Akard True Value named best hardware store by True Value Co.


Akard True Value, 25 Boone Village, recently was named Best Hardware Store in Town by True Value Co.

True Value Co. recently honored Akard True Value co-owner and Vice President Leigh Ann Akard at an awards ceremony in Dallas. The retailer was selected from more than 4,500 stores.

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Leigh Ann Akard speaks after Akard True Value was named Best Hardware Store in Town. (Submitted photo)

“I have a great sense of pride and honor in our history as an independent True Value hardware store owner in my hometown,” Akard stated. “Our store has been a local fixture in the community for more than 65 years and we truly appreciate the opportunity to continue to serve our customers every day. If we can inspire, inform and equip our customers with the right products, have a little fun, bring a smile or better yet, make someone laugh along the way —  then it’s been a good day in the hardware business.”

The store’s displays and gifts are inspired by Cracker Barrel. Akard True Value also is known for supporting the military, first responders and the Helping All With Kindness Foundation, of which Akard is a co-founder.

“Our vision is to help every independent retailer be the best hardware store in town and the 13 honorees have certainly achieved that by providing their customers the best service and shopping experiences possible,” stated John Hartmann, president and CEO of True Value Co. “They are building relationships that go beyond just selling products — they are partners and supporters of their communities. Congratulations to all of the winners for their commitment to excellence.”

Other Best Hardware Store in Town winners include Caldwell True Value in Caldwell, Idaho; Cornell’s True Value in Eastchester, N.Y.; Dr. Ike’s True Value Home Center in Laredo, Texas; Fruita True Value in Fruita, Colo.; K&B True Value in Annapolis, Md.; Marv’s True Value in Princetown, Minn.; Moore’s True Value Hardware in Loxahatchee, Fla.; Palm Springs True Value Hardware in Palm Springs, Calif.; Soli Home Center True Value in Fajardo, Puerto Rico; Triangle Building Supplies in Bellefonte, Pa.; True Value Hardware Missouri Flat Road in Placerville, Calif. and Waters True Value in Wamego, Kan.