Builders FirstSource Acquires West Orange LumberAugust 3rd, 2014 by DWM Magazine
Dallas-based Builders FirstSource Inc. purchased West Orange Lumber Co. Inc. in Groveland, Fla. The transaction closed on July 31.
West Orange supplies lumber, roof and floor trusses, custom windows and doors, as well as installation services, to both residential homebuilders and commercial contractors in the Central Florida region. Sales were approximately $15 million for fiscal 2013.
“The acquisition of West Orange provides us with an extensive customer base that includes custom and semi-custom builders, along with commercial contractors, and fits nicely within our overall growth strategy,” says Builders FirstSource CEO Floyd Sherman. “This new location also offers onsite manufacturing capabilities of roof and floor trusses, and will allow us to more easily serve the fast growing, northern portion of the Orlando market, providing us with an excellent opportunity to significantly grow our share in this market. We welcome the employees of West Orange to the Builders FirstSource family and look forward to growing such a well-established business.”
Neil Britt, former owner of West Orange, adds, “I am very grateful for the loyal years of service from the West Orange employees and for the long-standing supplier and customer relationships that have been built over the years. This is a great opportunity for all.”
John Arellano, vice president of West Orange Lumber, will remain as general manager of the operation.