Honorees benefit from exposure for themselves and the businesses they represent, and they have the opportunity to participate in additional programming and scholarships through NHPA.
Entries are scored based on nomination criteria, including contributions to operational growth; community involvement; engagement in industry education; and industry and organizational innovation.
Honorees are selected from three categories: stores with less than $2 million in sales; stores with more than $2 million in sales; and multiple-store operations.
Young Retailer of the Year nominees should be 35 years old or younger as of Feb. 28, 2021. They must work at independent hardware stores, home centers, lumberyards or paint and decorating outlets in the U.S., its territories or in Canada. Past entrants who were not chosen as previous honorees are encouraged to submit new applications.
Submit a Nomination
Click here to learn more or to nominate someone for the 2021 Young Retailer of the Year program.
Read about last year’s honorees and their accomplishments here.
About the Young Retailer of the Year Program
Now in its 25th year, the Young Retailer of the Year program identifies the next generation of young leaders in the independent home improvement and paint industry.
NHPA would also like to recognize the program’s sponsors for their dedication to the future of the independent channel. Thanks go to Arrow Fastener, Epicor, Fluidmaster, Intertape Polymer Group (IPG), Midwest Fastener, MiTek and Pony Jorgensen.