Press Release

Nation’s Best Acquires Simms Lumber

October 2, 2020, DALLAS, Texas – Nation’s Best, a growing home improvement company, announces their acquisition of Simms Lumber, a Do it Best member, with two locations located west of the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas metroplex. Simms Lumber has been serving the Weatherford, TX, and surrounding communities for over 100 years and is a “go-to” supplier for the professional builder community. Since 2005 Simms Lumber has also operated a warehouse for hire, better known as a transload or reload, in Cresson, TX, under the tradename “MetroWest” transload. The service area of MetroWest is approximately 400 miles, where shippers of heavy bulk products, such as lumber or steel, find freight cost more economical by using rail rather than truck transportation.

“We are pleased to welcome all Simms Lumber associates to the Nation’s Best family and also look forward to continuing to provide the best level of service and support to the company’s customers, suppliers and all stakeholders,” said Chris Miller, President & CEO of Nation’s Best. “Simms Lumber’s state-of-the-art lumberyard, fully stocked hardware store, and MetroWest Transload operation makes it a very appealing strategic fit for Nation’s Best, having already established a strong foothold in North Texas with now 10 locations in that market.”

“We have worked very hard over the years to grow Simms Lumber into a reputable and state of the art company. On behalf of the entire senior leadership team I would like to say big thank you to all associates who have made this possible, we could not have accomplished what we have without you,” said John Simms, President of Simms Lumber. “We have had the pleasure to interact with Nation’s Best’s leadership team since April of this year and feel confident that our associates, customers and all stakeholders are in the best of hands, with Keith Kirk, General Manager of Simms Lumber, continuing on with Nation’s Best in this capacity.”

As part of Nation’s Best’s acquisition strategy, Simms Lumber 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.

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 five divisions and twelve locations in three states with over 275 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