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By Wendy Gabrek
Daniel and Emily Moulton, and Kim Ytsma, owners of Alliston Home Hardware Building Centre, celebrated the grand re-opening in their new store, featuring a new concept, product lines and services, on Wednesday, April 25.
Now open at 4840 Concession 7 Alliston, across the street from their former location, Alliston Home Hardware boasts a new concept that is envied by the Home Hardware chain.
On hand for the grand opening was HGTV's Canadian hit show Carver Kings, Paul and Jacob Frenette and guest carver S.T. Thomson, with two carvings raffled off throughout the night.
The Moulton's and Ytsma also had live music and good eats for their celebration. Welcomed by Adjala–Tosorontio Deputy Mayor, Doug Little, and representatives from the Town of New Tecumseth, Ward 1 Councillor Marc Biss, Ward 3 Councillor JJ Paul Whiteside and Ward 4 Councillor Fran Sainsbury, the grand re-opening (although by invitation only) was very well attended, with a number of ‘Double-H Red Coats' scattered amongst the guests.
“Thank you for the opportunity to join in your grand opening,” said DM Little. “I remember your store when it was on Victoria Street, and I appreciate all you've done for the community from that time until now. My thanks goes beyond the store, and into your philanthropic works. The local economy needs, deserves, and appreciates employers like you.”
“You are a dedicated bunch given all of the sporting events that are going on tonight,” said Ytsma in her address – referring to the Leafs vs. Boston in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals, as well as every other Toronto team playing that night, including the Jays, Raptors, Toronto FC, and Marlies (and yes, the store TVs were on).
Ytsma introduced the President and CEO of Home Hardware, Terry Davis, who congratulated the Alliston team and said, “You've given every dealer in our network something to aim for.”
“A project of this scale, not to mention the time frame it was accomplished in, is only possible with an incredible group of people,” said Dan Moulton, owner. “I'd like to publically run through them with you...
“Our vendors – many are here, thank you for your vision, creativity, and hard work to help us bring this to life.
“Scheidel Construction – Fred Scheidel, Jason Bolender, and their team were a great partner with us. They built this wonderful building, fought from behind through a wet spring and summer 2017, and delivered on an unrealistic timeline. Thank you for your effort guys.
“Home Hardware Home Office – Jennine Camm, Laurie Wittie, senior management and many others worked tirelessly to see this concept become a reality. Thank you for all you did. Thank you for helping to make Home great.
“Our Home Merchandising Team – were instrumental in pulling this off. Greg Beitz led that team and was a huge addition for us. Thank you, Greg.
“It was an enormous effort to open, move and then to be ready for tonight – thank you all. To our Leadership Team from all stores, who were involved one way or another, including: Jon Wilcox – our onsite project manager from beginning to end; Steve Brick – our merchandising expert; Leona Wagstaff – our office manager who provides a strong foundation for our stores from one central office; Glen Rickerby – our Jack of all trades, no project he can't tackle, and most importantly the provider of our Leaf game tonight! And finally, Duane Pratt who helped with our technology transition and managed a significant overhaul of his own in Minden this winter.
“To our store staff from other locations, thank you for carrying a heavier load this winter as we robbed each store to make this possible. To our business partner Kim, thank you for your tireless efforts to see this through. Finally, to my beautiful wide Emily [thank you] for your leadership, support and patience through this time.
“To our dedicated team – Congratulations! We did it. Together. All of you should be extremely proud – Emily, Kim and I, our families, are immensely grateful for your efforts.”
The new concept store, a pilot project for Home Hardware, is 65,000 square feet with an entrance off the 7th Concession of Adjala. The store features new product lines, including Yeti, Napoleon and Hunter Douglas, along with new services, including skate sharpening, and tool repair. The building itself features a new wall colour, polished concrete floors, new fixture suppliers and colour, new end caps and desks, and new exterior signage, including a 14' x 14' Double H – one of the country's most recognizable logos.
For more details about Alliston Home Hardware and Building Centre call 705 435-5511 or visit them online at www.homehardware.ca
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