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L&W Supply Names Two New Managers for its Chicago and Mechanicsville, Maryland, Locations

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L&W Supply, one of the country’s largest distributors of building materials and construction supplies, is excited to announce that Nick Makar has accepted the role of branch manager for Chicago, Illinois. Makar is set to replace Thomas Schramm, who is retiring after 35 years of service to L&W Supply.

Makar began his career with L&W Supply in November 2019, graduating from their Accelerated Management Trainee program, which is a training designed to provide associates with the skills they need to be successful branch managers. Prior to this, he spent some time in the heating and cooling industry.

“Nick is an incredibly talented employee, having already proven himself capable of taking on the task of leading our Chicago branch,” says Charles Collins, Central Region vice president. “With Tom’s retirement, Nick has big shoes to fill in Chicago. I’m confident that he has what it takes to lead the team to success.”

As branch manager of the Chicago location, Makar will be responsible for many of the key functions of the branch, including maintaining customer relationships, managing deliveries and ensuring safety priorities are followed across all branch operations. For more information, please visit the Chicago branch page.


L&W Supply, a leading distributor of interior building materials and construction supplies, is excited to announce that Kevin Nicholas has been promoted to the role of branch manager for Mechanicsville, Maryland.

Nicholas has been with L&W Supply for over 25 years, first joining the company as a stocker/helper. After serving in various roles throughout his career, such as CDL driver, boom operator and inside and outside sales representative, Nicholas graduated from L&W Supply’s Branch Manager Training (BMT) course in 2019. His promotion is a recognition of his leadership and customer service capabilities.

“We’re very pleased to see another BMT graduate rise through the ranks to take on the task of leading one of our branch teams,” says John McLaughlin, Northeast Region vice president. “With Kevin leading the Mechanicsville branch, I’m excited to see the new improvements he can bring to our ability to service customers and get them the products they need.”

As branch manager of the Mechanicsville location, Nicholas will be responsible for leading L&W Supply’s branch associates, delivery drivers, and warehouse personnel to provide world-class customer service. For more information, please visit the Mechanicsville branch page.

About L&W Supply

Headquartered in Chicago, L&W Supply is a leading nationwide distributor of gypsum wallboards, suspended ceiling tiles and other interior building materials. From its founding in 1971, L&W Supply has expanded its reach to 183 branch locations in 39 states. L&W Supply was acquired in 2016 by the nation’s largest wholesale distributor of roofing, siding, windows and gutter materials, ABC Supply Co. Inc., reinforcing the companies’ leadership in building materials distribution. More information is available on

About ABC Supply

ABC Supply Co. Inc. is the largest wholesale distributor of roofing in the United States and one of the nation’s largest wholesale distributors of select exterior and interior building products. Since 1982, ABC Supply’s focus has been serving professional contractors and offering the products, services and support they need to build their businesses. A 15-time Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award winner and two-time recipient of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Award for Best Places to Work, ABC Supply is an “employee-first” company that treats its associates with respect and gives them the tools they need to succeed. Headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin, ABC Supply has nearly 800 locations nationwide. More information is available at


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Source: L & W Supply Corporation