The Drake Group Merges with AD

May 2019

AD, the member-owned buying and marketing group, announces the merger of The Drake Group, LLC and AD’s Building Materials Division to form the AD Gypsum Supply Division. This union brings together two of the largest independent gypsum supply buying groups in the United States. AD Gypsum Supply is now comprised of 153 members with 387 branch locations.
The new AD Gypsum Supply Division will be part of the AD Building Materials Business Unit and will continue to be led by Dan Maroni. Robb Rugg, longtime Drake Group executive director, will be joining the new division in a consulting role through 2021 focused on the non-purchasing side of value-add.