L&W Supply Acquires Holmes Drywall Supply
Acquisition Expands Distributor’s Presence in Kansas City and Topeka Markets
CHICAGO – Jan. 3, 2022 – L&W Supply Corporation, a leading distributor of top-quality building materials and specialty products in the United States, announced today that it has acquired the assets of Holmes Drywall Supply with locations in Kansas City, Missouri, Lee’s Summit, Missouri and Topeka, Kansas. By acquiring Holmes, L&W Supply will increase its team of experienced associates and strengthen its presence in eastern Kansas. With the acquisition, L&W Supply now has three locations in the Kansas City and Topeka markets.
Founded as a family business in 1967, Holmes Drywall Supply is one of the area’s largest distributors of drywall, metal studs, insulation and acoustical ceiling products serving commercial and residential contractors. The Holmes associates will continue to work at the locations, ensuring customers receive seamless access to the products and expertise they need to run their businesses.
“This acquisition allows L&W Supply to enhance our service to commercial customers and build deeper relationships with contractors and residential builders in the Kansas City and Topeka areas,” said Curt Jenkins, vice president of L&W Supply’s Central Region. “We are excited to welcome the Holmes associates to the L&W Supply family. Their commitment to customers over the past 54 years has made them a leader in the market.”
About L&W Supply
Since 1971, L&W Supply has been recognized as a world-class interior products company and is one of the nation’s largest distributors of wallboard, suspended ceiling systems, steel studs, joint treatment, insulation, fasteners and related building products. L&W Supply was acquired by ABC Supply in November 2016. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, L&W Supply operates over 200 branches in 40 states. More information about L&W is available online at www.lwsupply.com.
About ABC Supply
ABC Supply Co. Inc. is the largest wholesale distributor of roofing in the United States and one of the nation’s largest wholesale distributors of select exterior and interior building products. Since its founding by Ken and Diane Hendricks in 1982, ABC Supply’s sole focus has been serving professional contractors and “making it easy” for them to do their jobs by offering the products, support and services they need. A 15-time Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award winner and two-time recipient of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Award for Best Places to Work, ABC Supply is an “employee-first” company that treats its associates with respect and gives them the tools they need to succeed. Headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin, ABC Supply has over 800 locations nationwide. More information is available at www.abcsupply.com.
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