Imperial Dade expands coverage in Houston with acquisition of Brawner Paper Co.

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Jersey City-based Imperial Dade on Friday announced it acquired Brawner Paper Co. of Houston. The transaction represents the 81st acquisition for Imperial Dade under the leadership of Robert and Jason Tillis, chairman and CEO of Imperial Dade, respectively.

Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 1946 by Thom Brawner, Brawner Paper Co. has been a driving force in the paper and janitorial supply industry for over 70 years. In 1976, the leadership transitioned to Leonard Beasley, who managed the company until his passing in 2016. Currently owned and operated by Nell Harris and her team, the company remains committed to providing their hundreds of customers in the greater Houston area and associates with the highest level of attention. The company commands an exceptional reputation in the market and operates with the same hyperfocus on customer service as it had when it was founded. By leveraging Imperial Dade’s market leading platform, Brawner’s customers can expect the same exceptional customized service coupled with an even greater offering of products and solutions.

“Brawner is a great strategic fit with Imperial Dade. Their relentless focus on customer service aligns well with Imperial Dade,” Robert Tillis said.

“I would like to enthusiastically welcome the Brawner family into Imperial Dade. We are excited to partner with Nell Harris and Brawner’s outstanding employees,” Jason Tillis added.

“The Brawner family is humbled to become part of Imperial Dade, the leading distribution platform across North America. We share the same core values and focus on our employees and customers and could think of no better fit,” Harris said.