Nation's Best acquires Connolly's Do it Best

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Nation's Best acquires Connolly's Do it Best

By Andy Carlo - 11/04/2020

Nation’s Best, the rapidly growing Dallas, Texas-based hardware and building materials dealer, has acquired Connolly’s Do it Best Hardware & Rental, with five locations in Fort Wayne, Ind.

The move puts Nation’s Best in its fourth state, including Texas, Oklahoma, and Florida. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We are thrilled to welcome Connolly’s Do it Best Hardware & Rental into the Nation’s Best family and are committed to continuing to provide the best level of service and support to Connolly’s customers and staff,” said Chris Miller, president and CEO of Nation’s Best. “Since 1981, the Connolly’s team has built an exceptional reputation among DIYers and contractors throughout Northeast Indiana and they are a great strategic fit for our expanding company.”

As part of Nation’s Best’s acquisition strategy, Connolly’s Do it Best Hardware & Rental will operate under its existing brand name with its key leadership team continuing to oversee company operations.

Nation’s Best said that it will provide the strategic and financial support necessary "to achieve optimal growth and profitability" at Connolly’s.

“My brother John and I have dedicated our 40-year careers to serving our customers and growing our family business,” said Michael Connolly. “Becoming a part of Nation’s Best ensures that Connolly’s Do it Best Hardware & Rental and all of our associates will remain a relevant and vital resource for hardware, paint, and rental products and services for many years to come. This move also ensures that our customers will continue to be greeted and helped by the same valued associates they’ve come to trust.”

Nation’s Best is a member-owner of Do it Best Corp. Founded just last year, Nation’s Best has rapidly expanded to six divisions and 17 locations in four states with over 350 associates.

Last month, Nation’s Best acquired Simms Lumber with two locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth market.