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SRS Distribution Announces the Upcoming Acquisition of B&L Wholesale Supply, Inc.

By Dan R. Tinker January 19, 2015


SRS Distribution (“SRS” or “the Company”) announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire B&L
Wholesale Supply (“B&L”), a preeminent distributor of roofing and related residential and commercial building
products, supplies and services. The acquisition of Rochester, NY-based B&L is the largest in SRS’ history and
adds four locations across New York and Pennsylvania. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed. B&L was founded in 1950 and currently employs a team of over 225 people. B&L services a primary market
area of Western New York, Eastern and Central Pennsylvania and Northeastern Ohio. B&L’s customer base
includes roofing contractors (both residential and commercial), large homebuilders and home improvement
contractors. Don Tomeny, Bob Latour and Art Finocchario, joint owners, and B&L’s entire sales and operations
team will be staying with the company to run the branches going forward, which will ensure continuity and
consistency for the customers, employees and suppliers of B&L. SRS will continue to operate these branches
under the B&L Wholesale Supply name as a new stand-alone region.

Ron Ross, Chairman and CEO of SRS Distribution, commented, "We are excited to begin this new chapter in
our history with the strategic acquisition of B&L. A fellow member of the American Wholesale Distributor
Alliance and a market leader, B&L is a company we have followed and admired for some time and is a key
component to SRS’ expansion plans in the Northeast. Being from Upstate New York myself, it has been a longterm
goal to have a business in this region and I could not ask for a better company than B&L to end up being
our platform in my home state. We are thrilled to partner with Don, Bob and Art and look forward to
welcoming the entire B&L team into the SRS family.”

Don Tomeny, President of B&L, added, “B&L was presented with many strategic opportunities, but we chose to
align with our friends at SRS and are very excited about the future. We believe that this is the ideal time for this
partnership as it establishes a strong foundation for our next phase of growth. The combination of SRS’
additional resources along with our customer-first approach will provide a huge opportunity for growth.
Together, we look to provide many new career development opportunities for our employees and expand on
our long track record of success in the coming years.”

Headquartered in McKinney, TX, SRS is a roofing distribution holding company that with the addition of B&L
Wholesale Supply will include 136 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/CA/UT/AZ/ID), Stoneway (WA),
Pace Supply (PA/CT/NJ), Heritage Wholesalers (MA/NH/CT), Myles F. Kelly (NJ/NY), Sierra Roofing Supply (NV)
and B&L Wholesale Supply (NY/PA). SRS is a portfolio company of Berkshire Partners LLC.


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