Dawson's True Value Hardware
Topsfield: (978) 887-2343

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Meet Your Managers:


left to right:
Brian Donovan, Assistant Manager
Michelle Thissell, Assistant Manager
Mark Johnson, General Manager 
  • Assistant Manager Brian Donovan brings a breadth of experience to Dawson's Hardware, including having run his own painting business. If Brian has ever helped you at the store, you know he will go above and beyond the typical level of customer service. Many a contractor carries his cell number in their back pocket, knowing that Brian's support and hard work keeps Dawson's what it is today. Brian can be found enjoying the lakes of Maine with his family which includes his wife, Erika, and their two boys, Brian and Jack.
  • Employees are creatively engaged and supported by Assistant Manager Michelle Thissell. Michelle knows a thing or two about positive customer service and employee relations having grown up under the auspices of her grandfather, founder Bob Dawson. When you work for Michelle, you realize you work for the best. When she's not leading the team or solving customers' challenges with her experienced hardware knowledge, Michelle can be found relaxing on the Cape or spending time with her husband Donnie and two boys, Jacob and Joshua.

  • General Manager Mark Johnson can be found at the Beverly location supporting sales associates, fulfilling customer inquiries, and seeing that Dawson's Hardware is always top notch for serving the North Shore community both within the store walls, as well as throughout the community with charitable donations, fundraising events, and local causes. Bringing humor and a strong sense of ownership to his position, Mark's door is always open for employees and customers alike. Mark and his wife, Linda, enjoy cycling the North Shore and vacationing in Martha's Vineyard with their oft-traveling children Sarah, Andrew, and Kate.