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A Message From Our CEO
April 2, 2020

To Our Valued Customers:

In these uncertain times, the Cook & Boardman family of companies remain committed to serve your commercial door, hardware and physical security needs. Operating under 18 local brands, our branch locations across the nation are open to fulfill shipping commitments and provide customer service and technical support. If you work with any of the companies below you can rely on our local teams and corporate staff to assist you.

We have taken steps to ensure the safety and protection of our associates by directing those who can perform their duties from home to do so. This provides more “social distancing” for those individuals who are staffing our counters, warehouses and shipping/receiving departments. We're following all CDC recommendations and taking extra precautions to wipe down our counter areas and maintain the cleanliness of our facilities for your protection. 

We appreciate the important work that you do and are committed to serve your needs during these difficult times. Stay safe and know that we are here to support you.

Sincerely, 
Darrin Anderson
Chief Executive Officer

Cook & Boardman Acquires HC Quality Doors

The Cook & Boardman Group, LLC (“Cook & Boardman” or “C&B”), a leading specialty distributor of commercial door entry solutions and systems integration services announced today the acquisition of Gordonville, Pennsylvania-based HC Quality Doors (“HC Quality”). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Serving Lancaster and the southeastern Pennsylvania market, HC Quality is a leading supplier of commercial doors, door hardware and aluminum store fronts (construction divisions eight and 10). The company offers full installation and maintenance services through its subsidiary Quality Door Service (“QDS”), which was included in the acquisition.  

“We’re thrilled to welcome HC Quality and their dedicated and knowledgeable team to the Cook & Boardman family of companies,” said Darrin Anderson, Chief Executive Officer of C&B. “Their ability to provide total end-to-end solutions, including installation and maintenance of aluminum storefronts, will allow us to offer this valuable service to customers across our portfolio of brands as well as to our national accounts.”

“Our company has a strong history for delivering quality products and services and a deep commitment to customer satisfaction,” noted HC Quality president and founder Levi Lantz. “In Cook & Boardman, we see a similar passion for serving the industry. Our cultures are very similar and I’m confident that our employees will thrive under C&B ownership.”

The company will retain the HC Quality name and customer contacts will remain unchanged as a result of the acquisition. The executive team of Levi Lantz and co-owners Ray Harnish and Mahlon Stoltzfus will continue to manage the business.

The Cook & Boardman Group is a portfolio company of Littlejohn & Co., LLC. HC Quality represents C&B’s seventh acquisition since being acquired by Littlejohn in October 2018.

Cook & Boardman Acquires Botzum Bros Hardware

The Cook & Boardman Group, LLC (“Cook & Boardman” or “C&B”), a leading specialty distributor of commercial door entry solutions and systems integration services announced today the acquisition of Akron, Ohio-based Botzum Bros Hardware, LLC (“Botzum Bros” or “Botzum”). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Botzum Bros is a family-owned business that has served the Northeastern Ohio construction market since 1892. The company is recognized as a premiere supplier of architectural doors, frames, hardware and related products to the commercial construction and multi-family housing markets in the region.

“We’re excited to welcome Botzum Bros to the Cook & Boardman family of companies,” said Darrin Anderson, Chief Executive Officer of C&B. “We don’t take lightly that we’re being entrusted with a fourth-generation family business and look forward to providing their employees with additional resources and expanded opportunities as we grow in this major market.”

“Throughout our company’s long history, we’ve been known for delivering quality products and excellent customer service,” noted Botzum Bros owner Al Hilkert. “In Cook & Boardman, we found a common culture and passion for serving the industry. I’m confident that our employees will thrive and the legacy of Botzum Bros will be preserved.”

The company will continue to operate under the Botzum Bros name and customer contacts will remain unchanged as a result of the acquisition. Hilkert will continue to manage the business under C&B’s ownership.

Cook & Boardman is a portfolio company of Littlejohn & Co., LLC. Botzum Bros represents C&B’s sixth acquisition since being acquired by Littlejohn in October 2018.

Cook & Boardman Acquires Builders' Hardware & Specialty

The Cook & Boardman Group, LLC ("Cook & Boardman" or "C&B"), a leading specialty distributor of commercial door entry solutions and systems integration services announced today the acquisition of Erie, Pennsylvania-based Builders' Hardware & Specialty Company (Builders' Hardware or BHS). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Established in 1956, Builders' Hardware is a full-service provider of architectural doors, frames, hardware and related products (including access control, electronic security and Division 10 specialty products) to  nonresidential construction markets in western Pennsylvania, northwest Ohio and western New York. The company will continue to operate under the Builders' Hardware & Specialty name as a division of Cook & Boardman.

"We're excited to welcome Builders' Hardware to the Cook & Boardman family of companies," said Darrin Anderson, Chief Executive Officer of C&B. "We look forward to providing their employees with additional resources and expanded opportunities to accelerate BHS's growth in this important market."

"Similar to C&B, our success has been built on providing excellent customer service and technical support," noted Builders' Hardware CEO, Jim McBrier. "The combination with Cook & Boardman represents a perfect cultural and strategic fit for BHS and we look forward to continued success under their ownership."

Cook & Boardman is a portfolio company of Littlejohn & Co., LLC. Builders Hardware represents C&B's fifth acquisition since being acquired by Littlejohn in October 2018.
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