About NHPA

The North American Hardware and Paint Association's mission is to help independent home improvement, paint and decorating retailers, regardless of affiliations, become better and more profitable retailers.



NHPA proudly serves all independent home improvement retailers in the U.S. and Canada.


Annual Events

NHPA hosts several retailer-focused events covering a wide range of topics and issues each year.


Training Modules

NHPA’s online training courses cover product knowledge, merchandising, selling skills and more.


Years of Service

NHPA has been serving the independent home improvement industry since 1900.

Are you a member of NHPA?

All independent home improvement retailers in North America are automatically members of the association. This means every industry retailer has access to numerous free resources, events and training tools. For retailers looking for additional training options, NHPA also offers a Premier Membership for a low annual fee.

What is NHPA?

Discover more about the North American Hardware and Paint Association


Sharing best practices so we all succeed.

NHPA provides resources, online courses and college-level programs for retailers to educate themselves and their employees.


We're more powerful with one voice.

NHPA advocates on behalf of all independent retailers by representing them in the distribution and manufacturing communities.


Supporting each other when we come together.

NHPA hosts many events where retailers can come together to discuss challenges, create solutions, share ideas and discuss best practices.

Business Services

Creating solutions for your biggest headaches

NHPA partners with several organizations to help you save time and money with services like health insurance and payment processing.

Stay Plugged In

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