GMS Expands Footprint in Michigan with Acquisition of Ryan Building Materials

Tucker, Georgia – GMS Inc. (NYSE:GMS), a leading North American distributor of gypsum wallboard and suspended ceiling systems, announced today the acquisition of Ryan Building Materials, Inc., Ryan’s Lakeland Building Materials, LLC and Ryan’s East Building Materials, Inc. (collectively, “RBM”) located in Michigan.

RBM is a leading supplier of interior building supplies to professional contractors throughout Southeastern Michigan founded in 1965. RBM services large and small projects through three conveniently located yards in Southfield, Clarkston and Harrison Township. Bill Johnston, the owner of RBM, and his team, will join GMS to support the Company’s continuing expansion.

Mike Brown, Vice President of the Midwest Division of GMS, stated, “We are excited to welcome the RBM team into the GMS family as we strengthen our presence in the state of Michigan. With Bill and his team on board, I am confident we can further deliver on the high expectations we have set for our Company.”

Mr. Johnston commented, “We are thrilled to join the GMS family. Over the past 50 years, RBM employees have worked extremely hard to provide the best possible customer service to contractors across Southeastern Michigan. GMS shares our commitment to providing excellent service to contractors. We look forward to building on our position as a premier provider of specialty products in Michigan as we move ahead.”

About GMS:

Founded in 1971, GMS operates a national network of distribution centers across the United States. GMS’s extensive product offering of wallboard, suspended ceilings systems, or ceilings, and complementary interior construction products is designed to provide a comprehensive one-stop-shop for our core customer, the interior contractor who installs these products in commercial and residential buildings. For more information about GMS, please visit

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