Painters Supply & Equipment Co. (“PSE”) announced it has completed the acquisition of Cooper Color, Inc. (“Cooper Color”). The acquisition adds 2 locations in Missouri and Illinois, and further expands PSE’s market presence in the Midwest United States. Cooper Color was founded in 1997 and operates locations in Arnold, Missouri and Bellville, Illinois.
“Cooper Color is a strong PPG Platinum Distributor with a solid reputation of providing industry-leading products and value-added services in the St. Louis and surrounding markets. We are excited to welcome the Cooper Color team members to the PSE organization” said Patrick Mayette, president & CEO of PSE.
Dave Cooper, founder and owner of Cooper Color, will join PSE as part of the regional leadership team. He will continue to ensure that his team services their customers at a high level, while driving continued growth in the region.
“On behalf of the entire Cooper Color team, we are extremely proud to join the PSE team and excited about the future as we continue to grow our business” said Dave Cooper. “PSE’s high service model, strong industry commitment, and shared core values made this a natural fit” Cooper said.
“We are excited about the future opportunities that Dave and the Cooper Color team will bring to the organization” continued Mr. Mayette. “This acquisition marks another important milestone for PSE as we expand our footprint into Missouri and Illinois. We continue to focus on being an active acquirer of strategic distributors in the Midwest and nationally to support our aggressive growth initiatives.”
Founded in 1952 and headquartered in Taylor, MI, PSE has grown to 39 branch locations across Michigan, Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio and Pennsylvania. PSE serves more than 6,500 customers, including collision repair shops, auto dealerships, fleet operators, and various other commercial, industrial, and aerospace accounts. PSE is a PPG Platinum Distributor and maintains strong market share across its footprint.