Builders FirstSource Completes Acquisition of National Lumber
Addition of the largest independent materials supplier in New England significantly bolsters Northeast network
Enhances R&R and value-added solutions offerings
DALLAS, Jan. 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Builders FirstSource, Inc. (NYSE: BLDR) (“Builders FirstSource”), today announced that it has acquired National Lumber, the largest independent building materials supplier in New England. National Lumber operates 19 facilities and employs more than 700 people across Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island, with a diverse mix of products and end markets. National Lumber sales are expected to be approximately $440 million in 2021.
“We are thrilled to further expand our capabilities into New England by welcoming National Lumber to the Builders FirstSource family,” said Dave Flitman, President and CEO of Builders FirstSource. “The company’s diverse building materials and service offerings, which include prefabricated components to millwork and their strong R&R mix, will add even more depth to the value-added solutions Builders FirstSource customers rely on. We look forward to strengthening our presence in New England while continuing to pursue additional acquisition and organic growth opportunities across the nation.”
“Following 87 years as a family-owned company, we are excited about our future with BFS, the biggest, and more importantly, the best supplier of building materials to professionals in the country,” said Steven Kaitz, National Lumber Co-CEO. “My sister, Margie, and I have been stewards for over 45 years of a business built by our grandfather, dad, uncle and now our dedicated employees, who will get to share in our continued success.”
National Lumber President Manny Pina, along with other key members of senior leadership, will continue their tenures managing local operations following the acquisition.
The JIAN Group LLC acted as financial advisor to National Lumber.
About Builders FirstSource
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Builders FirstSource is the largest U.S. supplier of building products, prefabricated components, and value-added services to the professional market segment for new residential construction and repair and remodeling. We provide customers an integrated homebuilding solution, offering manufacturing, supply, delivery and installation of a full range of structural and related building products. With the acquisition of National Lumber, we operate in 42 states with approximately 580 locations and have a market presence in 47 of the top 50 and 85 of the top 100 MSA’s, providing geographic diversity and balanced end market exposure. We service customers from strategically located distribution and manufacturing facilities (certain of which are co-located) that produce value-added products, such as roof and floor trusses, wall panels, stairs, vinyl windows, custom millwork, and pre-hung doors. Builders FirstSource also distributes dimensional lumber and lumber sheet goods, millwork, windows, interior and exterior doors, and other building products. For more information about Builders FirstSource, visit the Company’s website at www.bldr.com.
About National Lumber
National Lumber has been serving the New England area since 1934. Now in its third generation, this family owned and operated company is led by co‐CEO siblings Steven Kaitz and Margie Kaitz Seligman, and company president Manny Pina. With ten lumberyards (MA, RI, CT), eleven Benjamin Moore paint locations, seven Kitchen Views showrooms, two Reliable Truss and Components manufacturing facilities (MA & CT), plus specialized divisions that include engineering, drywall, installed insulation, and custom millwork manufacturing, the National Lumber Family of Companies is qualified to provide building solutions to those in New England and beyond.
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