SOURCE: Build.com

Build.com

September 07, 2012 09:00 ET

Online Home Improvement Retailer Build.com Hires Berman Consulting Group

Former Build.com Executive Vice President David Berman Launches New Consulting Company

CHICO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 7, 2012) - Build.com (www.build.com), the leading online-only home improvement retailer, today announced that the company's former executive vice president, David Berman, has founded the Berman Consulting Group, and that Build.com, Inc. will be its first client. As he did while EVP at Build.com, Berman will focus on building and growing the value-added relationship Build.com enjoys with its vendors, while working on strategic growth initiatives.

For three years, Berman served as executive vice president of Build.com and prior to that was chairman and CEO of Decorative Product Source, Inc. (DPS), a leading online merchant of decorative home products, which was merged with Build.com in September 2009.

"David has a long and successful record of innovation and success in the industry," said Build.com President and Founder Chris Friedland. "He 'invented' the decorative plumbing business online, and his innovative and creative approach to online retailing has built solid and profitable programs for Build.com and its vendors. We look forward to David's continuing contribution to Build.com's future growth and profitability." 

"Home improvement is a $300 billion industry and growing, and Build.com is in a prime position to become the online retail leader in the space. I'm really excited to stay connected with the team and lend my expertise to help them get there," said David Berman, CEO of Berman Consulting Group. 

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.

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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 plumbinglighting, 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).