Official name:

Do it Best Corp.
Headquarters: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Description: Do it Best Corp. is the only US–based, member-owned comprehensive and fully integrated hardware, lumber and building materials buying cooperative in the home improvement industry.
Year founded: 1945 as Hardware Wholesalers, Inc. 
2017 fiscal sales: $3.2 billion 2016: $3.02 billion
Fiscal year end: June 24, 2017  
2017 member rebate: $105.1 million 
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: 1,519 full-time employees
Retail service centers:

Dixon, IL
Lexington, SC
Medina, OH
Mesquite, NV
Montgomery, NY
Sikeston, MO
Waco, TX
Woodburn, OR

Regional lumber offices: Burnsville, MN
Fort Wayne, IN
Lexington, SC
Montgomery, NY
Woodburn, OR
Executive staff: Dan Starr, President & CEO
Mike Altendorf, VP-Information Technology
Gary Furst, VP-Human Resources & General Counsel
Rich Lynch, VP-Marketing
Steve Markley, VP-Merchandising
John Mergy, VP- Information Technology
Tim Miller, VP-Logistics
Gary Nackers, VP-Lumber and Building Materials
Doug Roth, VP-Finance
Nick Talarico, VP-Sales & Business Development

Board of directors:

Vice Chairman

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