FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – Do it Best Corp. President and CEO Bob Taylor will be inducted into the Home Channel Hall of Fame during the upcoming National Hardware Show in Las Vegas this May.
The Home Channel Hall of Fame recognizes individuals for outstanding service to the hardware and home improvement industry. Founded in 2004, the Home Channel Hall of Fame is administered by Home Channel News, a leading monthly magazine covering the industry.
“From the ‘front lines’ to the corner office, Bob Taylor has been an effective and respected leader in the home improvement industry,” said Home Channel News editor Ken Clark. “We are very pleased to welcome him into the Home Channel Hall of Fame.”
Taylor began his career in the hardware industry as an independent retailer, helping run the family business; Taylor’s Do it Centers, in Virginia Beach, Va. In a market that industry trade magazines identified as one of the two most competitive in the country, Taylor helped lead the multi-unit company to consistent growth and success. Taylor joined Do it Best Corp. in 2001 and was named President and CEO in 2002.
Over the past eleven years he’s helped guide and oversee many key initiatives at Do it Best Corp., including additions to their distribution network, the strategic expansion into international markets, the development of their Signature™ Store Design program and the growth of their INCOM industrial business, all while providing member-owners with eight consecutive years of rebates in excess of $100 million and accruing zero long-term debt in the face of significant challenges within the building industry and the economy.
“Any success I’ve enjoyed has been the result of the tremendously talented individuals I’ve had the chance to work for and with along the way,” said Taylor. “That starts with the best mentor I could ever have, my dad. From there, it’s the great team I grew up with at Taylor’s Do it Centers and the exceptionally dedicated associates that are part of my Do it Best Corp. family today. I share this award with all of them, and look forward to continuing our efforts of making the best even better.”
Previous inductees into the Home Channel Hall of Fame include Home Depot co-founders Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank, former Lowe’s CEO Bob Strickland and former Do it Best Corp. CEO Mike McClelland. To learn more about the Home Channel Hall of Fame, visit goldenhammerawards.com.
About Do it Best Corp.
Based in Fort Wayne, Ind., Do it Best Corp. is the only U.S.-based, member-owned comprehensive and fully integrated hardware, lumber and building materials buying cooperative in the home improvement industry. With annual sales of $2.41 billion, Do it Best Corp. is the second largest co-op in the industry, serving more than 4,000 member-owned locations in the United States and in 50 foreign countries.
Source: Do It Best, Corp.