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Eli Bliffert of Bliffert Lumber & Hardware Named Hardware Industry’s “Top Gun”

Bliffert was chosen as an outstanding independent home improvement retail leader.

By - May 3rd, 2016 07:29 am
Eli Bliffert. Photo courtesy of Bliffert Lumber and Hardware.

Eli Bliffert. Photo courtesy of Bliffert Lumber and Hardware.

MILWAUKEE – May 3, 2016 – The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA), Hardware Retailing magazine and the National Hardware Show® have named Eli Bliffert of Bliffert Lumber & Hardware as one of this year’s Industry Top Guns. One of four men to receive the national Top Gun honor, Bliffert was chosen as an outstanding independent home improvement retail leader.

The Bliffert family has contributed business leaders to Milwaukee since the late 1800s. Still one of the area’s most successful family-owned businesses, Bliffert Lumber & Hardware continues to grow and thrive. Eli Bliffert became part owner in 2004, and his vision has helped the business grow to eight locations, streamline operations and find new ways to connect with the community.

Since 2007, NRHA, Hardware Retailing and the National Hardware Show have recognized 39 independent home improvement retail leaders as the best of the best by inducting them into the ranks of The Industry’s Top Guns.

The award is considered the highest honor an independent home improvement retailer can receive from the industry. Top Guns are selected based on the success of their retail operations, their contributions to the industry beyond their own businesses and their commitment to innovation at retail.

About Bliffert Lumber and Hardware

Bliffert Lumber and Hardware has been serving contractors and homeowners in southeastern Wisconsin for over 100 years. Since our incorporation in 1904, we have helped the community grow by supplying building materials to hospitals, stadiums, and new homes, as well as a variety of other projects. Now in our 5th generation of Bliffert family ownership, we are proud to be family-owned and operated and make sure that the personal service shows at each of our eight locations.

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2 thoughts on “Eli Bliffert of Bliffert Lumber & Hardware Named Hardware Industry’s “Top Gun””

  1. Tony Berger says:

    I can’t even begin to say how happy I am that we have Bliffert in our Riverwest neighborhood. I can likely count on one hand how many times I’ve had to go to Home Depot since they opened the new building!

    They have just about everything you need and, if not, will order it promptly. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable on their product always great with my daughter and even let me bring the dog in! Service like no other.

    Oh, and should you happen to be at Octoberfest in Glendale Eli might even pour you a beer or two.

    Thanks for being a great part of Riverwest!

  2. Edith Wagner says:

    Totally agree with Tony Berger. Service is great and they give dogs treats!

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