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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.

Work experience

store manager

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 1992Present

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.


Sep 1963Jun 1968

BS Aircraft Maintenance Engineering

Northrop Institute of Technology