GMS Acquires Commercial Builders Group, LLC

April 2019

GMS Inc. announced March 5, 2019, that it has acquired the assets of interior building products distributor Commercial Builders Group, LLC in LaPlace, La.

Since its founding in 2005, CBG has been serving commercial and residential customers in New Orleans and surrounding southeastern Louisiana markets. CBG operates from two facilities located in LaPlace, La., and Walker, La. CBG offers a full complement of interior building products including drywall, steel studs, acoustical ceilings, insulation and tools and fasteners.

The acquisition of CBG represents GMS’s first facilities located in the New Orleans–Metairie, La., and Baton Rouge, La., metropolitan areas. CBG will join GMS subsidiary company Capitol Materials, Inc. and its footprint of 19 existing locations in Georgia, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle to serve customers across the Gulf Coast.

Post-closing, the CBG operations will transition to the CMI brand. CBG President and industry veteran David Lastrapes will transition to CMI and continue to lead the Louisiana operations going forward.