Painters Supply & Equipment Co. (“PSE”) announced it has completed the acquisition of ACS of Georgia (“ACS”). The acquisition adds 9 locations in Georgia and Alabama, and expands PSE’s market reach into the Southeastern United States. 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 & 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” added Mayette.
David Marlow and JP Uren, owners of ACS since 2007, will join PSE as equity partners and will assume the positions of Regional Vice Presidents. 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 David Marlow. Uren added that the decision was easy based on the relationship that they have developed with the PSE organization over the years. “PSE’s model of high service and strong integrity, matched with their commitment to aggressively grow throughout the country, made this a perfect fit” Uren said.
“We’re excited about the future growth Dave, JP and their team will bring to the organization” continued Mr. 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.”
Founded in 1952 and headquartered in Taylor, MI, PSE has grown to 36 branch locations across Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Georgia and Alabama. PSE serves more than 6,000 customers, including collision repair shops, auto dealerships, fleet operators, and various other commercial and industrial accounts. PSE is the largest Platinum Distributor in North America and maintains strong market share across its footprint.