Gillman Home Center, the nine-unit hardware and pro dealer based in Batesville, Ind., has acquired Aurora Lumber, a 150-year old company located in Aurora. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
According to Curtis Gillman, Gillman Home Center vice president of operations, the company will begin making strategic updates to Aurora Lumber immediately, expanding its product selection, and initiating store enhancements inside and out. The company will eventually transition to the Gillman Home Center name and brand identity, the company said in a press release.
“This really will be the best of both worlds for Aurora Lumber’s customers and employees,” Gillman said. “We are excited about combining the aspects that have made Aurora a successful business for more than 150 years with the unique benefits of Gillman Home Center and creating an outstanding new lumber and home improvement resource for the community.”
Owned by the Petty family for more than 50 years, Aurora Lumber sells lumber, hardware and specialty items for contractors and remodelers.
“We believe this is the best decision for the future of our business and its role in the Aurora community,” explained John Petty of Aurora Lumber. “It ensures Aurora Lumber will remain an important resource. Just as importantly, our employees can continue to provide outstanding service and support to our customers. We look forward to this new chapter in our company’s story with Gillman Home Center.”
Gillman Home operates nine locations in Indiana and Ohio and has approximately 200 employees.