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American Construction Source names new COO

Veteran Tom Tolleson recently served as Midwest President for Meek’s Lumber.

BY HBSDealer Staff

American Construction Source (ACS) has named Tom Tolleson as the pro dealer’s new chief operating officer.

Tolleson will report directly to ACS CEO James Drexinger. ACS has more than 70 locations in 7 states.

ACS said that Tolleson brings decades of expertise leading lumber and building materials organizations to develop lean operations, deploy effective sales and marketing programs, identify organic and inorganic growth opportunities, and integrate mergers and acquisitions.

Tolleson most recently served as Midwest Division President at ACS portfolio company Meek’s Lumber Company. Prior to joining Meek’s, he served in senior sales, marketing and operations leadership roles at BMC Stock Holdings, Bison Building Materials, and Copeland Lumber Yards.

“Tom is well known and widely respected for his ability to expand opportunities within the current customer base, cultivate new customer targets, mobilize resources to achieve profitable growth, and foster lasting customer relationships through collaboration,” said Mr. Drexinger. “ACS continues investing in experienced leaders from the building materials distribution industry to optimize the customer experience and performance of our business.”

“I am excited about the opportunity at ACS to help create a high performance organization by leveraging best practices across the company, developing our talent, and simplifying our operational model,” said Tolleson. “ACS remains focused on delivering the best possible service to our customers and great opportunities for our employees.”

ACS serves custom home builders, repair and remodel contractors, and DIY consumers. The Springfield, Mo.-based company is backed by the private equity and investment firms of Angeles Equity Partners and Clearlake Capital Group.

The dealer was formed after purchasing Meek’s Lumber last September.  ACS quickly expanded with the acquisitions of Edwards Building Center and Breckenridge Building Center less than a month later.

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