I am looking for a full time position in retail with a preference for retail hardware. I have 34+ years experience in retail hardware with special emphasis on plumbing, electrical, tools and power tools. I am knowledgeable in most other departments in hardware retailing.
Lake Bluff Hardware. Co.
I learned about the hardware business and assisted the owner to operate the store. I learned how to handle many kinds of problems and how to promote sales.
Owner - Manager
Lake Bluff Hardware, Inc.
I was owner and operator of this small retail hardware. This included all aspects of running a small business. Purchasing, merchandising, sales, hiring, training, customer service, and a shipping business.
Mar 1992 - Present
Asst. Store Manager
Leader True Value Hardware
Assistant Store Manager - Plumbing, Electrical, Tools, Power Tools, Fasteners were my primary departments.
Assisted owners with market orders, inventory control, purchasing, employee training, and customer service.
I was a key holder opening and closing the store several days a week. Assisted with computer set up and updating as required. Reorganized the plumbing and electrical departments. I set up sale promotions and signage. Assisted in all other departments as needed.