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Sunshine Ace Hardware
Recognizing Achievement
Sunshine Ace places a high value on recognizing its employees for exemplary work.
"I feel good because our retention is definitely high for
the industry," Wynn says. "We've got a number of associates
that have been with us 10 to 20 years as well as several 30
plus years. If you have the right culture, people are going to
want to stay with you."
One way that the Sunshine Ace recognizes its employees
is through a "values in action" message board. Employees are
encouraged to use the board to recognize each other.
"It allows us to capture all sorts of great customer services
stories and to recognize our associates," Wynn says.
Sunshine Ace also honors two employees with annual
awards. The Don Q. Wynn Core Value Award is presented to an employee who best exemplifies all of the company's core values. The Anne Wynn Care for Your Neighbor
Award is given to an employee who embodies philanthropy.
"We have found that corporate culture is the key deciding
factor in attracting experienced talent from the large national chain competitors," Wynn says. "Too often, the national
chains become so enamored with their success that they forget about their people."

Sunshine Ace has been a staple in Florida since being
founded by Michael Wynn's grandfather Don Wynn in
1958. The elder Wynn wanted to bring urban conveniences
to Naples, Fla., which in the 1950s was a small town. He
converted an existing Western Auto Parts store he owned
into a hardware store, giving birth to Sunshine Hardware.
Today, the hardware chain stocks at least 40,000 unique
products at each store, with some larger locations stocking
more than 60,000 items.
The company offers a large selection of hardware, plumbing and electrical items, paint, lawn and garden products,
outdoor
power
equipment and
Midwest Fastener
a variety of hand
and power tools. Midwest Fastener is a global, full-line,
Additionally, if full-service fastener company partnering with
Sunshine
Ace retailers like Sunshine Ace Hardware. We
work with retailers to develop fastener destiHardware doesn't nations and aid them in capturing consumer
have a product and contractor business. Our award-winning,
in stock, it will high-volume, customer-friendly merchanspecial order the dising systems make Midwest the industry
item at a custom- leader. We're proud to partner with a premier
retailer like Sunshine Ace.
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