Posted April 14, 2021

Evergreen recognizes Members and Suppliers of the Year

Colony Hardware and Milwaukee Tool take tier 1 honors.

The Evergreen Marketing Group has recognized five distributor members and five manufacturer partners as 2020 Member or Preferred Supplier of the Year. The awards were presented during the general session of Evergreen’s Conference held in Orlando, Florida March 23 – 25, 2021.

Earning distinction as 2020 Distributor Members of the Year were:

Earning distinction as 2020 Preferred Suppliers of the Year were:

The awards were created to recognize the top distributors and manufacturers based on multiple criteria. Distributors and manufacturers were first divided into tiers based on size. Within each tier, the distributors and manufacturers were then ranked based on a number of criteria including contribution to the group, growth, participation and member and supplier input.

The Board established a new award called the CEO Award of Excellence to recognize the demonstrated commitment of an Evergreen Member or Preferred Supplier in a number of areas including diversity, inclusion, sustainability, and an unwavering support of the group and the overall tool and fastener industry.

Our first recipient is Stanley Black & Decker (

To highlight just a few reasons why they earned this award:

  1. Stanley Black and Decker have been an ardent supporter of the Evergreen Marketing Group since joining the group in 1992. Since that time, seven of their senior executives have served on the Evergreen Supplier Advisory Council providing needed leadership for the organization. They have also set a high bar in terms of their support of Evergreen members in training & education, field- level support and participation in Planning for Profit.
  2. They received a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index.
  3. In 2021 they were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the third consecutive year and maintained their position on the North American Index for the 10th consecutive year.
  4. They have brought jobs back to the US through their initiative to re-shore product manufacturing. 50% of what they sell in the US is made in America.

Evergreen also recognized the group’s 2020-2021 chairman Terry Earle, Colony Hardware dba Fort Worth Bolt & Tool, with the Paul H. Connelly Leadership Award. The award is named after the group’s founder, the former owner of Construction Tool Service of Pittsburgh, PA.

The Evergreen Marketing Group is a member-owned cooperative founded in 1989 by six construction/industrial supply distributors. It currently consists of 55 distributors with more than 350 locations in the United States and Canada and has combined revenues of over $3 billion dollars. The group is focused on driving growth and profitability of its distributors and preferred suppliers through an on-going program of training & education, business development and partnering.

Evergreen maintains a state-of-the- art 11,000 square foot training center in Farmer’s Branch, Texas and offers the industry’s only professional certification program for distributor sales and operations people. Evergreen Members are the leading distributors of tools, fasteners, concrete accessories and other construction/industrial products.
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