SOURCE: Build.com

August 28, 2012 09:00 ET

Build.com Accelerates Growth, Hires Amazon Vet Josh Bultz as Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships

Bultz Joins Build.com Team to Generate Additional Revenue Streams With New Services and Expanded Product Offerings

CHICO, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 28, 2012) -  Build.com (www.build.com), the leading online-only home improvement retailer, today announces the addition of Josh Bultz as the company's vice president of business development and strategic partnerships. As head of Build.com's newest business unit, Bultz will lead the charge in developing new strategic marketing relationships for the company, and generating new revenue streams by introducing additional product categories and services to Build.com and its Network of Stores.

"Build.com already offers consumers more than 600,000 showroom-quality products from well-known brands -- but we want to give our customers more," said Chris Friedland, president and founder of Build.com. "We hired Josh because he's got the experience to help us rethink the way our products are bought and sold. From expanding product categories to heading up one of my pet projects, a nationwide in-home installation service, I am confident Josh is ready to help us knock down the traditional barriers to purchasing home improvement products online, and usher in a new era of smarter home improvement."

Prior to joining Build.com, Bultz served as Amazon's senior vendor manager for home improvement and tools, managing the electrical, HVAC and home security product categories for the site. Before that, he spent two years at NetSuite delivering solutions for wholesale distributors and manufacturers operating in building materials, industrial supply and home improvement; and more than seven years at Intuit, Inc. working with the Intuit Eclipse product line. Bultz graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder Leeds School of Business.

"I chose to join Build.com because I was impressed with its vision and the team's sharp focus," said Bultz. "The company's dedication to customer service, the team's work ethic and the enthusiasm of its tightly-knit vendor and merchant communities is infectious. The opportunity to be a part of a company that's in such hyper-growth mode was too good to pass up."

Build.com is committed to smarter home improvement. The company offers a massive selection of showroom-quality products and unique customization for both DIY'ers and building professionals. The company prides itself on having the best customer service in the industry, including a support center with extensive category knowledge standing by seven days a week to answer any questions.

To learn more about Build.com, and its Network of Stores, visit: www.build.com

About Build.com
Build.com is the leading online-only home improvement retailer, creating a smarter shopping experience for consumers and professionals. The site offers more than 600,000 top-quality, highly-customizable products, and is the category leader in plumbing, lighting, door hardware and ventilation. The site is a one-stop destination for any home improvement project, featuring DIY tips, how-to videos and a dedicated staff of customer care representatives available seven days a week. Build.com was founded in 2000, and is headquartered in Chico, CA. For more information on Build.com, visit the company's corporate site (http://corp.build.com) and its Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/BuildDotCom).