South Jersey building materials firm is bought by national distributor

A national distributor of specialty building products has acquired a South Jersey building materials distributor, it announced this week.

US LBM, based in Illinois, has acquired Tri-County Building Supplies, based in Pleasantville. Tri-County, founded in 1964, has multiple locations in the southern part of the state, including its flagship location on 14 acres in Pleasantville, which includes a showroom and 60,000 square feet of warehouse space.

Tri-County will now operate as part of US LBM’s Universal Supply Co., which has more than 20 locations in the mid-Atlantic region, including in New Jersey — Feldman Lumber, as well as Direct Cabinet Sales.

“Universal Supply Co. and Tri-County Building Supplies have complementary operating models and share the same principles of providing superior customer service and a wide catalog of products to building professionals,” Jeff Umosella, US LBM chief development officer and Universal Supply president, said in a prepared statement. “We’re pleased to welcome the Tri-County team to Universal Supply and the greater US LBM network.”

The JIAN Group LLC was Tri-County’s financial adviser on the deal.