July 1, 2010
ProBuild Opening New Facilities In Washington D.C. Area and San Antonio - Moves to boost footprint in key housing markets
DENVER, July 1, 2010 – ProBuild Company LLC, the nation’s largest professional building materials supplier, today announced it has reached an agreement to purchase some of the assets of Chopp Lumber, a building materials supplier based in Waldorf, MD. ProBuild also announced the opening of a new millwork facility in San Antonio, TX.
These transactions give ProBuild an increased presence in two of the top 20 housing markets in the country, both of which analysts predict will see significant growth in the next several years.
The Maryland location will supply trusses, wall panels and lumber to the residential and commercial markets of the greater Washington, D.C market and southern Maryland. The new location follows ProBuild’s opening of a components manufacturing facility in Winchester, VA this past March to serve the western and northern segments of Metro DC.
The new millwork facility in San Antonio enables ProBuild to serve the market more quickly and efficiently than had been the case from its millwork operation in Austin.
“These are two very important markets for us,” said ProBuild CEO Paul Hylbert. “Our teams in both areas understand this, and the combination of their local market expertise and ProBuild’s national scope will be of tremendous value to our customers in these markets.”
The new facilities in Maryland and Texas build upon ProBuild’s national presence of more than 470 centers in 42 states and follow its acquisition in May of Oso Lumber in the greater Seattle market in Washington State.
ProBuild Holdings is the nation’s largest supplier of building materials to professional contractors. ProBuild currently operates more than 470 lumber and building product distribution, manufacturing and assembly centers serving 42 U.S. states. ProBuild sells a broad selection of building materials including lumber and plywood, engineered wood, gypsum wallboard and other drywall products, millwork, trusses, roofing, siding products, tools, insulation materials, and metal and hardware specialties. The company’s manufacturing activities include trusses, wall panels, millwork, and pre-hung door and window fabrication. ProBuild’s construction services include the installation of framing, millwork, insulation and other products. To learn more about ProBuild, visit their website at www.probuild.com.
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