Corporate Facts

Official name:


Do it Best Corp.

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Year founded:

1945 as Hardware Wholesalers, Inc.

2016 fiscal sales: $3.02 billion 2015: $2.998 billion
Fiscal year end: June 25, 2016  
2016 member rebate: $115.5 million  2015: $116.4 million
Member locations: 3,700 (located throughout the United States and in 52 countries)
Total SKUs: 67,000
Philosophy: Serving others as we would like to be served
Mission: Making the best even better®
Goal: Helping our members grow and achieve their dreamsTM
Employee count:     

1,477 full-time employees

Retail service centers:
Sikeston, MO
Dixon, IL
Lexington, SC
Medina, OH
Mesquite, NV
Montgomery, NY
Waco, TX
Woodburn, OR
Regional lumber offices: Burnsville, MN
Fort Wayne, IN
Lexington, SC
Montgomery, NY
Woodburn, OR

Executive staff:

Dan Starr, President & CEO
Nick Talarico, VP-Sales & Business Development
Doug Roth, VP-Finance & CFO
Steve Markley, VP-Merchandising
Gary Nackers, VP-Lumber and Building Materials
Tim Miller, VP-Logistics
Gary Furst, VP-Human Resources & General Counsel
Mike Altendorf, VP-Information Technology
Rich Lynch, VP-Marketing

Board of directors: 

Chairman: John Holmes, Holmes Do it Best® Building Materials, Baton Rouge, LA
Vice Chairman: ​Brad McDaniel, McDaniel's Do it Center®, Snohomish, WA
Secretary: Karena Reusser, Modern Hardware, Woodsfield, OH
Treasurer: Brian Buswell, All American Do it Center®, Tomah, WI
Robert Ashley, Triple "A" Building Center, Canton, NY
Eli Bliffert, Bliffert Lumber and Hardware, Milwaukee, WI
Jim Lehrer, Brownsboro Hardware & Paint, Louisville, KY
Michael Cohen, Panama Do it Center®, Panama City, Panama
Douglas Mans, Mans Lumber and Millwork, Canton, MI
Tom Noble, Noble Sales, Rockland, MA
Jeff Pardini, Hills Flat Lumber, Grass Valley, CA
Tim Post, T & M Hardware & Rental, Ellwood City, PA