L&W Supply Grows Nationwide Footprint with Acquisition of DeFoor Acoustical Inc.

CHICAGO – June 25, 2018 – L&W Supply Corporation, one of the nation’s largest distributors of wallboard, steel stud, ceiling systems and related building products announced today the acquisition of DeFoor Acoustical Inc. dba DeFoor Drywall and Acoustical Supply.

The family owned business started in 1966 as a commercial drywall and acoustical ceilings contractor. It transitioned to DeFoor Drywall and Acoustical Supply in the mid-’80’s to serve the professional contractor and builder in Macon and Atlanta, Georgia, as a distributor. The company provides commercial acoustical ceiling systems, insulation, metals studs and drywall products.

“We’re excited to have D. Jay, Tim DeFoor and their talented associates join our team,” said Dan Piché, L&W Supply president. “This will expand our footprint, and we look forward to continuing to provide exceptional service, meeting the needs of contractors in the state of Georgia.” With this strategic acquisition, L&W Supply will now operate 158 branches across 35 states.

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 tiles, steel studs, joint treatment, insulation, EIFS, fasteners and related building products. L&W Supply was acquired by ABC Supply in November 2016. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, L&W Supply operates 158 branches in 35 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—taking care of them better than any other distributor and offering the products, services and support they need to build their businesses. A 12-time Gallup Great Workplace Award winner, 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 more than 700 locations nationwide. More information is available at www.abcsupply.com.