Nation’s Best acquired Hometown Hardware in Longview, Texas. As part of Nation’s Best’s acquisition strategy, Hometown Hardware will maintain operations under its existing brand name with its key leadership team overseeing company operations alongside Nation’s Best. Nation’s Best said it will provide the strategic and financial support necessary to achieve optimal growth and profitability.

“Over the last 14 years, Ken and Suzy Turner have built a reputation of service to the community - a place where no one is a stranger at Hometown Hardware,” Chris Miller, president and CEO of Nation’s Best, said in a prepared statement. “We are pleased to welcome the Hometown Hardware team into the Nation’s Best family and help them build on their record of success in Longview.”

Ken Turner said following the acquisition, Marie Vale will continue in her role as store manager at Hometown Hardware.

“Merging with Nation’s Best is a great fit for Hometown Hardware,” Turner said. “This is an important step in our company’s history ensuring our customers will be supported with a great selection of home improvement products and our employees will continue to offer the personalized, knowledgeable service we’re known for.”

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.

Nation’s Best now operates 19 locations across five states. The company completed several acquisitions in 2020, including its acquisition of three-unit Groom & Sons’ and Lambert Lumber in February 2020, its acquisition of five-unit Bridgeport Building Centers in March 2020, its acquisition of Hall’s Hardware in July 2020, its acquisition of two-unit Simms Lumber in October 2020, its acquisition of five-unit Connolly’s Do it Best Hardware & Rental in November 2020, and its acquisition of BTU Do it Center in Las Vegas, N.M. in February 2021.