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Bozzuto Homes names new director of construction

BY Brae Canlen

The Bozzuto Group, a residential builder based in Greenbelt, Md., has hired Chris Block as its new director of construction. 

“[Block] will be directly responsible for all homebuilding construction activities for Bozzuto Homes, including our newest communities – Uptown at Murray Hill in Annapolis, Towson Green in Towson, and Uplands in Baltimore City," said Tom Baum, president Bozzuto Homes. "His experience and knowledge of operations and construction in the Mid-Atlantic homebuilding market will prove to be valuable assets in the current real estate climate."

Block previously held several executive level positions at Caruso Homes, Inc., most recently as executive VP, where he managed daily operations for the regional homebuilder. He also served as director of operations for Golden Builders, Inc., an Annapolis-based custom homebuilder. 

Prior to his career in the homebuilding industry, Block spent nine years as a lumber broker for various companies. 

Headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, The Bozzuto Group is a diversified residential real estate firm consisting of six integrated companies – acquisitions, construction, development, homebuilding, land development and property management – that together provide a broad range of real estate services throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

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WOLF brings K&B to new states

BY HBSDEALER Staff

York, Pa.-based WOLF expanded its service area for kitchen and bath products to include Ohio and parts of Tennessee.

The move brings the number of states WOLF serves to 19. WOLF describes itself as the largest supplier of kitchen cabinets in the United States and a leading provider of composite and PVC decking, railing, trimboards and other building products.

WOLF logistics began in June filling orders to dealers in a region that includes Cleveland, Akron and Columbus, Ohio, as well as dealers in eastern and central Tennessee. 

WOLF currently distributes kitchen and bath materials to 3,000 pro dealers across the East Coast of the United States.

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HD Supply Facilities Maintenance to purchase Atlanta firm

BY Ken Clark

HD Supply Facilities Maintenance, a leading distributor of maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products, has announced its intention to acquire Peachtree Business Products. Headquartered in Marietta, Ga., Peachtree Business Products supplies a wide variety of products for property managers in residential and commercial settings, everything from marketing materials to pool supplies, mailboxes, benches and cleaning supplies. The firm also services medical facilities, schools and universities, churches and funeral homes.

Anesa Chaibi, president and CEO of HD Supply Facilities Maintenance, said in a prepared statement: “In addition to acquiring a premium business with strong cultural fit and great end-market alignment, this acquisition supports our commitment to provide the right products, services and solutions for our customers.”

The purchase of Peachtree Business Products further strengthens the San Diego-based HD Supply Facilities Maintenance’s national position by enhancing the depth and diversity of products and services for existing and new customers. It also aligns with HD Supply’s long-term, core leadership business growth strategy, the announcement said.

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