The Willard Companies sells lake businesses

The Willard Companies announced last week that it has sold Smith Mountain Building Supply and The Cabinet Gallery to Richards Building Supply Co.

Established in 1978, Richards Building Supply Co., is an Illinois-based, family-owned wholesale distributor of building materials. The company serves professional contractors, builders, remodelers and restoration companies across 12 states, with 60 locations covering regions from the Midwest to the North and Southeast.

The company’s line of products includes residential and commercial roofing, siding, windows, lumber, decking, soffit, doors, moulding, rainware, cabinets and more.

“It’s rewarding to be honored with the challenge of continuing to enhance upon the great foundation the Willard family has built at the lake and surrounding community,” said Richard J. Guzior, chairman of Richards Building Supply Co. “As the companies continued dialogue, it was easy to see the fit and legacy continuation of Smith Mountain Building Supply.”

Smith Mountain Building Supply opened in 1986. The Willard Companies purchased the business in 2000, and since then has offered products to the region’s builders, local contractors and homeowners.

“It’s a great feeling to know your community, employees and customers will continue to be well served with a family feel,” said Ron Willard Sr., president of The Willard Companies.