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Completion of Home Depot-SRS Deal Makes 2024 LBM's Biggest M&A Market in Years

Updated: Jun 19


Map showing Home Depot and SRS locations
SRS locations (maroon pins) and Home Depot locations (orange dots) as of The Home Depot's acquisition of SRS on June 18, 2024. Source: Webb Analytics

The nearly 770 locations that changed hands June 18 when The Home Depot's purchase of SRS Distribution was completed means that--combined with 196 other purchases--the first half of 2024 has seen more LBM facilities acquired than in any full year since at least 2016.


We're not even at mid-year and already we've had 965 facilities acquired by 46 buyers in 77 deals. That's more locations than any year since 2020, when Builders FirstSource absorbed BMC, and 2021, when US LBM, GMS and SRS went on buying sprees. In other years, the acquisition totals have ranged from 253 in 2016 to 492 in 2022.


Will we have another megadeal this year? The answer could depend on what QXO does. The investment vehicle led by Brad Jacobs announced June 13 that it secured $3.5 billion in private placement financing. That's a lot of dry powder for use in QXO's plans to create a multi-billion-dollar building products distribution company.


Deals map
LBM acquisitions (blue pins), opening (green) and closures (red) other than what's involved in the Home Depot-SRS deal (black dots), YTD 2024. Source: Webb Analytics

The Home Depot's announcement overshadowed a dozen other acquisitions announced since mid-May:


  • Kodiak Building Partners bought Simonson Lumber, which has seven locations in Minnesota.

  • US LBM expanded in New Mexico by acquiring RAKS Building Supply, which has five locations in the state.

  • R.P. Lumber bought Thorne Lumber, which has three locations in northwestern Missouri.

  • SiteOne Landscape Supply purchased Hardscape.com, which despite its name has four physical locations in Florida.

  • Gillman Home Center bought Goecker Building Supply of Seymour and North Vernon, IN.

  • Zuern Building Products took in Saeman Lumber of Cross Plains, WI.

  • ABC Supply's Town & Country Industries division acquired Aluminum Products Wholesale of Mobile, AL.

  • The Lester Group bought Custom Builder Supply of Williamsburg, VA.

  • Truckee-Tahoe Lumber added a truss operation by acquiring NVO Construction Components of Reno, NV.

  • Nation's Best Holdings took in Reece's Building Supply of Narrows, VA, its second yard in the Old Dominion.

  • GMS expanded in Canada's Ontario Province by buying the seven-unit Yvon Building Supply.

  • Lugbill Supply Center absorbed Affiliated Lumber & Building Materials of Swanton, OH.

  • Elder's Ace Hardware bought Schofield's Ace Hardware of Florence, SC.


Among greenfield store openings:

  • ABC Supply opened stores in Batavia, OH; Shelbyville, KY; Chandler, AZ; Hainesport, NJ; Lancaster, PA, McAlester, OK; and Oklahoma City. Meanwhile, ABC's L&W Supply division set up shop in Jacksonville, NC, and Lubbock, TX.

  • Beacon opened stores in Terrell, TX; Attleboro, MA; Missisauga, ON; Everett, WA; and Spokane, WA.

  • McCoy's Building Supply celebrated the opening of a new store in Lockhart, TX.

  • The Home Depot opened a new store in Wildwood, FL.

  • Builders FirstSource set up a new Dixieline Lumber store in Capistrano Beach, CA, at a former Ganahl Lumber site.



Also noteworthy: Gulfeagle Supply announced the completion of its acquisition of Elite Roofing Supply. With 27 locations mainly in the western U.S., Elite Roofing is one of the biggest companies to be acquired this year outside SRS.






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