The Cook & Boardman Group Acquires James Doorcheck, Inc.

Mar 8th 2021

The Cook & Boardman Group, LLC (“Cook & Boardman” or “C&B”), the leading specialty distributor of commercial door entry solutions and systems integration services, announced the acquisition of Philadelphia, PA-based James Doorcheck, Inc. (JDI). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 1932, James Doorcheck is a leading distributor of commercial door opening products and is highly regarded as a total solutions provider – furnishing, installing and repairing steel doors and frames, wood doors, electronic access control equipment and Division 10 specialty products. The company serves the Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia and North Carolina markets out of its headquarters facility in Philadelphia, PA and additional branch location in Virginia Beach, VA.

“We are thrilled to welcome Doorcheck to the Cook & Boardman family of companies,” said Darrin Anderson, Chief Executive Officer of C&B. “They are a highly respected family-run business and we look forward to providing their employees with additional resources and expanded opportunities as we continue to invest in this major market.”

“Throughout our company’s long history we have been known for delivering quality products and excellent service,” noted James Doorcheck co-owner Ray Battaglia. “In Cook & Boardman, we found a partner that aligns well with our culture and steadfast commitment to serving our customers and the industry.” 

“Our grandfather founded the company in 1932 on the principle of delivering service to the community while providing opportunities to our employees,” added co-owner Jim Battaglia. “I am confident that our team will thrive under C&B’s ownership.”

The company will continue to operate under the James Doorcheck name and customer contacts will remain unchanged as a result of the acquisition. 

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