As HCN editors have explored more formally in a former print edition, home storage is hot and getting hotter: a category well worth paying attention to in home improvement retailing.
Of note in this burgeoning market is ClosetMaid, winner of the 2014 Golden Hammer Award in Home Organization.
Taking home the 2014 Golden Hammer Award for Electrical Supplies was Leviton, Melville, New York-based supplier of electrical wiring systems, network solutions and lighting products.
What set this electrical company apart from the others was its ability to recognize needs as they arise in the marketplace and respond to them at a rapid and innovative clip.
Maumee, Ohio-based Therma-Tru Corp. primarily prides itself on being an industry game-changer. In 1982, the company introduced the market's first-ever fiberglass door, known in its official capacity as the Fiber-Classic.
People were surprised that the doors, with their polished, wood-grained appearance, were made with the materials that they were, remarks Deke Welles on the company website (Deke is the son of founder David Welles and the former president of Therma-Tru).