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Introducing NHPA

North American Hardware and Paint Association


The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is officially broadening the reach of its membership to include independent paint and decorating store operators and will be changing the association’s name to reflect this evolution.

Effective immediately, NRHA will be known as the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) and will represent the interests of all independently operated hardware stores, home centers, lumberyards and paint and decorating outlets throughout North America.

About the Association

Our Members: 45,000 independent hardware store, home center, lumberyard and paint and decorating retailers across the U.S. and Canada

Our Mission: To help independent home improvement and paint and decorating retailers, regardless of affiliations, become better and more profitable retailers.

Our Focus: This not-for-profit organization serves the independent channel by providing retailers with educational resources, including Hardware Retailing and Paint & Decorating Retailer magazines, online employee training and college-level leadership and management programs. Retailers can also benefit from building connections and sharing best practices with other business owners at one of NHPA’s several annual roundtables, conferences and recognition programs. NHPA works with channel partners, including wholesalers and manufacturers, to provide a collective voice for independent retailers across the U.S. and Canada.

Additional Resources

As we continue working on building more integrated solutions, we will continue to maintain the websites below to help you stay informed.


The home improvement industry’s leading trade publication, Hardware Retailing, offers a monthly print and digital magazine, weekly podcasts, weekly newsletters and more.

Don’t miss the latest news and insights in the home improvement industry, new products and category trends and more.

NRHA’s website will continue to be the home for information regarding membership, online training and association updates for home improvement retailers.

Check out the newest online training programs, live and virtual events, research and other resources and services.


PDRA’s website will continue to house the most recent issue of Paint & Decorating Retailer magazine and other paint industry news and updates.

Find out what opportunities you now have as members of NHPA, from training programs, live and virtual events, research and other resources and services.

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