Gordon Winters is the Owner of Winters Hardware, which owns and operates locally owned Ace Hardware stores in St. Albans, Milton, Jericho, Burlington and Swanton, Vermont and Champlain, New York. Three of the stores are located in historic village centers and downtowns, where brownfields and underutilized sites were redeveloped for retail use. Through these projects, Gordon became interested in historic preservation and adaptive reuse. Until 2018 Mr. Winters was also the 3rd generation owner of Swanton Lumber Company. He graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in Business Administration.
Gordon has served on several boards including the Vermont State College Board of Trustees, the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors, the Franklin County Regional Chamber of Commerce and the John LeClair and Timmy’s Kids Foundations. He currently serves on the board of the Peoples Trust Company and is a member of Swanton’s Marble Mill Park steering committee, which is working to revitalize Swanton’s historic riverfront park.
Gordon is an avid golfer and Boston Celtics fan. He resides in Swanton with his wife, Debbie, their two children, and their rescue dog, Thelma.