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July 30, 2013

Credited for nurturing the warehouse home center business during its emergence in the 1980s, Frank Denny died last month. He was 79.

Denny was president of W.R. Grace and Co.'s home center division. When Kmart bought Home Centers of America in 1984, Denny was tapped to oversee its expansion under the brand name Builders Square.

November 27, 2011

According to San Francisco's ABC7 News, Tuggy's Hardware, which opened in 1898, continues to advise customers on the art of home improvement in the Noe Valley neighborhood of San Francisco.

The article quotes Denny Giovanolli, who began working at Tuggy's when he was 12. One of the keys to the store's longevity, especially in an age of national chains, is its knowledge of local homes and the parts needed to keep them running.