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Nation’s Best Acquires Crafty Beaver Home Centers

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Nation’s Best adds to their growth in 2021 with the addition of Crafty Beaver Home Centers, with three locations in the Chicago metro area.

“We couldn’t be more honored to count Crafty Beaver among the Nation’s Best family of businesses,” said Chris Miller, President & CEO of Nation’s Best. “Since 1934, they’ve established themselves as the go-to source for home improvement products and advice in the Midwest. We are proud to work with the Beres family. And we salute Paul Puttrich, who recently retired after a remarkable 40-year career, starting as cashier and then leading them to success as the company president.”

“Our family’s stores have been a part of Chicago for as long as I can remember,” said Gary Beres. “By combining our rich history with Nation’s Best, we’re taking the next right step for our businesses’ continued growth while ensuring a bright future for our long-serving team and our many loyal customers.”

As part of Nation’s Best’s acquisition strategy, Crafty Beaver will maintain operations under its existing name with its key leadership team overseeing company operations alongside Nation’s Best, which will provide the strategic and financial support necessary to achieve optimal growth and profitability.

Nation’s Best is a member-owner of Do it Best Corp., the only U.S.-based hardware, lumber and building materials buying cooperative in the home improvement industry.

About Nation’s Best 

Nation’s Best Holdings, LLC was founded in 2019 and currently owns and operates 27 locations across 8 states with over 675 associates. Nation’s Best is committed to identifying and acquiring best-in-class independent home improvement stores across the United States to ensure their continued relevance as vibrant community resources. To learn more, visit


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Source: Nation’s Best Holdings, LLC