The Cook & Boardman Group LLC (C&B), a specialty distributor of commercial entry solutions and systems integration services, has announced its acquisition of OKEE Industries Inc. (West Hartford, Connecticut), Builders Hardware Incorporated (East Haven, Connecticut), Construction Hardware Inc. (Norristown, Pennsylvania), and Hardware Specialties Inc. (Westfield, Massachusetts), collectively known as OKEE. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“OKEE is a highly respected company in our industry, and we are very excited they have decided to join the Cook & Boardman family of companies. They will expand C&B’s coverage in the northeast and their team brings a wealth of experience to our continuing efforts to provide superior customer service,” said David Eisner, CEO of C&B.

The company will continue to operate under the OKEE Industries, Builders Hardware, Construction Hardware and Hardware Specialties names and customer contacts will remain unchanged as a result of the acquisition.

“OKEE has long history providing exceptional service to its customers by meeting by providing high touch communication, unprecedented service along with dedicated project management teams. We are excited to join Cook & Boardman as they transform the industry,” said Sean O’Keefe, president of OKEE.

Platinum Equity acquired a majority interest in Cook & Boardman in 2023. Littlejohn & Co. LLC remains a significant minority shareholder. The transaction represents C&B’s third acquisition under Platinum Equity’s ownership.

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