November 29, 2021
Committed to investing today for the future, The Hardware Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Lincoln Ritchie as its General Manager of Operations. An industry veteran, Ritchie brings a wealth of expertise and experience to the team having worked in the retail and the construction sectors for over thirty years.
On joining The Hardware Center, Ritchie explained, “I’m excited about the opportunity to work with a diverse and energetic team of professionals who are already making such a positive impact in the industry and community.”
In addition to overseeing the day-to-day operations of The Hardware Center, Ritchie is working to enhance product offerings and customer experience while developing the team. “We are growing and developing at The Hardware Center, expanding our product lines and service offerings; we would like to invite our clients to come along for the journey. Let’s build together.”
The Hardware Center was established in 2020 in Grand Bahama and is a subsidiary of FowlCo Ltd. They currently operate two locations, after opening in their Abaco location in February 2021.
President and CEO of FowlCo Ltd., Glennett Fowler, explained, “The idea for The Hardware Center was born out of the devastation of Hurricane Matthew and came to fruition after Dorian as we sought to support the rebuilding of our communities by providing construction supplies at a competitive price.”
“We remain committed to our original mission and stand alongside Bahamians as we rebuild, strong and better for the future. We believe that the strength of our team is vital to our ability to meet the current and future needs of our customers and to this end, we are committed to building a robust team of industry professionals,” explained Mrs. Fowler.
Looking toward the future, Ritchie noted, “I am most looking forward to seeing The Hardware Center continue to support the rebuilding of the community; My vision is to see the brand grow and expand throughout The Bahamas and become the number one building solutions provider in the country.”
Fowler confirmed, “We are excited to welcome Lincoln Ritchie to The Hardware Center. We are confident that his strong leadership and experiences will add significant value to our organization. We are committed to positively impacting the economy and the communities we serve.”