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Nation’s Best Continues Texas Expansion

Nation’s Best Holdings announced the acquisition of Big Bear Hardware, in La Vernia, Texas—its 59th location nationwide.
“This is an ideal south-central location just outside of San Antonio,” says Chris Miller, president and CEO of Nation’s Best Holdings. “As we continue to strengthen our presence in Texas, Big Bear Hardware is a great fit within the Nation’s Best family. The previous owners had already built a solid market presence as a hardlines leader in the community. And with the explosive population growth in the area, we see tremendous upside in appealing even more to pros and contractors.”
Big Bear Hardware is a multi-generational hardware store, purchased by the Salinas family in 2016. With the Salinas’ interest in stepping away from the store to focus on their other businesses, they were looking for someone who would value the team they’d built and ensure the long-term viability of the community’s primary home improvement store.
“Monica Salinas and her father Arthur saw the value in partnering with Nation’s Best as a way to not only ensure the store would continue to serve the community, but to grow as it grows,” Miller says. “The best practices and efficiencies we bring through our network of stores will continue to make them better, which will be great for their customers and their store.”
Big Bear Hardware will continue operating under its existing name with its team overseeing operations alongside Nation’s Best.

About Jacob Musselman

Jacob is the content coordinator for Hardware Retailing Magazine. A lifelong Hoosier, Jacob earned a B.S. in journalism and telecommunications with a minor in digital publishing from Ball State University. He loves making bagels, going to farmers markets with his wife Hannah and two dogs and watching Formula One.

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