STANLEY® Kicks-Off Its 2015 Build Your America Contest Honoring 5 Hometown Heroes

Press release   •   Jul 21, 2015 09:23 EDT

New Britain, CT. (July 2015) — In July, STANLEY® will kick-off its 2015 Build Your 

America Contest awarding up to $10,000 to five winning hometown heroes for home improvement or repair projects completed by the House of Heroes. For the 2nd year in a row, STANLEY®, continues its involvement in the community and upholds its commitment to make tools that build America.

The Build Your America Contest affords STANLEY® the opportunity to give back while promoting the increasing number of hand tools made in the USA using global materials. In addition, everyday men and women are provided the chance to nominate a deserving U.S. military service person, civil safety servant*, their spouse, widow or widower who has made an impact on the community in which they live. (*law enforcement, fire and rescue, and/or emergency medical services (EMS))

STANLEY®’s partnership with House of Heroes complements STANLEY®’s core values and further demonstrates the company’s dedication to community service and generously making a difference. House of Heroes, a non-profit organization, assists active and retired military and public service veterans faced with physical and/or financial hardships by providing minor repairs and home improvements through volunteer work. The cultivating relationship with House of Heroes signifies STANLEY®’s continuous efforts to strive for excellence while promoting products built in the U.S.A. using materials from around the globe.

To enter the contest, entrants are asked to explain, in 500 words or less, why and how a hometown hero in their community deserves to be nominated. Five hometown heroes will be selected and awarded up to $10,000 each for the home repair or improvement project entered in the contest. The contest entry period runs from July 1, 2015 to December 1, 2015 and the winning projects will be completed in 2016 by the House of Heroes.

The STANLEY® website and social media will include more contest details and interactive sections of contest-related materials. For more information on this contest including the Official Rules, please visit

STANLEY BUILD YOUR AMERICA CONTEST - 2015: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Must be age 18 or older and legal resident of 1 of 50 states of USA or DC to enter. Entry period is 7/1/15–12/1/15. For Official Rules and to enter go to Employees and directors of Stanley Tools, Retail Sports Marketing, Inc., affiliates, any House of Heroes national or local chapter, each of their immediate family members and people living in same household (related or not) are not eligible to enter. Contest is sponsored by STANLEY TOOLS, New Britain, CT. Subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

STANLEY®, a brand of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. is a diversified manufacturer of innovative tools and engineered solutions for professional, industrial, woodworking, construction, automotive repair, organizational, and do-it-yourself- use. Since 1843 Stanley has consistently provided solutions that make life easier with reliable hand tools. Headquartered in New Britain, CT, STANLEY® is committed to manufacturing tools in the USA with global materials. Annually, Stanley® produces a large variety of hand tools including tape rules, knives, blades, hand saws, screwdrivers, plastic storage, and accessories in multiple manufacturing locations in North America. STANLEY® can be found internationally wherever tools are sold and has helped build America with a breadth of quality hand tools people can trust for over 170 years. For more information visit or follow STANLEY® on Facebook and Twitter.