Store award comes home to Waroona

Nicolette BarbasHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Home Hardware Waroona sales assistant Chris Waide and store owner Mark Hiller are thrilled to be named the Home Store of the Year.
Camera IconHome Hardware Waroona sales assistant Chris Waide and store owner Mark Hiller are thrilled to be named the Home Store of the Year. Credit: Nicolette Barbas

Waroona Home Timber and Hardware store owner Mark Hiller is a great example of how good things come to those who wait.

Having owned and operated the store since 2002, Mr Hiller was awarded the Home Store of the Year across WA at an awards dinner on Wednesday, October 9.

Coming from a retail background, this was the first award Mr Hiller has received in the industry,

“I was working for Elders in Bunbury and then this business opportunity came up and my wife and I thought why not,” Mr Hiller said.

“We never thought we could achieve something like this, we’re absolutely thrilled.”

Waroona was one of four finalists nominated for the award that fell into the store of the year under one thousand square metres category.

“There were around 20 stores from around WA in that category and we were amongst the top four,” Mr Hiller said.

“The awards are based on a variety of factors including store standards and sales, and they give us a bit of recognition for what we have been doing, which I think is great.”

Mr Hiller’s store is now a finalist for the Home Store of the Year nationally, with the winner to be announced in the Gold Coast in February, 2020.

“Without our customer base and helpful team of staff, this wouldn’t have been possible to achieve,” he said.

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