Home Improvement E-Commerce Leader Build.com (Formerly ImprovementDirect.com) Names Senior Appointment

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Former founder and CEO David Berman named executive vice president of Northern California online home improvement pioneer

"Our whole team is thrilled that David has agreed to return to an active role within Build.com," said Christian Friedland, President of Build.com.

Build.com, Inc., No. 97 Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide, announced today the appointment of David Berman as executive vice president.

In addition to his direct responsibility for sourcing, vendor brand development and business development, Berman will hold a key role in helping to strategize the next stage of growth for Build.com, the leading online merchant of home improvement products.

Berman was co-founder and CEO of Decorative Product Source (DPS), the industry’s first online merchant of decorative home products until 2009, when its relationship with Build.com changed via their now-common parent, UK-based Wolseley PLC. Prior to that, Berman was a principal and CEO of Ral Supply Group, a multi-branch wholesale distributor and two-time winner of the “Wholesaler of the Year” award by Supply House Times magazine.

“Our whole team is thrilled that David has agreed to return to an active role within Build.com,” said Chris Friedland, President of Build.com. “His industry experience with all the channels of distribution, his industry relationships, his record of innovation and his ability to see future trends make David a key participant in developing and executing the strategic plan for our next stage of growth.”

Build.com is the most successful online merchant of plumbing, lighting, door hardware and ventilation products, and is currently the third-largest home improvement products merchant online. Build.com maintains its corporate headquarters in Chico, California.

About Build.com
Headquartered in Chico, Calif., Build.com has established itself as a groundbreaking and prominent presence in the online home improvement space. Build.com creates a unique web experience in the way it encourages customers to visit a diverse range of “niche” stores within its network. Build.com is among the online category leaders in plumbing, lighting, door hardware and ventilation. Build.com currently employs more than 250 people and continues to grow and pioneer in the home improvement industry. For more information on Build.com, please visit the company’s web site at http://www.build.com or visit its Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/BuildDotCom.

Contact: Sean Murphy, Public Relations, Build.com, (800) 375-3403, x476.

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