Content about Millington

October 18, 2013

When HCN first visited Millington, Tenn.-based Cole’s Home Solutions with a cover story in our August 2009 issue, we cautioned: “Now for something completely different.”

When we first talked to co-owner Charles Cole, he expressed admirable ambition: “We knew we had to remodel the store, because Lowe’s was kicking our butts,” Cole said. “And we don’t want to be just another big box.”

August 1, 2011

Natchez, Miss.-based Central Network Retail Group has purchased a 38,000-sq.-ft. Cole's Home Solutions store and drive-through lumberyard in Ripley. 

CNRG is a recently organized management and operations group led by Boyden Moore, the former CEO of Marvin's Home Centers, and Jimmy Smith, the current president of Home Hardware Centers. 

June 27, 2011

The first-of-its-kind Home Channel News list of 50 hardware store all-stars appeared in the May issue of Home Channel News and recognized a diverse group of high-performance retailers -- large, small, urban and rural. Below, the state-by-state guide winds through Tennessee, Texas and Utah.