Nation’s Best, one of the fastest-growing home improvement companies in the U.S., announced their acquisition of Cain Hardware & Lumber in Carthage, Texas. This addition brings the total number of locations in Texas to 19.
Starting alongside his father in 1974, Paul Cain and his wife Penny have grown the home center to become a one-stop destination for the area’s home improvement shoppers. With a fully stocked lumberyard, a strong hardlines assortment, and the region’s largest paint store, Cain Hardware & Lumber was an attractive acquisition for Nation’s Best.
“We’re always looking to grow with best-in-class stores,” said Chris Miller, president and CEO of Nation’s Best. “When the Cains were looking to retire and transition the business, this was an easy decision for us. They’ve mastered the fundamentals of delivering an exceptional customer experience. They’ve tailored their product mix to what’s needed in their community and they’ve maintained a great mix of in-demand items. We’re proud to welcome Cain Hardware & Lumber to the Nation’s Best family.”
“We have thoroughly enjoyed serving our community,” said Penny and Paul Cain. “And partnering with Nation’s Best allows us to pursue our retirement plans while knowing the store that we put our blood, sweat and tears into over the years will be in great hands. They’re taking what we’ve built and will leverage their business strengths and operational best practices to make Cain Hardware & Lumber even better.”
Cain Hardware & Lumber joins 18 other Nation’s Best locations in Texas, further strengthening their presence in the state. Nation’s Best will lease the property from the Cain family. As part of Nation’s Best’s strategy, Cain Hardware & Lumber will maintain operations under their existing name and retain the team overseeing company operations alongside Nation’s Best, which will provide the strategic and financial support necessary to drive optimal growth and profitability.