FORT WAYNE, IND. – Do it Best Corp. has announced recent additions to its growing lumber and building materials team.
Josh Ratcliff joins Do it Best Corp. as Lumber Sales and Operations Manager. In his new role, Ratcliff will lead the coordination and expansion of the co-op’s reload management team, while building and growing key vendor relationships, managing member group buys and continuing to attract and retain industry-leading talent. He brings nearly 20 years of industry experience to the position, including the past 14-plus years in a series of leadership roles with one of the nation’s largest LBM suppliers.
Gary Heft joins Do it Best Corp. as Lumber/Panels Specialist, bringing nearly 30 years of industry experience and relationships. Most recently, he served as forest products and panels trader at another LBM co-op. In his role, Heft will build on his previous experience to grow key strategic relationships with both suppliers and members, while also helping develop innovative member-focused LBM programs.
“It’s rare to find industry veterans with the combination of experience, expertise and enthusiasm that both Josh and Gary possess, which is why we are incredibly excited to welcome them to our LBM team,” said Gary Nackers, Vice President of Lumber and Building Materials for Do it Best Corp. “Our position as the LBM industry’s total solution is a unique one, and I’m confident about our growing team’s ability to help our members grow and achieve their dreams.”