July 26, 2023

Do it Best salutes 2023 Top Women in hardware and building supplies

The editors of HBSDealer and the Top Women in Hardware & Building Supply conference named 100 leaders across the country to their 2023 Top Women awards. The list of recipients includes a who’s who of company presidents, directors, general managers, store owners, CFOs, and vendors across all aspects of our industry—from hardware stores to lumber mills to manufacturers and everyone in-between. We’re pleased to share that nine Do it Best members and staff were recognized:

Rising Stars

  • Clara Collins, Operations Manager, S.W. Collins Company
  • Sarah Krey, Merchandise Manager, Do it Best
  • Brianna Wells, Ecommerce Content & Marketing Manager, Do it Best

Business Excellence

  • Jodie Brixley, General Manager, Calaveras Lumber Company
  • Allison Flatjord, Vice President of Ecommerce, Do it Best
  • Cathy Hamilton, Buyer, Taylor’s Do it Centers
  • Cindy Kandel, Divisional Merchandise Manager, Hartville Hardware
  • Jennalee Long, Retail Operations Manager, Sunpro
  • Jessica Schwartz, Co-Owner, Wayland Hardware

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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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