“We’re excited to welcome AWS into Nation’s Best,” Chris Miller, president and CEO of Nation’s Best, said in a news release. “While our acquisitions to date have been formed on home centers and hardware stores, AWS provides us a unique opportunity to enhance our window and door offerings across our locations nationwide, while capturing even more sales in the Dallas-Fort Worth market.”
In the transition to Nation’s Best, AWS owner Steve Johnson will retire while his sons Dustin and Seth and son-in-law Mitch Raymond will continue in their respective leadership roles in the business.
“AWS has done an outstanding job of being a leader in the market when it comes to quality and service for premium construction and renovation projects,” Miller said, “Now, we’ll be able to leverage their expertise and vendor relationships in the door and window product segments while extending their reach to all our other locations. We see tremendous opportunities to grow the business across the Nation’s Best platform, strengthening all of our individual brands as we drive more sales across the country.”
As part of Nation’s Best’s strategy, AWS will maintain operations under its existing brand name, with key leadership team members continuing to oversee company operations. Nation’s Best will provide strategic and financial support necessary to drive optimal growth and profitability, according to the co-op.
“I first heard about Nation’s Best through my connection with Groom & Sons’ Home Center, another acquisition of theirs,” Steve Johnson said. “I learned that they share the same values as our family business, putting our team and customers first. I’m confident that our move to Nation’s Best will put AWS and its associates in an even greater position for growth.”
Nation’s Best, founded in 2019, is a member-owner of Do it Best Corp., a U.S. based hardware, lumber, and building materials buying cooperative in the home improvement industry.