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SRS Distribution Announces the Launch of Commercial Distribution Specialists

By Dan R. Tinker January 26, 2015

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SRS Distribution (“SRS” or “the Company”) announced today that it has launched Commercial Distribution Specialists (“CDS”), a new dedicated commercial division of distribution locations with a focused brand and identity. Phase I of the CDS roll-out plan includes two inaugural branch locations in Dallas and Houston, Texas under the leadership of Ken Greer, a 35+ year industry veteran. Each location will carry a full stocking position of leading commercial roofing, waterproofing, and building envelope products with a trained technical inside and outside salesforce.

The Dallas location will be led by Kyle Smith, a 12+ year industry veteran with an extensive background in commercial roofing in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Kyle has been with Southern Shingles and SRS for his entire career, most recently serving as branch manager of the Southern Shingles Dallas location. The Houston location will be led by Brian Hudson, a 20+ year industry veteran, who has served in various roles, including inside and outside sales and branch manager. Both Kyle and Brian will report to Ken Greer, Vice President of the new CDS Division.

Dan Tinker, President and Chief Operating Officer of SRS Distribution, commented, "We are excited to kick-off our national expansion into the tier one commercial roofing, waterproofing, and building envelope system market with a new standalone commercial division. We plan to build a national network of fully dedicated commercial branches with an unparalleled service offering, the deepest inventory, and the most technical salesforce. We especially thank our strategic supplier partners in supporting our new venture and their assistance on the implementation of the revolutionary CDS model in the marketplace.”

Headquartered in McKinney, TX, SRS is a roofing distribution holding company that with the addition of Commercial Distribution Specialists will include 138 locations in 37 states operating under the names: Suncoast Roofers Supply (FL), Southern Shingles (TX/OK/LA/AR), SRS Roofing Supply (AL, MS), Rowe Supply (GA/SC), Atlanta Roofing Supply (GA), Cannon Supply (SC), Columbia Wholesale (SC), Midwest Roofing Supply (IL/MN/IA/OH), D.J. Roofing Supply (KS/MO), Gary-Hobart Roofing Supply (IN), River City Wholesale (KY), Superior Distribution (TN/MD/VA/NC), Shake & Shingle Supply (CO/KS/MO/IL), Roofline Supply (OR/WA/CA/UT/AZ/ID), Stoneway (WA), Pace Supply (PA/NJ), Heritage Wholesalers (MA/NH/CT), Myles F. Kelly (NJ/NY), Sierra Roofing Supply (NV), B&L Wholesale Supply (NY/PA) and Commercial Distribution Specialists (TX). SRS is a portfolio company of Berkshire Partners LLC.

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