This was followed by a van of Stanley Hardware. The van success continued to build and a decision was made to order a stripped-down Condor camper in which we would install pegboard and start a seasonal rotation of taking vans to dealers. The van program remained for many years, but soon faded as more emphasis was placed on the growing spring and fall dealer markets.
Now, Wallace Hardware is bringing the van program back! Starting this month, our new Mobile Sales Van will be making the rounds to dealers in every territory in the Wallace distribution footprint. If you weren't able to make it to the show, now the show can come to you! Just like in the past, our van will be making seasonal rotations stocked with items from different vendors. The current van will be displaying products from Ali Industries, Bosch Tools, Boss Gloves, Coleman Cable, Eaton Cutler-Hammer, Gardner Bender, Gardner Gibson, Genova, Great Neck/Goldblatt Tools, LDR, Lithonia Lighting, Poulan Mower/Handheld, RSI Cabinets, Satco, and Southwire. If you are interested in the Wallace Mobile Sales Van visiting your store, contact your salesperson today!
6/1/17 • Congratulations to Will Hurst, June 2017 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month
Will Hurst is not only a good employee, but also a great friend and a great person! That is why he has been named the June 2017 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month! Will has been with Wallace since 2003, working as a mechanic in the Seven Wheels garage. When Donnie Hayes, the Seven Wheels shop foreman, developed lung cancer and was unable to perform some of his physical duties, Will took it upon himself to go the extra mile and help Donnie and Seven Wheels get the job done. Not only has he helped Donnie at work, but he also goes to Donnie’s house after work and on weekends to mow his grass and trim his yard. Will does all of this on his own time and expects nothing in return.
Lee Kimbrough, the director of Seven Wheels, said, “Will has worked for Wallace Hardware for 14 years and in that time I can count on one hand the number of times he has called in sick or been late for work. He is dedicated and very dependable.”
Will is a dedicated family man who enjoys being home and spending his free time with his family. He loves working on cars and not only earns his living as a mechanic for Seven Wheels, but also enjoys working as a “shade tree” mechanic at home. Let us all congratulate Will Hurst on being named the June 2017 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month!
5/31/17 • A Career Worth Celebrating
The Wallace Hardware family celebrated a rare milestone on Wednesday, May 31. Stanley Price ended his illustrious career after 70 years in the hardware business. A dinner was held in his honor at Jersey Girl Diner in Morristown, Tennessee and Stanley’s family, along with several Wallace employees, salespeople and customers were there to wish him Godspeed as he enters the next chapter of his life.
Still working two days a week and still married to the same lady, Fioretta, for 69 years, Stanley turned 90 on May 1 and finally decided it was time to retire while he is still young. Stanley dedicated the large majority of his life to Wallace Hardware and is a legend in the hardware industry! He began his career with Wallace Hardware in 1947 at the age of 20 when D.M. Wallace, grandfather to Doyle Wallace, hired him right after his high school graduation. 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 serving 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 was 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. Stanley asked, “Why have customers go elsewhere when we can service their needs and grow our overall sales and gross margin?”
Stanley Price has added so much to so many during his 70 years with Wallace Hardware. His relationships with customers have helped them become better retailers. Many of his merchandised stores have gone on to receive the Paul L. Cosgrave Memorial Award as the Nation’s top PRO store and every store he has reset has seen a significant increase in sales. Three of those retailers, Danny Wingate of Haywood PRO Builders Supply and Cherokee PRO Home Center, and Eddie Boles and Danny Owens of Liberty PRO Lumber were present to say a few words on how much Stanley means to them and to thank him for his many years of service. Eddie Boles stated, “I was a Christian when I first began working with Stanley Price. I was a better one afterward.” Several Wallace employees and salespeople also stood up and said a few words about their experience of knowing and working with Stanley. Each remark had a running theme; Stanly Price is a fine merchandiser, a good friend, a great man, and an even greater man of God!
After a delicious dinner of salad, ham, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, dinner rolls and desserts, Doyle Wallace presented Stanley with a gold watch, thanking him for his many years of service. The evening concluded with everyone gathering around to lay hands on Stanley as Richard Snowden prayed for his future well being and life after Wallace Hardware. Let us all congratulate Stanley Price on his 70 years of service. We wish him the best in all his future endeavors!
5/1/17 • Congratulations to Bill Templin, May 2017 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month
Bill Templin is the May 2017 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month. Bill is a 21-year veteran of Wallace and works in the credit/return department. Bill is a very good-natured person and an excellent employee. He is willing to do whatever it takes to see that the job is done well. He is very dependable and has an outstanding attitude about his job. Because of these qualities, his peers voted Bill the Warehouse Employee of the Year in 1997.
Bill has recently taken on more responsibility by helping with inventory control. This responsibility includes ensuring that inventory reports match between the two systems at Wallace Hardware, SX and High Jump. Bill is extremely helpful to all employees and is willing to pitch in and help at any time.
Family comes first for Bill. In his free time, he enjoys going to church and eating with his wife, Angie, and kids, Raven, Noah, Caleb, and Lil’ Ryker. He also loves to watch sports and going to band
competitions. Let us all congratulate Bill Templin on being named the May 2017 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month!
4/1/17 • Congratulations to Randy Young, April 2017 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month
Randy Young is the April 2017 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month. Randy works in the warehouse and started with the company in 1999. He left Wallace Hardware in 2010 to pursue other ventures, but returned last January. Randy is responsible for inventory control but is capable of doing just about any job in the warehouse from picking product to loading stock. Randy is a truly dedicated and dependable employee who is willing to do whatever it takes to complete the job. He is always willing to help a fellow co-worker whenever needed, and for that, is is liked by all.
In his free time, Randy enjoys watching NASCAR as well as college sports. His favorite team is the Tennessee Volunteers. Go Vols! Let us all congratulate Randy Young on being named the April 2017 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month!
3/1/17 • Congratulations to Hugh Messer, March 2017 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month
Hugh Messer is the March 2017 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month. Hugh is a delivery driver for Wallace Hardware and has been with the company since November 2015. He is responsible for ensuring that our merchandise reaches the dealer in a timely fashion. Hugh is a truly dedicated and dependable employee that always goes the extra mile for his customers, no pun intended. He is always willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done and has a wonderful relationship with his customers as well as his Wallace salesmen. Hugh does not miss work and arrives to work early to leave on his routes whenever extra loads are put on him. Hugh never complains.
In his free time, Hugh likes to hunt. Let us all congratulate Hugh Messer on being named the March 2017 Wallace Hardware Employee of the Month!
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!