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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.
  • Lyndsey Cote’: Administrative Operations thumbnail

    Lyndsey Cote': Administrative Operations

    Lyndsey is our Administrative Assistant, in charge of register operation and cashiers. She keeps the cashiers trained and informed of all procedures and changes so everyone is able to conduct smooth and efficient transactions. Don’t worry, you will still see her smiling face behind the counter!
  • Kevin Simoni: Sales Associate thumbnail

    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.
  • 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

    Lena joins our team as our newest cashier and customer service member. She has lived and worked for a long time in the area and we are now fortunate to have her with us. You will find her proficiency with transactions very helpful in getting you on your way-all done with a smile.
  • Larry Kelly: Sales Associate thumbnail

    Larry Kelly: Sales Associate

    Larry joins our team after many years in customer service, retail store management and rentals in New York and Florida. Being a stickler for details and enjoying our changeable weather Larry always has a story to share and a tale to tell.
  • Penny Killam: Cashier Extraordinaire thumbnail

    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?
  • 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.