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Gypsum Management and Supply (GMS) Acquires J&B Materials, Inc.

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Tucker, GA - Gypsum Management and Supply, Inc. (GMS), a leading distributor of drywall in the U.S., has made a strategic entrance into California and Hawaii markets by acquiring San Diego based J&B Materials, Inc. and its affiliated Hawaiian operation, Pono Building Materials, LLC.

“We are pleased to bring J&B Materials and Pono Building Materials into the GMS family,” says Mike Callahan, president of GMS. “Their commitment to delivering exceptional service, knowledgeable personnel, and an expansive product suite with a focus on safety fits well within our culture. This partnership provides us with an excellent opportunity to expand our service area into California and Hawaii while enhancing our West Coast coverage."

J&B Materials has been a building materials supplier for more than three decades. With locations in El Cajon, Escondido, Riverside, and El Centro, California, and one in Honolulu, Hawaii, J&B offers a wide variety of building products including drywall, stucco, lath and plaster, and fasteners, among others.

J&B Materials also provides timely delivery and stocking, but it’s much more than that for them. “We go above and beyond customer expectations and strive to get the job done right the first time,” said J&B president, Bob Young. “We have a quality, trained staff to provide the best possible services and products. Partnering with GMS, one of the most outstanding and respected distributors in this industry, is going to serve us and our customers very well.”

Don Taylor, the GMS VP of Operations for the Western Region, sees the acquisition as a key step in growing the GMS footprint in California and the whole southwestern U.S. “We feel J&B with its exceptional customer relationships and strong brand name will be a key component to further expansion. With Bob and Jeff Young joining our team this will give us the additional management depth to continue our growth.”

About GMS:

GMS is a leading distributor of drywall, acoustical ceilings and other specialty building materials in the United States. Founded in 1971, GMS now operates a network of more than 150 distribution centers nationwide. For more information about GMS, visit www.gms.com.

About J&B Materials:

J&B Materials, Inc., was founded in 1979 as a trucking and stocking company. With over 30 years’ experience, J&B Materials has developed into a full service building materials supplier with a guiding philosophy, “Where Service Is Key.” With four centers conveniently located in Southern California and one in Hawaii, they have serviced residential, commercial and government work across the country. For more information, please visit www.jbmaterials.com.

For more information about GMS please visit www.gms.com or email marketing@gms.com.

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