Gypsum Management and Supply Inc. (GMS), a drywall distributor, has signed an agreement to acquire Ohio Valley Building Products based in Wheeling, W. Va. Ohio Valley Building Products will be the 34th wholly owned subsidiary of GMS. The deal marks the strategic entrance of GMS into West Virginia, western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio.
“We are excited about the addition of Ohio Valley to the GMS family,” says Mike Anderson, vice president of the Northeast region. “The greater Pittsburgh/Ohio Valley market has been of key interest to us for years. Eric Bayer and his team will be key to us growing in this market in the future.”
Eric Bayer, president and owner of Ohio Valley Building Products LLC indicates he and his team are excited about the opportunity: “I am very excited to join with GMS. We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service and that fits well with GMS. We cannot wait to get started.”
Mike Callahan, president of GMS says of the acquisition: “We are pleased to bring Ohio Valley into the GMS family. Eric and his team’s commitment to delivering exceptional quality of service, personnel, products and safety fits with the GMS culture. This partnership fits with GMS’ growth plans and provides the opportunity to expand our service footprint into Pittsburgh and surrounding areas.”