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Meet Our Staff

Our Knowledgeable Staff Makes All the Difference.

  • Read Clarke: Proprietor thumbnail

    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."
  • Mark Brady: Store Manager thumbnail

    Mark Brady: Store Manager

    Mark leads with high energy, example and most of all professionalism. As Store 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.
  • Larry Kelly: Assistant Store Manager thumbnail

    Larry Kelly: Assistant Store Manager

    Larry has been on our Sales Floor for 5 years and presently is our Assistant Store Manager. He is readily available to assist customers with a great breadth of knowledge while maintaining employee direction and sales floor operation.
  • Laurie Lauridsen: Sales Associate thumbnail

    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.
  • Sue Ellen Weed-Parkes: Sales Associate thumbnail

    Sue Ellen Weed-Parkes: Sales Associate

    Sue Ellen comes to us with years of gardening experience and knowledge. She can be found throughout the store, but her focus is running our Lawn and Garden department. Lawn or gardening questions????-bring it to Sue Ellen because she has experience that you can trust!
  • Lee Fottler:  Sales Associate thumbnail

    Lee Fottler: 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!
  • Lena Welch: Sales Associate thumbnail

    Lena Welch: Sales Associate

    “Miss Bounce in her Step”. Lena runs our Housewares section, as well as manning the registers. Her enthusiasm, patience and kindness go a long way to help with customer needs and wants in that area. She is definitely a kitchen lady!
  • Krystal Bishop: Cashier Extraordinaire thumbnail

    Krystal Bishop: Cashier Extraordinaire

    Krystal lives in Wilmot and is our latest cheery cashier addition. She is as cool as a cucumber under pressure and will easily get you through the registers without a hitch.
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    Jason Flack

    Jason has taken over the reins from Kevin in our Paint Department. He can quickly complete your Paint order with accuracy and efficiency with great advice thrown in.
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    Calen Thomas

    Calen has recently moved to New London from Vermont. He oversees our “outside” areas of display and storage, but his “inside” responsibilities are expanding to cover our Hardware section.