There’s a bright golden haze on the meadow in Oklahoma, where service and new ideas have helped sustain business at Ross True Value for more than 100 years. In Oregon, “Work hard. Play hard. Jo hard,” is the slogan of Joseph Hardware. And Utah’s CJ Do it Center does it all — LBM, paint, plumbing and more.

These three retailers are all part of the 2017 class of Stihl Hardware All Stars. Since 2011, HBSDealer has reached out to suppliers, distributors, manufacturers, vendors, retailers and homeowners in search of such high-performing operators. We found one in each of the 50 states. Here’s the skinny on the aforementioned trio:

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