2010 ORION Awards
The Building Supply Industry Associations Annual Orion Awards recognize the best retailers in the building supply industry. All member stores are evaluated by an independent mystery shopper. These mystery shopper evaluations form the basis for ranking the stores. Each year the top 15 stores in 5 different categories are recognized.
2010 marked the eighth year for the Orion Store of the Year Awards. The Orion Award is a prestigious award that is proudly displayed by current and past recipients as a means of indicating their commitment at being the best in their industry.
The recognized companies that have reached this level should be congratulated for their commitment to excellence. They have worked hard at being what their customer wants. Their staff have worked hard at making their store a friendly environment, a pleasant place to shop, a store where customers feel valued when they leave the store. They should celebrate their accomplishments.
Orion Award Recipients - 2010
Winner – Home Hardware Building Centre, Revelstoke
Runner Up – Home Hardware Building Centre, Duncan, BC
Trans Canada Lumber Inc., Kelowna, BC
Winner - Windsor Plywood, Coquitlam, BC
Runner Up - Windsor Plywood, Sunco Plywood Sales Inc., Port McNeill, BC
Windsor Plywood, Discovery Holdings Ltd., Salt Spring Island, BC
Hardware + Retail Building Supply
Winner - Black Creek Farm & Feed Supply Ltd., Black Creek, BC
Runner Up - Ladner Village Hardware, Ladner, BC
Lake Cowichan Home Centre, Lake Cowichan BC
Winner - RONA Home Centre #124, Surrey, BC
Runner Up - Pioneer Home Hardware Building Centre, Campbell River, BC
Cobble Hill RONA, Cobble Hill, BC
Winner - Sunbury Cedar, Delta, BC
Runner Up - Winroc, Surrey, BC
Finishing Store Floors, Mouldings & Mantels Ltd., Victoria, BC
Supplier ORION Awards
Supplier Company of Year
Winner - IRLY Distributors Ltd.
Runner Up - Westform Metals Inc
Taiga Building Products- AFA Forest Products Inc.
Outside Salesperson of Year
Winner - Terry Franson, Ply-Gem
Runner up - Garry Roth, Coast Distributors Ltd.
Rick Forbes, Exchange-A-Blade (See Saw Marketing)
Inside Salesperson of Year
Winners - John Schaefer, IRLY Distributors Ltd.
and Sheree Murphy, IRLY Distributors Ltd.
Runner up - Brad Olsen, IRLY Distributors Ltd.
Richard Tan, IRLY Distributors Ltd.