For the fourth consecutive year, Do it Best Corp. has honored Simpson Strong-Tie, the industry leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, with its 2014 Vendor of the Year award in the Building Materials products category.

Do it Best Corp., the only U.S.-based full-line, member-owned distributor of lumber, hardware and building products in the home improvement industry, awards Vendor of the Year honors in 22 product categories, along with three top awards across all categories. The Do it Best Corp. team measures several criteria in choosing its award winners, including sales growth, customer service, product quality, communication and ease in working with the vendor.

“Consistently superior customer service at its facilities, proactive communication, a commitment to training our staff and members, excellent National Account representation, and a significant presence at our semi-annual markets are all examples of what sets Simpson Strong-Tie apart. Simpson Strong-Tie exemplifies what Do it Best Corp. and its membership are looking for in a vendor partner,” said Mike Ter Molen, Do it Best Corp. division manager for Building Products & Home Décor. 

Dave Lawson, Simpson Strong-Tie national accounts manager, said the company is especially honored to receive a Do it Best Corp. award for the fourth year in a row.

“We are proud of the strong relationship we have with Do it Best members, and we never take it for granted. Our customers are our bosses, and we work hard to earn their business every day,” he said.

Do it Best Corp. serves 3,800 member-owned locations in the United States and 53 other countries.