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Clarke's Hardware
257 Newport Road
New London, NH 03257-0940

(603) 526-2800

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 Store 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—Trouble-Shooter

Jennifer’s home base is the Plumbing and Electrical areas of the store. She knows her way around faucets and lightbulbs! With our wide bulb selection, let Jen guide you to the appropriate choice! 

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 Associate

Ted is versatile throughout the store, but his two main areas of focus are in our Hardware area and pitch-hitting for Kevin in the Paint Department. He enjoys a challenge, so pick his brain!

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 andGarden products, but you will find her mainly in the Housewares section keeping it up to date and full of current kitchen needs.

Vic Montivirdi: Sales Associate
You 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: Cashier

Our little “bundle of energy” will help you with ease both at the register and throughout the store. Lyndsey has a great deal of retail experience and knows a thing or two about painting as well. The register flies with her at the helm and she will get you through with speed and accuracy.

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?
Chelsie Hutchinson: Cashier

Chelsie is a member of the cashier staff, but has learned to “float” all over the store for any needed assistance. She knows you by name and is willing and able to offer extra help-topped off with her genuine smile! 

Lee Frottler: Sales Associate

Lee returns to the New London area after a hiatus of several years. His knowledge of hardware-related subjects is extensive from his previous endeavors. Lee knows “hands-on” and will guide you in the right direction!