ABC Supply Acquires Assets of Midstates Wholesale Supply

Posted December 13, 2013

BELOIT, Wis. – Building products distributor ABC Supply Co., Inc. has acquired the assets of Midstates Wholesale Supply, a distributor of roofing and related products at 705 S. Kansas Ave. in Olathe, Kan. 

ABC Supply will relocate its branch at 1150 Elmwood Ave. in Kansas City, Mo. to the Olathe facility by January 31. The move will enhance the service ABC Supply offers throughout the greater Kansas City area by strengthening ABC Supply’s presence in the market’s southwestern quadrant and more evenly distributing its resources in the area, said Southwest Region Vice President John Yonkin. The company has three other branches in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area – Kansas City, Kan.; North Kansas City, Mo.; and Lees Summit, Mo.

“With the addition of the Olathe branch, contractors will have convenient access to an ABC branch, no matter what part of the market they’re working in,” Yonkin said.

The branch will continue to offer a full assortment of steep-slope and low-slope roofing products and accessories, window and gutters, and related products.

Caleb Roth, manager of ABC Supply’s Kansas City, Mo. branch, and his team will relocate to the Olathe branch, where they will be joined by associates from the former Midstates Wholesale Supply. Ward VanLerberg and Clint Walker, co-founders of Midstates Wholesale Supply will continue to operate their roofing contracting business, ARG Contracting.

About ABC Supply
ABC Supply is the largest wholesale distributor of roofing in the United States and one of the nation’s largest distributors of siding, windows and other select exterior building products. Since its founding by Ken and Diane Hendricks in 1982, ABC Supply’s sole focus has been serving professional contractors – taking care of them better than any other distributor and offering the products, services and support they need to build their businesses. It accomplishes this by being an “employee-first” company that treats its associates with respect and gives them the tools they need to succeed.

Headquartered in Beloit, Wis., ABC Supply has more than 450 branches in 45 states. It is a seven-time winner of the Gallup Great Workplace Award. More information is available at