Meet Our Staff
Our Knowledgeable Staff Makes All the Difference.
Read Clarke Proprietor
Since 1982, Read has been applying his business expertise and experience to his hardware store, making it one of the most successful retail shops in the area. He attributes the store’s success to his customers and his staff—their continual feedback and positive efforts to provide quality service and product selection assures that their needs are being filled. We often hear our customers say, "Oh, you do have it. I should have come here first."
Murray Forbes Store Manager
Murray is happy to share his years of hardware experience. He has acquired an expansive knowledge of products and is able to assist you with any challenge that you bring his way. He is no stranger to the area, having grown up here as a kid and moving back here full time since ’03.
Mark Brady Assistant Manager
Mark leads with high energy, example and most of all professionalism. As Assistant Manager, Mark is here to help from one end of the store to the other. Over the years he has accumulated a great wealth of retail hardware experience, so our customers can trust him to be the answer man.
Kevin Simoni Sales Associate
Kevin holds over thirty years of experience in the antique and restoration business. His knowledge of paint, wood finishing and home repair products seems endless. He is accurate, patient and eager to find just the product that you need.
Jen Godkin Sales Associate, Cashier, Trouble-Shooter
Jen has expanded her horizons and wears quite a few “hats” of hardware. You can find her mixing paint, tending to the Housewares Department, or just assisting throughout the store. She always provides quick and courteous experience at the front registers, but will get you on your way whenever or wherever that her help is needed.
Penny Killam Cashier Extraordinaire
Penny is the sweetheart of our cashier team. A longtime employee, she always listens to your wants and needs, offers comfort and assurance, and never lets you leave dissatisfied. That’s our Penny…got a good recipe?
Laurie Lauridsen Sales Associate
“Miss Garden.” That’s how we refer to Laurie. She is so very full of lawn, garden, bug, and bird knowledge that your head will be spinning. She loves a challenge and readily passes on her know-how to all of our customers. With her friendly face, warm personality & local charm, you cannot ask for a better shopping experience.
Spencer Jackson Sales & Service Extraordinaire
Spencer joined us in the summer of 2011 while attending college. He has since become a full time sales person in our Electrical and Plumbing departments. You can count on Spencer to steer you in the right direction whenever a challenge is presented.
Vic Montivirdi Sales Associate
You might remember Vic. He is a former sales associate, lives in Elkins, and has returned after a 5 year absence. He retired as a computer programmer analyst, and wanted to get get his fingers back into hardware, so here he is. He has brushed the dust off of his knowledge recall, shifted gears away from a monitor screen and greatly enjoys his present commute time.
Dottie Gallup Sales Associate
Dottie will dazzle you with her winning smile and an over-the-top willingness to provide a positive shopping experience. She has vast knowledge of Lawn and Garden products, but you will find her all over the sales floor eager to help!
Lyndsey MacLeod Sales Associate
Our little “bundle of energy” will help you through the check-out process with accuracy and ease. Lyndsey has great retail experience and knows a thing or two about painting as well. Find her smile and a big dose of enthusiasm waiting for you at the register area.
Rich Sales Associate
New to our team as of fall 2014, Rich comes to us with many years of diversified retail experience. Soft spoken and eager to assist, let Rich help with your Hardware projects.
Jennifer Godkin Sales Associate
Jen wears a few hats of hardware. She is the housewares connection, but you might also see her mixing paint, serving as your cashier or making a key. She will help where needed and will certainly get you on your way quickly.