Dear Valued Customer:
We’ve got big news to share with you! As of yesterday (April 1), H.L. Flake Security Hardware has joined forces with Banner Solutions, the largest national wholesale distributor of door and security hardware! Banner Solutions boasts the industry’s largest one-day shipping footprint and an extensive inventory of commercial and residential door hardware and electronic access control products. You will soon have access to a broader and deeper offering of products, available with a fantastic service proposition — the same team of people you’ve come to rely on, now supported by the best distribution network in the industry and a larger team of door hardware and security experts.
You may or may not know the Banner Solutions name but they’ve quickly become a force in the door hardware wholesale channel since their launch in 2018. With the combined resources of legacy wholesalers Midwest Wholesale Hardware, Akron Hardware, Berg Wholesale, Strauss Lock Distributors, Hardware Suppliers Inc. Specialized Builders Hardware, Builders’ Hardware & Supply and, now, H.L. Flake, we’re part of a team that’s rethinking what it means to be a hardware wholesaler.
From our beginnings as a bicycle retailer to today, H.L. Flake has now spent 109 years focused on our customers. By becoming part of Banner Solutions, we have the opportunity to expand our product offering and distribution network to serve security professionals better than ever. We’re proud to join a company that has that same commitment to taking care of its customers.
You won’t see significant change right away, as we’ll be integrating ourselves with Banner Solutions throughout the remainder of 2021. We promise to clearly communicate what’s happening so this transition is as seamless as possible for you, our customer. When the transition is complete, we expect you’ll love the deeper, broader product offering, backed by the expertise that you’ve come to rely on, now delivered through the industry’s best network.
If you’re not already familiar with Banner Solutions, I encourage you to check out bannersolutions.com to learn more about the organization and please contact your regular H.L. Flake representative with any questions or concerns.
Thank you for your business and trust in us as a partner,
Mark D. Knight, CEO