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Nation’s Best Buys Fort Wayne Chain

Dallas, Tx.-based Nation’s Best has purchased Connolly’s Do it Best Hardware & Rental’s five locations in Fort Wayne, In.

Dallas, Tx.-based Nation’s Best has purchased Connolly’s Do it Best Hardware & Rental’s five locations in Fort Wayne, In.

“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, CEO and president 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.”

“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.”

Connolly’s will operate under its existing name with its key leadership team continuing to oversee company operations alongside Nation’s Best, which will provide the strategic and financial support necessary to achieve optimal growth and profitability.

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