L&W Supply Acquires Holmes Drywall Supply

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 170 branches in 35 states. More information about L&W is available online at www.lwsupply.com(opens in a new tab).

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(opens in a new tab).

About Leo Law Firm

Leo Law Firm, a business law firm based in Huntsville, Alabama, represented L&W Supply in this transaction with attorneys Todd BurkettTrevor Moore, and Mattison Sutton working on this matter for L&W Supply. L&W’s parent company, ABC Supply, has been a client of Leo Law Firm for over 30 years, during which period Leo Law Firm has worked with ABC Supply and its affiliates on transactional and litigation matters across the United States.


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