The Future Shines Bright

Young Retailer of the Year honorees were recognized at a reception as part of the 2023 NHPA Independents Conference.

The Young Retailer of the Year awards highlight the next generation of aspiring independent home improvement and paint retailers and recognize individual achievement in the industry by retailers 35 years of age or younger throughout the U.S., its territories and Canada. Selected from different retail categories, honorees are chosen based on wide-ranging criteria such as career accomplishments, community involvement, ongoing education within the industry and extracurricular activities.

Sponsors of the 2023 Young Retailer of the Year program include American Hardware and Lumber Insurance (AHLI), Arrow Fastener, Intertape Polymer Group (IPG), Midwest Fastener, Pony Jorgensen, PPG, STIHL and The Wooster Brush Company.

“Being chosen as a Young Retailer of the Year is a high honor. Each year, manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers in the industry join us in celebrating the honorees’ contributions to their communities and the industry,” says Scott Wright, executive director of advanced retail education programs for NHPA.

See highlights from the reception below.

2023 NHPA Young Retailer of the Year Honorees

  • Ryan Clouse
  • Austin Diehl
  • Scott Fines
  • Michael Gleason Jr.
  • Travis Hellvig
  • Matt Lambert
  • John Luhring
  • Dalton Meny
  • Katie Prus
  • Jessica Talerico
  • Zane Watkins