Taylor “TJ” Comstock, owner of Northwest Hardware in Billings, Eureka, Havre and Roundup, was elected third vice chairman to the board of directors of the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) at the organization's annual meeting in Las Vegas, Nev. Growing up in his father's grocery and hardware store, Comstock started regularly working in the family business at age 12, moving through the ranks and earning the position of operations manager at age 19.
Comstock graduated with honors from the University of Montana in 2003 with a degree in finance and economics and returned to the store for just over a year. He spent a year working away from the store and then returned to hardware in 2006 when he purchased his Billings location. Comstock purchased his Eureka location in 2007, his Roundup store in 2008 and then the Havre store earlier this year.