Richards Building Supply Co. Acquires A. S. & W. Wholesale

Homer Glen, IL (October 1, 2018) – Richards Building Supply Co. and A. S. & W. Wholesale are excited to announce the purchase of A. S. & W. Wholesale by Richards Building Supply Co., a wholesale distributor of building materials based in Illinois.

William D. Swanson, CEO and President of Richards Building Supply Co., commented, “We look forward to the A. S. & W team joining the Richards team. The customer focused family business culture coupled with strong vendor relationships will serve the A. S. & W. customers well.”

A. S. & W. Wholesale was established in the Kansas City area during the spring of 1954, and began focusing on siding in the mid-1960’s. It expanded to the St. Louis area in 1984 and has been operating those two locations and in the same family ever since. Mr. O’Rourke further commented, “It’s a wonderful feeling knowing that our family business and culture will continue as we join forces with Richards. Our employees and customers will continue to be well served with a Family feel.”

Richards Building Supply Co. is a family owned, independent wholesale distributor of building materials established in 1978. The Family serves professional contractors, builders, remodelers, and restoration companies across 12 states, with 60 locations from the Midwest to North and Southeast regions. Richards stocks a comprehensive line of products such as residential and commercial roofing, siding, windows, lumber, decking, soffit, doors, moulding, rainware, cabinets and more.

For more information, please contact Ronald Guzior, Vice President of Corporate Operations for Richards Building Supply Co., at 773-586-7777.


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