SANTA ROSA – Friedman's Home Improvement was recognized by Hardware Retailing magazine, along with the North American Retail Hardware Association and the National Hardware Show, as one of the industry's "Top Guns." This award goes to independent retailers whose ideas, operations and retail concepts are helping to change the face of the independent hardware retailing market. One of only four retailers to be honored, Friedman's was featured on the front cover of the magazine's May issue.