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July 14, 2014

Knoxville, Tenn.-based House-Hasson Hardware says its June 19-21 dealer broke all previous records for attendance, attracting some 2,300 to 2,400 people.

“We sold more of every product,” said Don Hasson, president. “People are feeling better about the economy, and when they feel better they buy more. That means dealers are buying products looking to the next six months rather than the next few weeks.”

February 27, 2014

House-Hasson Hardware reported sales increases at its winter dealer market, which the distributor takes to indicate that 2014 will be a lucrative year for hardware stores and lumberyards in general.

President Don Hasson noted that sales were up 14% -- across the board -- at the January dealer market in Nashville. He added that accelerating home sales are giving dealers added confidence.

January 28, 2014

Knoxville, Tenn.-based House-Hasson Hardware set a company record in 2013 for new and remodeled hardware store and lumberyard projects, the company announced.

House-Hasson’s 30 new-store and remodeling projects, called store sets, topped the previous high mark of 25 set in the previous year. 

September 26, 2013

The Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act is forcing changes in the store aisles.

Major changes are bearing down on plumbers and consumers as plumbing fixtures will soon have to meet new government-mandated environmental requirements, say product managers with House-Hasson Hardware. 

March 11, 2013

Knoxville, Tenn.-based House-Hasson Hardware will bring thousands of visitors to East Tennessee as its largest annual event comes to resort town of Sevierville.

Knoxville, Tenn.-based House-Hasson Hardware will bring thousands of visitors to East Tennessee as its largest annual event comes to resort town of Sevierville.

House-Hasson, self-described as the “nation’s largest independent regional hardware distributor,” expects some 600 to 800 hardware store owners and their families to attend the June 20-22 event. The event will be headquartered at the Wilderness at the Smokies Resort in Sevierville. 

February 28, 2013

An article on Knoxvillebiz.com has examined the history and the future of House-Hasson Hardware.

An article on Knoxvillebiz.com has examined the history and the future of House-Hasson Hardware.

The article tracks the 100-year history of the regional hardware distributor, and profiles current CEO Don Hasson, grandson of one of the founders of the company. 

December 19, 2012

Knoxville, Tenn.-based distributor House-Hasson Hardware says it is seeing almost twice the level of store sets -- new or expanded stores -- in 2012, compared with the 2011 rate.

“We’ve seen 2012 emerge as one of our best years in terms of helping people become hardware store owners and dealers,” said Don Hasson, president of House-Hasson.

November 21, 2011

Sales at House-Hasson Hardware’s October market in Sevierville, Tenn. saw a 20% increase over the previous year’s fall market, the company announced.

“Market attendance was up 25%, sales volume was up 20%,” said Don Hasson, president of the Knoxville, Ten.-based company. “This isn’t to suggest by any means that the economic situation nationally is turning around, but it is an indicator that hardware and home improvement are showing certain levels of stability and growth.”

August 22, 2011

Hardware distributor House-Hasson Hardware added some 2,500 new items to its paint sundries inventory, allowing paint store-within-a-store concepts for its members.

House-Hasson president Don Hasson said an example of the store-within-a-store concept will be set up at the company’s upcoming dealer market, scheduled Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 at the Wilderness Resort in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

June 8, 2011

House-Hasson Hardware is launching a new buying program at its upcoming Atlanta dealer market through which dealers can use hand-held electronic devices to order products straight from vendors on the market floor.

“With today’s technology we want dealers to have the option of electronic ordering, which eliminates paperwork and speeds products to their stores," said Don Hasson, House-Hasson president.

May 14, 2011

Knoxville, Tenn.-based regional hardware distributor House-Hasson Hardware completed its $2 million, 100,000-sq.-ft. expansion of the company’s Prichard, W.Va., warehouse.

“We’ve moved in, the racks are up, and the bins are being filled,” said Don Hasson, House-Hasson president. “Our West Virginia warehouse will have the same items as are available through our Knoxville warehouse. This means faster and more efficient shipping and delivery of all our products to our customers.”

May 8, 2011

When Larry Fennell, House-Hasson's retiring information systems director, came to the Knoxville, Tenn.-based distributor 26 years ago, there were five computer terminals in the entire business. "Today we have 85 hand-held computers just in the warehouse," he said. "Technology drives every facet of the business."

February 27, 2011

 

Hardware distributor House-Hasson president Don Hasson described the broad topic of social media as an opportunity to compete more effectively and to be more profitable.

“Our dealers’ understanding is growing exponentially of how social media can make them more competitive with the big boxes and profitable in attracting new customers and keeping existing ones,” said Hasson. “Social media is today an indispensable component of the marketing equation.”