Northwest NEWS

November 26, 2001


McLendon's honored for excellence in the marketplace

McLendon Hardware, Inc. was selected as October's Business of the Month as part of the Better Business Bureau/U.S. Bank Business of the Year Awards program. This program honors outstanding businesses in Western Washington for excellence in customer service, community involvement and innovative business practices.
   McLendon's, a family-owned and operated company, has been serving the Puget Sound region since 1926, offering consumers a wide variety of hardware, gardening, plumbing, electrical, lighting, housewares, automotive, paint, building supplies, lumber and home decorating items.
   Over the past 75 years, the company has grown to six locations and approximately 400 employees, yet still manages to provide "small town service quality."
   McLendon Hardware's mission is to provide legendary customer service. The company's attention to detail and the specific needs of its customers is never overlooked.
   "We pride ourselves in providing our customers with exemplary service and an unbeatable selection of over 155,000 different items backed by a knowledgeable staff.
   "That's why we say: McLendon Hardware is where People make the difference," said McLendon Hardware president, Gail McLendon-Baer.
   McLendon Hardware continues to support local community organizations including the Seattle Children's Hospital, Mary Bridge Hospital, local scouts, church and school auctions, among others.
   The company is a long-standing member of the Renton Chamber of Commerce and other downtown business associations.
   In addition, McLendon Hardware owners belong to a number of service organizations including Lions, Rotary, Kiwanis and Soroptomists.
   To nominate a business for the Business of the Month and the BBB/U.S. Bank Business of the Year Awards, pick up a nomination form at local U.S. Bank locations or nominate your choice on-line at