December 26, 1991 |
More HomeClubs: The competition among home-improvement stores is as keen as ever, but that is not stopping HomeClub from expanding. The Fullerton-based chain of warehouse stores plans to open three new stores in Washington state next spring. The company is doing its own real estate development at the warehouse sites in Bellingham, Lacey and Silverdale.
December 6, 1991 |
Home Club Picks Ad Agency: Home Club Inc., the Fullerton-based home improvement chain, handed its $12-million broadcast ad business to the Los Angeles agency Larsen Colby. Losing the business after several years was Los Angeles-based Davis, Ball & Colombatto. For Larsen Colby, the win more than makes up for the $6-million Subaru Dealers Assn. ad business that it lost earlier this year. Home Club, which has 73 warehouse stores in 11 states, plans to open 14 more stores in 1992.
March 5, 1991 |
HomeClub, the largest chain of home centers based on the West Coast, said Monday that it is abandoning its longstanding membership pricing policy in a bid to lure more customers. While the company has always allowed anyone to shop at its stores, it has been known for a membership plan that provided a 5% discount. The program, however, led some consumers to mistakenly think that they could not shop at HomeClub without a membership. "Membership was an impediment," HomeClub President James F.
July 30, 1990 |
James F. Halpin talks above the scream of buzz saws and the pounding of nails at HomeClub Inc.'s corporate headquarters in Fullerton. It seems appropriate that the sounds of construction, rather than piped-in music, should ring through the halls of HomeClub's nerve center. For the chain is where many contractors and homeowners alike go to to find lumber and nails--as well as Christmas lights, garage doors and daffodils.
May 15, 1990 |
HomeClub Inc. officials confirmed Monday that John R. Chase has abruptly resigned as president of the discount home products retail chain. Chase, who started with HomeClub only nine months ago, cited "family considerations" as the reason for his resignation, according to an official at HomeClub's parent firm. His departure is the latest in a string of management turnovers at the company, which has had four presidents in five years.