Spahn & Rose entering Georgia

The Iowa-based pro dealer is acquiring Metro Building Products of Marietta, Ga.
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Spahn & Rose Lumber Co. reported that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Metro Building Products, based in Marietta, Georgia. 

“Metro Building Products shares the same values and corporate culture as Spahn & Rose,” said Dave Davis, CEO of Spahn & Rose. “Like Spahn & Rose, Metro provides outstanding service to both contractor and homeowner customers. This was a unique business opportunity, and we’re very proud to have Metro join Spahn & Rose.” 

Spahn & Rose has no plans to change Metro Building Products’ name, marketing focus or local management, Davis says. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

The move will unite two successful, longtime lumber and building material companies, Spahn & Rose said.

Founded in 1904, Spahn & Rose is a leading lumber distributor in the Midwest with 23 locations throughout Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin.

Joe McKenzie and his wife, Tina, founded Metro Building Products in 1991. The company serves professional builders, remodelers and homeowners in Atlanta, Kennesaw, Smyrna, Sandy Springs, Vinings and several other communities throughout Cobb County in northwest Georgia. 

Metro specializes in building materials including cedar, douglas fir timbers, decking, cedar shakes, Big Green Egg grills, along with iron and aluminum railings. 

“For more than three decades, Metro Building Products has always maintained a high level of customer service while providing quality products to contractors and homeowners,” McKenzie said. “Metro has been growing and thriving, and with Spahn & Rose we’re going to have new and exciting opportunities to serve our customers.” 

The acquisition of Metro Building Products will mark the third major addition for Spahn & Rose in the past three years.

In February 2019, the dealer acquired the Lake Geneva, Wisconsin–based Dunn Lumber, and in February 2020, it acquired Reinbeck, Iowa–based Moeller & Walter Lumber.

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