Elite Roofing Supply Celebrates its Fifth Year in Business with Six Branch Openings

Elite Roofing Supply recently added branches in Monroe and Bossier City, LA; Tucson and Mesa, AZ; and Denver, CO to its list of branch locations and is scheduled to open Lynwood, CA on September 1, 2018. Founded in 2013, Elite’s mission is to provide roofers with an independent distributor that is knowledgeable in both commercial and residential roofing and committed to being good stewards in the industry and serving the professional roofing contractor community.

Recognizing the Louisiana market was underserved, Elite opened two strategically-placed locations in Bossier City and Monroe. The Bossier City branch with its 11 team members and fleet of three trucks, serves the surrounding Shreveport area and is operated by Managing Partner, Robert McCalman. Robert is from Bossier City and has been in the construction industry for 25 years, 14 of which have been in roofing distribution. The Monroe, LA location serves customers within a 100-mile radius of its location. Managing Partner and Branch Manager, Doug Norman, a Louisiana native, has a long history in the industry having worked in building product distribution as an owner and manager for over 35 years. He oversees a team of 12 highly skilled people and a fleet of four trucks to serve the area.

With its roots in Arizona, Elite’s growth with its Mesa and Tucson branches expands its opportunity to service this important market. The Tucson location is led by Managing Partner, Rick D’Alessio, a seasoned professional with over 30 years in the roofing and construction industry. This branch employs 11 people and operates four vehicles in its fleet. Paul LeFevre is the managing partner of the Mesa branch, overseeing a team of 14 people and a fleet of four vehicles. Paul has more than 30 years of industry experience starting in 1986 as a truck driver and quickly moving into an inside sales position. He ascended the ranks holding different positions such as Purchasing Manager, Manager of Procurement and Regional Manager for one of the larger distributors.

The Lynwood, CA branch is placed at a key location close to where I-105 meets I-710 to serve the South Los Angeles area. Managing Partner and Branch Manager, Rick Sasseen has been in the building products distribution industry for over 30 years. Working in various roles including driver, crane operator, inside sales, operations and management, Rick knows the business inside and out. A native Californian, Rick will oversee a team of 15 people at this location with its five trucks and looks forward to opening their doors in September.

Elites’ CEO and Chairman of the Board, Brian Torry says, “We open branches in markets where we find synergies with the right people who have expressed interest in joining the Elite family. Our goal is clear – to be the preeminent independent distributor west of the Mississippi, and our expansion plans are determined by the strong partners who wish to be part of our independent distribution culture.”

“Elite offers a unique value proposition to our customers,” commented Chief Operating Officer, Sarah Weiss. “Each branch’s managing partner has long-lasting relationships in their markets, understands the challenges of the business and is empowered to partner with customers and vendors to create winning scenarios for all involved. This year marks our fifth year in business and with 12 branches open and more to come, we remain committed to our philosophy of being a locally-owned distributor that provides a customized customer experience and a comprehensive line of quality roofing materials.”

For more information, visit www.eliteroofingsupply.com.

ABC Supply Co. Inc. Acquires the Assets of Landis Supply

Building products distributor ABC Supply Co. Inc. has acquired the assets of Landis Supply, a distributor of exterior building materials, primarily roofing products, for professional contractors. Landis Supply has one branch on 1590 N. Main Road in Vineland, New Jersey, and it will maintain its current location and team of associates.

Landis Supply has more than 40 years of proven history with exterior contractors in Cumberland County.

“The Landis Supply team embodies ABC Supply’s Core Values and is highly dedicated to the industry,” said Tom Kuchan, vice president of ABC Supply’s Northeast Region. “They know quality products and superior customer service. We look forward to working with them as we serve the main thoroughfare for the East Coast.”

For more information, visit www.abcsupply.com.

Marathon Roofing Products Celebrates 50 Years

Marathon Roofing Products and owner Tod Cislo are celebrating a milestone of 50 years in business. Marathon Roofing Products is a manufacturer and distributor of commercial roof drains, vents, equipment, and accessories. They are committed to providing architects, specifiers, and contractors with products, competitive prices, and quality customer service.

Marathon was started in 1967 as a manufacturing facility of copper drains in Buffalo, N.Y., with an emphasis on growing their customer base and line of products. Since those beginnings, Marathon has expanded to its new facility in Orchard Park, N.Y., and now includes a second company called MRP Supports, which sells pedestal support products throughout the U.S., Canada, and countries abroad.

Marathon’s long-time employees work hard to ensure that they will continue to give the service that customers have been used to for all of these years. Marathon’s innovation, relationships with their customers, and their reputation for service will foster continued growth for the future.

ABC Supply Expands through Acquisitions

Building products distributor ABC Supply Co. Inc. has acquired the assets of Siding World, a distributor of siding and other exterior building products, including roofing, windows, doors, decking and gutters. The 40-year old company has locations in 17 markets in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio.

With the conclusion of the transaction, the Siding World stores have become the newest ABC Supply locations. The former Siding World stores join 15 existing ABC Supply branches in Michigan, 13 in Ohio and eight in Indiana.

“We are very happy to welcome the members of the Siding World team to our ABC family,” said Keith Rozolis, president and chief executive officer of ABC Supply. “Siding World’s strong position in the siding market complements the ABC Supply product offering and expands our ability to serve contractors in these markets.”

All of the Siding World branch associates are remaining with the organization. That means Siding World customers will continue to work with the people they have come to know and rely on.

Siding World’s Michigan stores are in Battle Creek, Chesterfield, Clio, Detroit, Fenton, Inkster, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Livonia, Madison Heights, Saginaw, Sanford, Waterford and Wyandotte. There are two locations in Indiana – South Bend and Goshen – and one in Toledo, Ohio.

In addition, ABC Supply Co. has acquired the assets of Wameling Drywall Corp. (doing business as Gilbert Supply Company), a single-location distributor of exterior building products, wallboard and insulation, in Marcy, N.Y.
The branch, located at 9206 River Road, becomes the newest ABC Supply store and is the company’s first in the Utica/Marcy, New York market.

“The Utica/Marcy area is poised for growth,” said Tom Kuchan, vice president of ABC Supply’s Northeast Region, citing the Nano Utica initiative, a public-private partnership that is expected to bring more than 1,000 high-tech jobs to the area and help create New York’s second major hub of nanotechnology research and development. “We look forward to being part of that growth by serving the area’s residential and commercial contractors.”

ABC Supply had been serving Utica/Marcy-area contractors from its branches in Syracuse, New York and Schenectady, New York. “With the addition of a branch in Marcy, we will be able to meet their needs more effectively and efficiently,” Kuchan said.

Customers will continue to work with the Gilbert Supply team they have come to know and rely on, he added. Anthony Wameling, president and co-owner of the former Gilbert Supply is joining ABC Supply. Vincent Conley, vice president and co-owner of the former Gilbert Supply, has retired.

ABC Supply Acquires New Jersey Distributor of Roofing Materials

Building products distributor ABC Supply Co. Inc. has acquired Standard Roofings Inc., dba The Standard Group, New Jersey’s largest independent distributor of roofing materials and other exterior building products. The distributor has stores in Trenton, Morristown, Toms River, Tinton Falls and Manahawkin.

The Standard Group, which was founded by Robert Higginson in 1933, has its roots in a company founded by Robert’s grandfather in the late 1800s in Long Branch, N.J. – Robert Higginson & Son Coal, Lumber and Building Materials.

“The Standard Group is a long-established and highly regarded distributor of building products in the New Jersey market,” said Keith Rozolis, president and chief executive officer of ABC Supply. “We are very excited to have this team, with their ‘Yes is our Standard answer’ attitude, join ABC Supply.”

The addition of The Standard Group locations enhances ABC Supply’s presence in New Jersey, where the company already operates 15 branches.

ABC Supply is the largest wholesale distributor of roofing in the United States and one of the nation’s largest distributors of siding, windows and other select exterior building products. Since its founding by Ken and Diane Hendricks in 1982, ABC Supply’s sole focus has been serving professional contractors – taking care of them better than any other distributor and offering the products, services and support they need to build their businesses. It accomplishes this by being an “employee-first” company that treats its associates with respect and gives them the tools they need to succeed.

Headquartered in Beloit, Wis., ABC Supply has more than 460 branches nationwide. It is an eight-time winner of the Gallup Great Workplace Award.

Rozolis Named New President of ABC Supply Co. Inc.

Keith Rozolis has been named president of building products distributor ABC Supply Co. Inc.

Keith Rozolis has been named president of building products distributor ABC Supply Co. Inc.

Keith Rozolis has been named president of building products distributor ABC Supply Co. Inc. Rozolis, who has been with ABC Supply for 14 years, had been the company’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. He continues in his role as chief operating officer. Rozolis’ day-to-day responsibilities include leading ABC Supply’s branch and manufacturing operations, its marketing and merchandising groups and its divisional companies.