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Meet Do it Best’s New Board Members

Attendees of the Do it Best October Market had the chance to sit in on the annual shareholders’ meeting and elect new members to the Indiana co-op’s board of directors.

At the meeting, four new members were elected and one was re-elected to the Do it Best Corp. 2016 Board of Directors. The board comprises 12 directors. The new directors are:

Do it Best Corp BOD_Eli BliffertEli Bliffert, elected to a three-year term. Bliffert currently serves as co-owner and vice president of Bliffert Lumber & Hardware, a Do it Best member since 2008 with five locations in southeast Wisconsin.




Do it Best Corp BOD_Richard McCoyRichard McCoy, elected to a two-year term. McCoy is the owner and president of Orme Do it Best Hardware, a Do it Best member since 1963 with seven stores throughout eastern Ohio.




Do it Best Corp BOD_ Douglas MansDouglas Mans, elected to a three-year term; he is the owner and president of Mans Lumber and Millwork, a Do it Best member since 1982 with two locations in Michigan.




Do it Best Corp BOD_Jeff PardiniJeff Pardini, elected a three-year term. Pardini is the owner, president and CEO of Hills Flat Lumber, a Do it Best member since 1991 with two locations in California.




Do it Best Corp BOD_John HolmesJohn Holmes, re-elected to a third term of three years. Holmes is the owner of Holmes Building Materials, a Do it Best member since 1995 with three locations throughout Louisiana.




“As the only full service co-op in the industry, our directors reflect the diverse nature of our membership, and that is certainly the case with each of the successful, independent entrepreneurs joining or continuing to serve on the board this year,” says Do it Best Corp. president and CEO Bob Taylor. “We look forward to them contributing to the long-term success of the co-op at such an important level, and we are incredibly appreciative of the service and guidance provided by the outgoing directors they are replacing.”

The four outgoing board members are Tom Brown, Howard Miller, Scott Parker and Randy Skinner.

About Renee Changnon

Renee Changnon is the retail outreach coordinator for NRHA. She meets with retailers in their stores and at industry events and introduces them to the services NRHA provides. Renee previously worked as a member of the NRHA communications team. She earned a degree in visual journalism from Illinois State University, where she served as the features editor for the school newspaper. After college, she implemented marketing and promotions initiatives at Jimmy John’s franchise locations across the country. She enjoys exploring books with her book club, Netflix marathons and hosting goat yoga at her apartment complex. Renee Changnon 317-275-9442 rchangnon@nrha.org

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