Nation’s Best Acquires Another Texas Home Center

Strengthens Foothold in State with Cain Hardware & Lumber


August 1, 2023, DALLAS, Texas – Nation’s Best, one of the fastest growing home improvement companies in the US, announces their acquisition of Cain Hardware & Lumber. This addition brings the total number of locations in the state to 19.

Started 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 & 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.

About Nation’s Best

Nation’s Best Holdings, LLC was founded in 2019 and as of August 1, 2023, owns and operates 49 locations in 14 states with over 1,125 associates. Nation’s Best is committed to identifying and acquiring best-in-class independent home improvement stores to ensure their continued relevance as vibrant community resources. To learn more, visit