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PAL (Progressive Ace Leaders) across the U.S. are leading their stores, towns and Ace Hardware into the future. This Podcast are their stories.

PAL POD Blake Burgess

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PAL (Progressive Ace Leaders) across the U.S. are leading their stores, towns and Ace Hardware into the future. This Podcast are their stories.

    Haley and Matt Dowdell of Livingston, Butte and Anaconda Ace Hardware

    Haley and Matt Dowdell of Livingston, Butte and Anaconda Ace Hardware

    Ryan had the privilege of interviewing Matt and Haley Dowdell from Montana. We talked about their stores and how people is an emphasis in their business.


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    • 57 min
    Michael and David Cripe of Whitmore Ace Hardware

    Michael and David Cripe of Whitmore Ace Hardware

    You have heard us talk about the Cripe brothers several times.  We were finally able to get them on the show.  Great interview about how they are 5th generation owners and some of things they are doing to help serve their communities.  


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    • 47 min
    Matt Meyer of Meyer Ace Hardware

    Matt Meyer of Meyer Ace Hardware

    In this episode Matt Meyer talks about his four stores in Petoskey, Harbor  Spring and Gaylord Michigan.   Ryan and Matt discuss Matt's leadership style by taking the trash out and love for the mitten state.  


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    • 55 min
    Patrick Lavery of -O'fallon & West Belleville Ace Hardware

    Patrick Lavery of -O'fallon & West Belleville Ace Hardware

    Patrick talks to us about how he isn't shy about having good margins, his commute from Ann Arbor to St. Louis and his up bringing in his father's hardware store.  


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    • 45 min
    Preston Bullock of Jay's and Summit Ace Hardware

    Preston Bullock of Jay's and Summit Ace Hardware

    Preston Bullock of Jay's and Summit Ace hardware talks about running his stores from across the country and his how he turned his stores around from the brink of disaster.  


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    • 47 min
    Dana and Ben Banyasz of Snead's Ace Home Center

    Dana and Ben Banyasz of Snead's Ace Home Center

    In this episode we talk to Dana and Ben Banyasz of Snead's Ace Home Center.   We cover a lot in this episode  including their leadership philosophy, how they think to win against amazon and we discuss Ben's beautiful mullet.   


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    • 49 min

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