We are now able to offer retailers one of the broadest private label lines in the marketplace.
ATCHISON, Kan., — Hardlines distributors Blish-Mize Co. of Atchison, Kan., and HouseHasson Hardware of Knoxville, Tenn., have acquired Hardware House Products Company to form Hardware House LLC.
Hardware House, initially launched in 1999, provides retailers with a diverse product offering and an alternative to brand-name products, offering better margins to the retailer.
Hardware House was purchased from HHH Acquisition Co., which recently bought the assets of the bankrupt Moore-Handley. Hardware House was a subsidiary of that company.
“Hardware House now has the stability and strength to move forward because of this acquisition,” said John H. Mize, president and CEO of Blish-Mize Co. “We are now able to offer retailers one of the broadest private label lines in the marketplace.”
“This partnership strengthens the support to our retail and wholesale partners by increasing fill rates and on-time deliveries of quality products,” says Don Hasson, president and CEO House-Hasson.
Jonathan Mize, EVP and COO of Blish-Mize Co. has been appointed president and CO0 of Hardware House LLC. He has experience with the product line, as Blish-Mize Co. is a master distributor as is House-Hasson.
Frank Barnes, who has been National Sales Manager for Hardware House, will remain with the new company in that capacity.
“This partnership strengthens the support to our retail and wholesale partners by increasing fill rates and on-time deliveries of quality products,” says Don Hasson, HouseHasson president and CEO. “It also allows us to offer retailers one of the broadest private-label lines in the industry.”
The Hardware House product assortment includes builder’s hardware, cabinet hardware, lighting, ceiling fans, bath hardware, plumbing, hand tools, power tool accessories, locks, paint tools and vinyl flooring among other offerings.