Read Clarke: ProprietorSince 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."
Meet Our Staff
Our Knowledgeable Staff Makes All the Difference.
Murray Forbes: Store ManagerMurray 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 Store ManagerMark 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 AssociateKevin 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—Trouble-ShooterJen 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.
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.
Ted Craigie: Sales AssociateOur sales floor team now includes Ted Craigie. A longtime resident of New London, Ted brings high energy and an eagerness to learn and grow that will enhance many areas of the store.
Dottie Gallup: Sales AssociateDottie 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!
Vic Montivirdi: Sales AssociateYou might remember Vic. He is a former sales associate, lives in Elkins, and has returned after a few years absence. He retired as a computer programmer analyst, and wanted to get his fingers back into hardware, so here he is. He brushed the dust off of his knowledge recall, shifted gears away from a monitor screen and greatly enjoys his present commute time.
Lyndsey MacLeod: CashierOur little “bundle of energy” will help you through the checkout process with accuracy and ease. Lyndsey has great deal of 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.
Penny Killam: Cashier ExtraordinairePenny 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?
Chelsie Hutchinson: CashierOur newest cashier is from Sunapee and a great addition to the register area. Chelsie is anxious to connect names and faces, so don’t hesitate to introduce yourself on your next visit