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01/03/2023

Beacon acquires Whitney Building Products

The Boston-based distributor provides commercial and multifamily waterproofing and restoration products.
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Whitney adds another distributor location to Beacon's growing waterprooing materials division.

Beacon announced this morning that it has acquired of Whitney Building Products, LLC, a distributor of commercial and multifamily waterproofing and restoration products located in Boston.

Whitney has served the construction and restoration industry in New England since 1946 and has over 200 years of combined experience on its team.

“We are thrilled to announce that Whitney is joining Beacon,” said Brendan Byrne, president of Whitney. “We believe this next chapter of our history will enable us to continue serving our loyal customers and bring them the benefits of Beacon’s scale, especially given their recent acquisition of Coastal. The trusted relationships we have built will endure and grow as our capabilities expand as part of the Beacon team.”

The financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Last year, Beacon acquired another specialty distributor of waterproofing products —Coastal Construction Products. Based in Jacksonville, Fla., Coastal operates 18 locations in the South and Midwest and had an estimated 2022 sales of $250 million.

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Prior to the Coastal acquisition, Beacon has been selling waterproofing products throughout its commercial and residential roofing branches as well as 13 specialty locations in the West.

“We could not be more pleased to welcome Whitney’s employees and customers,” said Martin Harrell, president of Beacon’s waterproofing division. “We now have over 30 dedicated waterproofing branches across the U.S. providing tremendous depth of specialty waterproofing service to customers as well as career opportunities for employees. In addition, this acquisition demonstrates the continued expansion of our footprint consistent with achieving our Ambition 2025 growth targets.”

Based in Herndon, Va., Beacon operates more than 470 branches in the United States and Canada. The company distributes building materials, including roofing, siding, and complementary products.

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