The Golden Hammer strikes again

The 28th Golden Hammer Awards saw Bob Taylor enter the Home Channel Hall of Fame and Westminster, Mass.-based Aubuchon Hardware take home the Retailer of the Year award.

Single-store operator McDaniel’s Do-It Center of Snohomish, Wash., was also recognized as the Golden Hammer “Tools of the Trade” honoree. 

Do it Best Corp. CEO Bob Taylor said he was humbled by his induction. “When I look back at the list of past honorees, it’s a distinguished list, and it’s humbling to be recognized.”

Taylor, who was president of his family-owned hardware store chain in Virginia before joining Do it Best Corp., credited his father Dawson Taylor for being a great mentor and businessman. “My dad is always one who looks years out into the future and wonders what’s next,” Taylor said.

Taylor was introduced by John Shields, VP safety sales for Safety Works, the sponsor of the Home Channel Hall of Fame.

Aubuchon Hardware’s M. Marcus Moran Jr. accepted the Retailer of the Year award on behalf