With the management team of Gordon Hunt & Read Clarke in place, 1983 brought the establishment of Heidleburg, Inc. Clarke’s Hardware was acquired from Arthur Clarke in addition to the purchase of store #4 — Bradley’s Hardware in Wolfeboro, NH. Both stores were expanded and their retail formats were updated to reflect the national trends in the industry. The additional sales space and merchandise expansion brought great growth and excitement to the business. Both locations put more emphasis on increasing product offerings with a focus on staff knowledge. Core departments of paint, plumbing, hardware, electrical and lawn & garden supplies were expanded. Even in the current time of recession, the entrepreneurial momentum continued with increased staff to meet the growth of business demands.