Jeff Lowe is the founder and former CEO of Hardware Resources. Formed in 1990 in Bossier City, LA, HR began as a manufacturer of metal furniture hardware. During his 20 years as CEO Jeff led the company to become a full line cabinet supply firm with 5 distribution locations in the United States and a joint venture factory in China. In 2004 controlling interest of Hardware Resources was acquired by The Riverside Company with Jeff remaining as CEO and a minority shareholder. He remained with the company until the acquisition of HR by The Harbour Group in late 2010.
Jeff was also the founder and CEO of Designer’s Hardware Corp., an importer, packager and distributor of cabinet hardware geared towards retailers. Designer’s Hardware was formed in 1985 and sold to the Amerock Division of Newell Industries in 1989.
Jeff has over 32 years of hardware, cabinet and building product experience serving a national market. He also has over 30 years of Asian sourcing experience with over 20 years in China. Jeff speaks some Mandarin Chinese and has extensive knowledge of Chinese culture and business practice with many business contacts in Guangdong and other provinces.