Nation's Best
August 6, 2020

Do it Best partners with Nation’s Best to drive growth

Fort Wayne, IN – Do it Best Corp. announces a joint venture with Nation’s Best Holdings, a growing family of 10 locally-branded home improvement stores operated across three states by Do it Best Member-owner Chris Miller.

“In the highly competitive home improvement business environment, growth is an absolute imperative,” said Do it Best President & CEO Dan Starr. “We are committed to fueling growth in ways that drive sales today and position the cooperative for sustained growth over the long term. To continue that momentum, Do it Best entered into a joint venture with Nation’s Best Holdings.”

This partnership represents another step forward for the co-op as it strengthens its first and best choice position in the independent home improvement channel. The investment in Nation’s Best Holdings aligns Do it Best with a retailer committed to building a nationwide network of independent stores. “This is the right move for us as we work to solidify our position as the only full-service wholesale distributor. As this opportunity developed, we received unanimous and enthusiastic support from the Do it Best Board of Directors,” added Starr. 

Chris Miller from Nation's Best shakes hands with owners of Lambert Lumber & Home Center

Nation’s Best Holdings is led by Miller, an industry veteran. “From my many years at Parker’s Building Supply, I experienced the Do it Best commitment to help members grow,” said Miller. “We were able to successfully expand our hardware and lumber businesses in Texas and California back then, and I know Do it Best is my first and best choice partner today to help us grow Nation’s Best.” Miller is focused on building a premier hardlines and LBM business by acquiring outstanding hardware and lumber businesses throughout the United States, regardless of current wholesaler affiliation. Operators interested in exploring opportunities with Nation’s Best should contact Miller by visiting

About Nation’s Best Holdings, LLC

Nation’s Best Holdings, LLC was founded by industry veteran Chris Miller and currently owns and operates ten locations in three states with over 250 associates. Nation’s Best is committed to identifying and acquiring best-in-class independent home improvement stores across the United States to ensure their continued relevance as vibrant community resources. To learn more, visit

About Do it Best

Based in Fort Wayne, IN, Do it Best is the only US-based, member-owned comprehensive and fully integrated hardware, lumber, and building materials buying cooperative in the home improvement industry. With annual sales of nearly $5 billion, Do it Best serves thousands of member-owned locations across the United States and in more than 50 other countries. For more information, visit and follow us on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn, and X.

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