Do it Best Corp. has been a proud supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America for over 30 years. In their 60+ year history, Do it Best Corp. has had only four presidents, three of whom have served on the Big Brothers Big Sisters National Board. They believe in the program and have witnessed first hand the positive impact it has on “Littles” and “Bigs” alike.
Over the last 20 years, Do it Best Corp. has raised over $1.3 million from their vendor partners, who, like them, see the need and want to participate in helping Big Brothers Big Sisters reach more of America’s youth. In addition, many of their staff members, both at the Fort Wayne, IN, corporate office and at their eight Retail Service Centers, are actively involved either as “Bigs,” through Lunch Buddies, or with fundraising efforts such as Bowl for Kids’ Sake.
“Being a member of the National Board,” says Bob Taylor, President & CEO of Do it Best Corp., “I know first hand their team is dedicated, focused and goal oriented. Combined, these assets will help drive the organization to reach their goals and reach America’s children. We are proud of our long history of support to Big Brothers Big Sisters, both locally and nationally.”
With annual sales of over $3 Billion, Do it Best Corp. (formerly Hardware Wholesalers Inc. or HWI) is the only full-service, full-line, member-owned hardware and building materials buying cooperative in the industry. Serving more than 4,100 member-retailers throughout the world, Do it Best Corp. is comprised of independent hardware, home center and lumberyard retailers with both single and multiple store locations.