Qualheim's Shines at the Hardware Connection's Beacon Awards

March 22, 2018
Kudos to Qualheim’s True Value of Shawano, Wisconsin, for winning a 2017 Retail Beacon Award from The Hardware Connection magazine. The store was one of six independent hardware/home improvement retailers recognized as the “best of the best” at the digital publication’s 29th annual Hardware Conference.

True Value’s Best Hardware Store in Town Overall Winner for 2016, this family business began in 1979 and expanded two decades later to its current 50,000 sq. ft. building, which features a 35,000 sq. ft. sales floor and farm, clothing, sporting goods, pet, outdoor power equipment and rental departments.

This year’s winners “all share similar characteristics of operating well-merchandised stores with unique niches and strong community involvement,” explains Chris Jensen, editor/principal of The Hardware Connection. Owner Willis Qualheim also attributes his store’s success to loyal team members, some of whom have been with the store for over 30 years.

Congratulations to the Qualheim’s team!