ABC Supply Adds Virginia-Based Distributor

February 27, 2009

ABC Supply Co. Inc. has acquired Chesapeake Siding & Roofing, a wholesale distributor of exterior building products, effective Feb. 23. The transaction provides ABC with two new locations–one in Chesapeake, Va. and one in Jarvisburg, N.C.

“The acquisition of Chesapeake Siding & Roofing fits our strategy of providing accessible locations in all major geographic markets as we continue to build a national network of wholesale distribution centers for the professional contractor,” says David Luck, ABC CEO and president.

As ABC Supply building material centers, the stores will serve residential and commercial construction professionals and carry an assortment of roofing materials, siding, insulation, windows, doors and related tools. All 15 Chesapeake Siding and Roofing employees will be retained by ABC Supply.

“We are pleased to welcome them into the ABC Supply organization,” Luck adds. “We look forward to continuing to support area contractors by providing new products and the additional services they need to serve their customers and grow their businesses.”

Later this year, both stores will be redesigned as Solution Centers, becoming premier destinations for product information and selection for contractors and their clients. With the new locations, ABC Supply has 18 branches in the Mid-Atlantic region, including two stores in Richmond, Va. and locations in Norfolk and Newport News, Va.

Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Beloit, Wis., ABC Supply operates nearly 380 branches in 46 states and the District of Columbia. The company states it is the largest wholesale distributor of roofing in the United States and one of the nation’s largest distributors of siding, windows and other select exterior building products.