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Construction Supply Group Acquires Concrete Equipment and Supply

DENVER, CO (November 1st, 2019) - Construction Supply Group (“CSG”) announced today that they have completed the acquisition of Concrete Equipment and Supply. Operating 5 branches in the Western United States, Concrete Equipment and Supply started in 1995 with an emphasis on concrete forming and concrete accessories products and have grown into a market leader in the Rocky Mountain region.

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The partnership with Concrete Equipment and Supply expands CSG’s geographical presence in important MSAs such as Colorado and New Mexico, and further enhances its ability to serve customers and partner with suppliers. This is our 10th acquisition in the last twelve months, as we continue to create the number one building supply distributor in North America.  This one is particularly exciting because it now gives us a branch presence in the state of Colorado, expanding our reach even further.

The acquisition of Concrete Equipment and Supply is CSG’s twentieth acquisition in three years. The company will continue to seek growth opportunities to better serve its customers.

 

Construction Supply Group is a leader in the distribution of specialty construction materials, accessories and tools, primarily for professional concrete and masonry contractors in the United States and Canada. The company holds the clear number two position in the industry and is five times larger than its next closest competitor. The company has over 125 branches with approximately 1,600 employees and offers over 65,000 SKUs to nearly 60,000 customers.

Construction Supply Group Acquires Construction Materials

DENVER, CO (October 2, 2019) - Construction Supply Group (“CSG”) announced today that they have completed the acquisition of Construction Materials. Operating 16 branches in the Southeastern United States, Construction Materials is a long-established wholesale distributor of specialty building products, primarily for concrete contractors.

Construction Supply Group is a leader in the distribution of specialty construction materials, accessories and tools, primarily for professional concrete and masonry contractors in the United States and Canada. The company holds the clear number two position in the industry and is five times larger than its next closest competitor. The company has over 125 branches with approximately 1,600 employees and offers over 60,000 SKUs to nearly 60,000 customers.

The partnership with Construction Materials expands CSG’s geographical presence in important MSAs such as Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Texas, and further enhances its ability to serve customers and partner with suppliers. “With its substantial regional scale and leading market position, the partnership with Construction Materials results in further geographical diversification,” said Mitch Williams, CEO of Construction Supply Group. “We are looking forward to continuing to build on the success and market leadership that Construction Materials has experienced to date.”

The acquisition of Construction Materials is Construction Supply’s nineteenth acquisition in three years. The company will continue to seek growth opportunities to better serve its customers.

Construction Supply Group, a Portfolio Company of The Sterling Group, Completes Two Acquisitions (August 30th, 2019)-


HOUSTON, TX (August 30, 2019) - The Sterling Group, a Houston-based middle market private equity firm, announced that its portfolio company, Construction Supply Group (“CSG”), has completed the acquisitions of Holdfast and Concrete Accessories & Rentals. The businesses are single branch distributors in Medway, Ohio and Bozeman, Montana, respectively.


Construction Supply Group is a leader in the distribution of specialty construction materials, accessories and tools, primarily for professional concrete and masonry contractors in the United States and Canada. The company holds the clear number two position in the industry and is four times larger than its next closest competitor. The company has over 100 branches with approximately 1,550 employees and offers over 60,000 SKUs to nearly 50,000 customers.


The addition of Holdfast provides enhanced scale in the Dayton, Ohio MSA as well as an expertise in insulated concrete forms. The Concrete Accessories & Rentals acquisition provides a new presence in the fast growing Northern Rocky Mountain region. “Construction Supply will continue to partner with market leading construction supply specialists, expanding our footprint in attractive geographies and enhancing the capabilities that we can offer customers across North America,” said Mitch Williams, CEO of Construction Supply Group.

Construction Supply Group, a Portfolio Company of The Sterling Group, Completes Three Acquisitions DENVER, CO (May 6, 2019) -

The Sterling Group, a Houston-based middle market private equity firm, announced that its portfolio company, Construction Supply Group ("CSG"), has completed the acquisitions of Best Materials, Advantage Construction Supply and Spec-West Concrete Systems. Best Materials is a construction supply e-commerce platform based in Phoenix, Arizona. Advantage and Spec-West are concrete and construction supply providers with a combined four branches in California.

 

Construction Supply Group is a leader in the distribution of specialty construction materials, accessories and tools, primarily for professional concrete and masonry contractors in the United States and Canada. The company holds the clear number two position in the industry and is four times larger than its next closest competitor. The company has over 100 branches with over 1,300 employees and offers over 60,000 SKUs to nearly 50,000 customers.

 

With these additions, Construction Supply Group will have the leading market position in the Sacramento, California market and will have a further enhanced e-commerce capability. The three acquisitions result in a total of sixteen regional businesses acquired under Sterling's ownership.

 

"We're looking forward to drawing on the unique strengths of these three organizations as we continue to build Construction Supply Group towards our vision serving as North America's leading construction supply distributor," said Mitch Williams, CEO of Construction Supply Group. "This is a great opportunity to further strengthen existing market positions and add capabilities to better serve our customers." Construction Supply Group will continue to seek further additions to its family of specialty construction supply distribution businesses.

 

 

 

 

Founded in 1982, The Sterling Group is a private equity investment firm that targets controlling interests in basic manufacturing, distribution and industrial services companies. Typical enterprise values of these companies range from $100 million to $750 million. Sterling has sponsored the buyout of 55 platform companies and numerous add-on acquisitions for a total transaction value of over $10.0 billion. Currently, Sterling has over $1.9 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit www.sterling-group.com.

 

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Construction Supply Group, a Portfolio Company of The Sterling Group, Completes Three Acquisitions
DENVER, CO (December 3, 2018) -

Construction Supply Group (“CSG”) has completed the simultaneous acquisitions of All-Tex Supply, MASONPRO, Inc. and Titan Construction Supply. Construction Supply Group is a leader in the distribution of specialty construction materials, accessories and tools, primarily for professional concrete and masonry contractors in the United States and Canada. The company has nearly 100 branches with over 1,350 employees and offers over 60,000 SKUs to more than 50,000 customers.


In the past two years, Construction Supply Group has brought together thirteen businesses to form the second largest specialty construction supply distributor in North America. The Sterling Group, an operationally focused private equity firm, partnered with management in late 2016 to build a new national leader.


The additions of All-Tex, MASONPRO and Titan will result in an expanded presence in the Texas, Oklahoma, Michigan, and Nevada markets, as well as an increased product offering within masonry specialty materials. “Today’s acquisitions further demonstrate CSG’s commitment to providing our customer base with industry leading products and service,” said Mitch Williams, CEO of Construction Supply Group.


“We look forward to partnering with Royce Farris and Don Tice from All-Tex, Jeff Snyder from MASONPRO and Mike Harmon from Titan,” said Brian Henry, a Partner at The Sterling Group. “We have been fortunate to bring together some of the best talent in the industry over the past two years, resulting in a stronger platform that can benefit from leveraging each other’s talents.”
Construction Supply Group continues to seek local and regional market leaders to add to its family of specialty construction supply distribution businesses.


About The Sterling Group
Founded in 1982, The Sterling Group is a private equity investment firm that targets controlling interests in basic manufacturing, distribution and industrial services companies. Typical enterprise values of these companies range from $100 million to $750 million. Sterling has sponsored the buyout of 52 platform companies and numerous add-on acquisitions for a total transaction value of over $10.0 billion. Currently, Sterling has over $1.8 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit www.sterling-group.com.


Past performance is no guarantee of future results and all investments are subject to loss

Construction Supply Group, a Portfolio Company of The Sterling Group, Acquires Williams Equipment & Supply and Richform Construction Supply

The Sterling Group, a Houston-based middle market private equity firm, announced that its portfolio company, Construction Supply Group (“CSG”), has completed the acquisition of Williams Equipment & Supply (“Williams”) and Richform Construction Supply (“Richform”).  Construction Supply Group is a leader in the distribution of specialty construction materials, accessories and tools, primarily for professional concrete and masonry contractors in the United States and Canada. The combined company has 87 branches with over 1,300 employees and offers over 60,000 SKUs to nearly 50,000 customers.

Williams is a leading regional distributor of construction supply materials and equipment, operating 12 branches in the Mid-South U.S., “As a family owned business, we wanted to ensure our next partner was one we could grow with,” said Gordon McIntyre, President of Williams. “Working with Construction Supply Group is the perfect next step for our customers, our employees and our family.” Williams will continue to operate under the Williams Equipment & Supply brand name, and Gordon McIntyre will continue as President.

Richform is an established single-branch operator based in Vancouver and will be integrated into Brock White Canada. “The addition of Richform expands our strength in many product categories, allowing us to better meet the needs of our customers,” said Neil Fast, President of Brock White Canada; “We’re excited to partner with the Richform team and continue to grow the business.”

“We’re looking forward to drawing on the unique strengths of these two organizations to help us on our path to becoming the number one construction supply distributor in North America,” said Mitch Williams, CEO of Construction Supply Group. “This is a great opportunity to extend our geographic footprint and expand our capabilities and service offering including rental equipment.” Construction Supply Group will continue to seek further additions to its family of specialty construction supply distribution businesses.

About The Sterling Group

Founded in 1982, The Sterling Group is a private equity investment firm that targets controlling interests in basic manufacturing, distribution and industrial services companies. Typical enterprise values of these companies range from $100 million to $750 million. Sterling has sponsored the buyout of 52 platform companies and numerous add-on acquisitions for a total transaction value of over $10.0 billion. Currently, Sterling has over $1.8 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit www.sterling-group.com.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results and all investments are subject to loss.

Construction Supply Group, a Portfolio Company of The Sterling Group, Acquires Zia Concrete Supply

The Sterling Group, a Houston-based middle market private equity firm, announced that its portfolio company, Construction Supply Group (“CSG”), has completed the acquisition of Zia Concrete Supply, a construction supply distributor operating out of Albuquerque, New Mexico since 1997.  Construction Supply Group is a leader in the distribution of construction materials, accessories and tools, primarily for professional concrete and masonry contractors in the United States and Canada. The combined company has 74 branches with over 1,150 employees and offers over 70,000 SKUs to nearly 25,000 customers.

Zia Concrete Supply is the seventh acquisition by Sterling as a part of the Construction Supply platform. In late 2016, Sterling acquired Brock White Company, LLC, Border Construction Specialties, LLC and Stetson Building Products to form Construction Supply Group. The company later executed a carve-out of five Gerdau distribution branches and the acquisitions of Carter Waters and Brock White of Wisconsin, extending its footprint throughout the Midwest. Following the transaction, Zia Concrete Supply will be integrated into CSG’s Southwestern business unit, Border Construction Specialties. “Construction Supply Group is the ideal partner for us,” said Mike and Grace Moore, Owners of Zia Concrete Supply. “Their platform will allow us to better serve our customers in the New Mexico market, and we are excited to grow with the business.”

“We look forward to partnering with Mike and Grace Moore and Zia Concrete Supply’s employees as we expand our footprint across the Southwest into New Mexico,” said Brian Saker, President of Border Construction Specialties. “This acquisition furthers our goal of providing comprehensive service and product offerings to professional contractors across North America,” said Mitch Williams, CEO of Construction Supply Group. Construction Supply Group will continue to seek further additions to its family of construction distribution businesses.

About The Sterling Group

Founded in 1982, The Sterling Group is a private equity investment firm that targets controlling interests in basic manufacturing, distribution and industrial services companies. Typical enterprise values of these companies range from $100 million to $750 million. Sterling has sponsored the buyout of 52 platform companies and numerous add-on acquisitions for a total transaction value of over $10.0 billion. Currently, Sterling has over $2.2 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit www.sterling-group.com.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results and all investments are subject to loss.

Construction Supply Group, A Portfolio Company of The Sterling Group, Acquires Brock White of Wisconsin


HOUSTON, TX (December 29, 2017) - The Sterling Group, a Houston-based middle market private equity firm, announced that its portfolio company, Construction Supply Group (“CSG”), has completed the acquisition of Brock White of Wisconsin, a construction supply distributor in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. Construction Supply Group is a leader in the distribution of construction materials and accessories and tools, primarily for professional concrete and masonry contractors in the United States and Canada. The combined company has 73 branches with 1,150 employees and offers over 70,000 SKUs to nearly 25,000 customers.


Brock White of Wisconsin is the sixth acquisition by Sterling as a part of the Construction Supply platform. Brock White of Wisconsin spun out of CSG’s Brock White subsidiary in 1973 and has been operating in the Milwaukee area since that time. Following the transaction, Brock White of Wisconsin will be integrated into Brock White and will continue to go to market under the Brock White name. “Construction Supply Group and Brock White are the perfect fit for our company,” said Julie Anderson, Owner and President of Brock White of Wisconsin. “My father acquired the business from Brock White in 1973. By rejoining with Brock White, the business has come full circle. We are excited about the combined company’s future.”


“This acquisition continues our path toward building North America's leading construction supply distributor. The business gives us better access to serve the Milwaukee market. We are excited to add another great team with many years of experience and success to the CSG family,” said Mitch Williams, CEO of Construction Supply Group.


In late 2016, Sterling acquired Brock White Company, LLC, Border Construction Specialties, LLC and Stetson Building Products to form Construction Supply Group. The company later executed a carve-out of five Gerdau distribution branches and the acquisition of Carter Waters, extending its footprint throughout the Midwest. Construction Supply Group will continue to seek further additions to its family of construction distribution businesses.


About The Sterling Group
Founded in 1982, The Sterling Group is a private equity investment firm that targets controlling interests in basic manufacturing, distribution and industrial services companies. Typical enterprise values of these companies range from $100 million to $750 million. Sterling has sponsored the buyout of 51 platform companies and numerous add-on acquisitions for a total transaction value of over $10.0 billion. Currently, Sterling has over $2.2 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit www.sterling-group.com.

Construction Supply Group, A Portfolio Company of The Sterling Group, Acquires Carter Waters

HOUSTON, TX (June 30, 2017) - The Sterling Group, a Houston-based middle market private equity firm, announced that its portfolio company, Construction Supply Group, has completed the acquisition of Carter Waters.  Construction Supply Group is a leader in the distribution of construction materials and accessories and tools, primarily for professional concrete and masonry contractors in the United States and Canada. The combined company has 72 branches with 1,150 employees and offers over 70,000 SKUs to nearly 25,000 customers.

Carter Waters is the fifth business acquired by Sterling as part of the Construction Supply platform. In late 2016, Sterling acquired Brock White Company, LLC, Border Construction Specialties, LLC and Stetson Building Products to form Construction Supply Group. Brock White, Border and Stetson have strong branch footprints in Western Canada, the Upper Midwest and the Southwest.  The company later executed a carve-out of five Gerdau distribution branches in the Midwest.  The acquisition of Carter Waters’ 19 construction distribution branches will expand the company’s lower Midwest footprint ranging from Kansas to Ohio.  

 “We are thrilled to welcome the Carter Waters team to the Construction Supply family. They have built an exceptional business that will continue to provide exceptional service to customers while expanding our footprint,” said Mitch Williams, CEO of Construction Supply Group.

The scale of Construction Supply has grown rapidly through the combination of 5 leading distributors, each with no more than 20 branches but with exceptional track records of growth, customer service and loyal customer relationships. Construction Supply Group will continue to seek further additions to its family of construction distribution businesses.

 

About The Sterling Group :

Founded in 1982, The Sterling Group is a private equity investment firm that targets controlling interests in basic manufacturing, distribution and industrial services companies. Typical enterprise values of these companies range from $100 million to $750 million. Sterling has sponsored the buyout of 51 platform companies and numerous add-on acquisitions for a total transaction value of over $10.0 billion. Currently, Sterling has over $2.2 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit www.sterling-group.com.

Construction Supply Group, A Portfolio Company of The Sterling Group, Acquires Five Gerdau Construction Products Branches

 

HOUSTON, TX (May 3, 2017) – The Sterling Group, a Houston-based middle market private equity firm, announced the acquisition of five distribution branches from Gerdau Construction Products. The branches will become a part of Sterling’s portfolio company, Construction Supply Group.

Construction Supply Group is a leader in the distribution of construction materials, accessories and tools, primarily for professional concrete and masonry contractors in the United States and Canada. The combined company has 53 branches with 850 employees and offers over 70,000 SKUs to nearly 25,000 customers.

In late 2016, Sterling acquired Brock White Company, LLC, Border Construction Specialties, LLC and Stetson Building Products to form Construction Supply Group. Brock White, Border and Stetson each have strong branch footprints in Western Canada, the Upper Midwest and the Southwest.  The acquisition of the five Gerdau branches in Appleton, Wisconsin; Madison, Wisconsin; Decatur, Illinois; Urbana, Illinois and Eldridge, Iowa will allow Construction Supply Group to further serve customers in those territories.

“The Gerdau branch additions will further strengthen our footprint and ability to provide exceptional service to customers. We look forward to partnering with the Gerdau employees as we continue to build the platform,” said Mitch Williams, CEO of Construction Supply Group.

 Construction Supply Holdings Names Mitch Williams  President and CEO

HOUSTON, TX (February 20, 2017) – Construction Supply Holdings today announced the appointment of Mitch Williams as President and CEO.  Construction Supply Holdings is a leader in the distribution of construction materials, accessories and tools, primarily for professional concrete and masonry contractors in the United States and Canada. The company has 48 branches with 750 employees and offers over 70,000 SKUs for nearly 25,000 customers.

 

Most recently, Mitch was the CEO of Rexel’s $1.7 billion Asia Pacific region which was comprised of 13 countries, more than 250 branches and over 3,000 employees.  Having spent his entire career in distribution, Mitch brings valuable experience to Construction Supply.  “Mitch brings proven experience in sales, commercial leadership, operational excellence, supply chain, acquisitions and integration. These are all things that will make him an exceptional partner for our existing teams, customers and vendors,” said Brian Henry, a Partner at The Sterling Group.  

 

In late 2016, The Sterling Group, a middle market private equity firm based in Houston, Texas, brought together Brock White Company, LLC, Border Construction Specialties, LLC and Stetson Building Products, Inc., forming Construction Supply Holdings. Each an industry leader in their respective markets, the combined companies represent a much broader geographic footprint and the opportunity to continue providing best-in-class products and services to their growing customer bases.   

 

“Sterling and each of the three legacy teams have a shared vision and plan to build a best-in-class distribution business,” said Mitch Williams. “The opportunity to join such a strong team with a passion for construction materials add to the a winning organizations was one I couldn’t pass up.”   Sterling has a long history of partnering with management to build businesses and transform segments of the building products industry, including successful investments in Roofing Supply Group and American Bath Group.

Construction Supply Group Names Tom Leahy the Vice President of Supplier Relationship Development

DENVER, CO (March 27, 2017) – Construction Supply Group has announced the appointment of Tom Leahy to the position of Vice President of Supplier Relationship Development, effective April 3, 2017. 

 

Tom is a 20 year veteran of Border Construction Specialties, an industry leader in the Southeast. Tom served as Chief Operating Officer of Border and also provides over 30 years of industry experience and is heavily engaged in the construction supply industry. Most recently, Tom was named 2017 President of the Specialty Tools and Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA). “Tom is passionate about the industry, our customers and our supplier partners. Tom will bring that passion and focus to build long term partnerships with our suppliers,” said Mitch Williams, CEO of Construction Supply Group.

 

“The Construction Supply platform offers the opportunity to bring even greater value to our customers, suppliers and employees alike,” said Leahy. “I look forward to working closely with all of our partners to bring best-in-class products and services to our growing customer base.”  

 

Construction Supply Group is a leader in the distribution of construction materials, accessories and tools primarily for professional concrete and masonry contractors in the United States and Canada. The company was formed in 2016 through the combination of Brock White Company, LLC, Border Construction Specialties, LLC and Stetson Building Products, Inc., each leaders in their respective markets. The company has 48 branches with 750 employees and offers over 70,000 SKUs for nearly 25,000 customers.

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