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SRS Expands Its Presence in Chicago Through the Acquisition of Acorn Roofing Supply, Prairie State Exterior Products, and 55 Building Supply

General News

SRS Distribution Inc. (“SRS”) announced that it has acquired Acorn Roofing Supply, Prairie State Exterior Products, and 55 Building Supply (collectively the “Company”), distributors of residential and commercial roofing, siding, and other related products. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the Company was founded in 1984 by Richard Sawilchik and is run today by Bryan Sawilchik and Ross Ridder. The Company operates a network of three locations in the greater Chicago area, each under a unique brand name, and currently employs a team of 34 employees. Bryan and Ross will continue to lead the Company’s dedicated employee base under their existing brands, ensuring continuity and consistency for customers, suppliers, and employees.

Dan Tinker, President and CEO of SRS Distribution, commented, “We are pleased to announce the acquisition of Acorn Roofing Supply, Prairie State Exterior Products, and 55 Building Supply. The Company has a long history in Chicago and will be a perfect complement to expand our existing footprint in the market. Bryan and Ross have been excellent stewards of the Company’s legacy as it passed into its second generation of family ownership and we are honored to welcome their entire team to the SRS family.”

Bryan Sawilchik and Ross Ridder, owners of the Company, commented, “After nearly 40 years in business, our hardworking team has earned a reputation for providing quality products and exceptional service to our loyal customer base. We have an enormous amount of respect for the way SRS does business and firmly believe they will help take the Company to newfound heights. With the support of SRS’ extensive resources, our new partnership will allow us to jumpstart growth while providing our people with opportunities to grow with the Company for years to come.”

About SRS Distribution

Founded in 2008 and headquartered in McKinney, TX, SRS has grown to become one of the largest and fastest growing building products distributors in the United States. Since our inception, we have established a differentiated growth strategy and entrepreneurial culture that is focused on serving our customers, partnering with our suppliers, and attracting the industry’s best talent. We currently operate under a family of distinct local brands encompassing more than 460 locations across 44 states. SRS Distribution is a portfolio company of Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. and Berkshire Partners LLC. For more information, visit

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