After a 33 year career with American Greetings Corporation, Paul came to work for Imperial Home Center in 2011 as the General Manager succeeding his father Bill Hodge who founded the company. Paul is 40-year resident of Westlake and is a Bay Village High School alumni. Paul attended Cuyahoga Community College, Kent State, and Ohio State furthering his education in landscape design, horticulture, business, and accounting.
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"And this is why, when we see a fine piece of cabinet making, we should look closely, and think about what it means, and remember that it is not just pieces of wood put neatly together, but a measurable part of an honest craftsman’s life."
David joined his father Bill Hodge at Imperial Home Center in 1982. David is the Vice President and Installation Manager with over 30 years of experience in the kitchen and bath business. David maintains State of Ohio Electrical and Plumbing licenses for Imperial. David is a 30-year resident of North Olmsted and Bay Village High School alumni. David is the consummate professional tradesman and a keystone of the operations; talented, innovative, and deeply experienced.
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Bill Hodge began designing and remodeling kitchens and baths in the Greater Cleveland area in 1957. As early as 1975 Bill still worked out of a small carpentry shop, handling the sales and design side of the business while performing the carpentry and product installations himself. In 1980 Bill and his wife opened a small showroom in Lakewood and named it Imperial. In 1982 Imperial moved to its present location on Madison Avenue and expanded the product breadth to a total of five cabinet lines, plumbing products, custom built countertops, and appliances. In the years following, Bill invited sons and grandsons to join him, making Imperial a family business. The watchwords of the business and the manner in which he treated his employees, contractors, suppliers, and especially his clients were to always use "honesty, decency, fair-dealing, and common sense."
Bill, a devout Christian, formed a prison ministry, unselfishly giving thousands of hours over his lifetime witnessing to the less fortunate incarcerated in the County Jail and Juvenile Detention Center. Countless lives of the young men and women whom Bill witnessed to and prayed with were forever changed because of his great works with "Free Indeed Ministries." Bill continued managing Imperial Home Center and doing his prison ministry up to the very end of his life.
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