United Hardware and Do it Best announce intent to merge

by | Mar 25, 2024

In a historic move that reshapes the landscape of the home improvement industry in the United States, United Hardware and Do it Best have announced they intend to merge. This strategic merger creates one of the industry’s leading cooperatives, aimed at delivering unparalleled support to our member-owners.

The intent to merge received unanimous approval from the boards of directors of both companies, bringing together two industry leaders with a shared commitment to exceptional service, quality products, and a comprehensive range of programs designed to support the growth and success of the independent entrepreneur.

“We are embarking on a significant milestone in our journey as a cooperative that will change our future for the good,” said United Hardware President and Chief Executive Officer Chad Ruth.

“By aligning with a like-minded co-op, we are better positioned to serve our members and help them win in the marketplace.”

Do it Best President and Chief Executive Officer Dan Starr added, “We believe deeply in the power of the co-op model. It is about partnership, mutual growth, and shared success.”

“United Hardware joining us is not just a merger. It is a declaration of our belief in this model – a belief in partnering with our members to compete and win,” Mr Starr said.

The merger is expected to deliver significant benefits across all member-owners, employees, and customers through enhanced scale, efficiency, and innovation. United Hardware shareholders will vote to make the merger official in the coming weeks.