March 10, 2014
There are nearly 2,700 Fastenal stores around the world, but none of them are as clean, organized, and well-merchandised as the Fastenal store in Monticello, Ark. That’s the finding of the team of judges who recently named Fastenal Monticello the winner of the company’s 10th annual BK Best Looking Store contest.
Stores were judged on the appearance of the storefront and counter area, the overall cleanliness and organization of the store, and the creativity of the central merchandising display. The panel of judges included Fastenal CEO Will Oberton, President Lee Hein, and founder Bob Kierlin, for whom the BK contest is named.
As the grand prize winner, the store received $5,500 (to be used for marketing and advertising) along with 50 blue Fastenal T-shirts to share with customers and a plaque commemorating the win.