Painters Supply & Equipment Co. Acquires ACS of Georgia

Painters Supply & Equipment Co. Acquires ACS of Georgia

The acquisition adds nine locations in Georgia and Alabama, and expands PSE’s market reach into the southeastern U.S.

Painters Supply & Equipment Co. (PSE) announced it has completed the acquisition of ACS of Georgia (ACS). The acquisition adds nine locations in Georgia and Alabama, and expands PSE’s market reach into the southeastern U.S.

ACS, based in Metro Atlanta, is the largest PPG Platinum Distributor headquartered in the Southeast, servicing customers throughout Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee.

“We’re pleased to welcome the ACS of Georgia team to PSE,” said Patrick Mayette, president and CEO of PSE. “ACS is one of the top-performing PBE distributors in the country, and they share the same high-service model philosophy as PSE.”

David Marlow and JP Uren, owners of ACS since 2007, will join PSE as equity partners and will both assume the position of regional vice president. They will continue to deliver industry-leading products and services to their customers, while focusing on expanding the PSE footprint throughout the southeast.

“JP and I are extremely excited about the future for all ACS employees as we join forces with PSE,” said Marlow.

Added Uren, “PSE’s model of high service and strong integrity, matched with their commitment to aggressively grow throughout the country, made this a perfect fit.”

“We’re excited about the future growth Dave, JP and their team will bring to the organization,” said Mayette. “This acquisition marks a significant milestone for PSE as we expand our footprint outside of the Great Lakes Region. We continue to focus on being an active acquirer of strategic distributors in the midwest, southeast and nationally to support our aggressive growth initiatives.”

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