NHPA’s Taking Care of Business

Gina Schaefer Discusses “Recovery Hardware” and Community - Episode 69

August 15, 2022

In this episode of Taking Care of Business, Dan and Renee have a conversation with Gina Schaefer, founder and CEO of A Few Cool Hardware Stores, a chain of 12 hardware stores in the mid-Atlantic. Gina talks about her memoir, "Recovery Hardware: A Nuts and Bolts Story About Building a Business, Restoring a Community, and Renovating Lives,” her experiences hiring employees who are in recovery from addiction and the rewarding experience of giving second chances. Learn more about the writing experience, her inspiration for the book and how retailers can apply her hiring practices in their own operations. To pre-order the book, which will be available on Sept. 1, visit recoveryhardware.com.


Music Credits:

"Let That Sink In" by Lee Rosevere

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