ACE Hardware, one of the brands under the Coreas Hazells Inc. umbrella, on Wednesday, opened its third location in Pembroke, along the main Leeward Highway.
The new store ACE 3 Xpress is the company’s first retail outlet to open on the leeward side of St. Vincent.
The store will carry general hardware supplies including full paint mixing services as well as household and auto supplies.
The store will be managed by Raphael Barbour who last week was one of the company’s employees celebrating 10 Years of Service at the Coreas Hazells Long Service Awards.
Barbour is known to many in the building community as a Project Manager on the company’s Home Solutions Team and brings with him a wealth of knowledge in the area of hardware and construction, the company said in a press release.
“It has been an honour to have been given the opportunity to lead the team who will operate at our new retail location,” Barbour said.
He added: “Along with Mrs. Shanet Brewster, our second in command, and all members of staff we look forward to serving all of our customers in our new community. Thank you to our entire management team for entrusting us with this responsibility and to all of our Coreas Hazells colleagues for their support, special thanks to our Purchasing and Inventory Team and especially our IT team without whom none of this would be possible.”
Joel Providence, managing director of Coreas Hazells Inc., said:
“Coreas Hazells prides itself in providing quality products and services and most importantly first-class customer service. We have recently opened a new office in Bequia in order to better serve the needs of our customers on that island and our new store in Pembroke is part of our vision to continue to be the nationwide leader in the Building Supplies industry. We look forward to serving the residents along the Leeward side of the island and we will continue to find new ways to improve our products and services in the future.”
Raphael Barbour is a very nice, honest and decent young man. I have known him since he first started with Coreas, and have watched him blossom in each department he has worked through.
Not everything in his personal life has been rosy but he is a fighter and deserves every success in his career.
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