April 2022

Trimlite Acquires Builders Hardware

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Trimlite Acquires Builders Hardware

Renton, WA – April 4, 2022 – Trimlite Mfg Inc. (“Trimlite” or the “Company”) announced today that is has acquired Builders Hardware Inc. (“BHI”). BHI is a leading distributor of exterior door products and hardware. Founded in 1954, and headquarted in Tampa, Florida, BHI has developed a strong presence across Florida by providing high quality products and value-added services to its diverse network of customers.
“I’d like to thank the Godwin family for their decades-long stewardship of this high-quality company. Les, Joel, and Jesse have built a wonderful distribution company and their values complement ours. We look forward to supporting BHI in their next phase of growth,” said Patrick Hooper, CEO of Trimlite.
“As we started to plan for the next chaper for BHI, we felt that Trimlite provided our people and family with the best option,” said Jesse Godwin, Owner/VPD. “Their commitment to service, quality, and industry expertise gave us a feeling that BHI will be great hands as we transition away from the business.”
Trimlite was acquired by Wynnchurch Capital L.P. (“Wynnchurch”) in July, 2021. “Wynnchurch welcomes BHI to the Trimlite team. We are excited to partner with BHI to continue to grow their business,” said Brian Crumbaugh, Partner at Wynnchurch. BHI is the first acquisition by Trimlite since their acquisition of CODEL Entry Systems in 2017.

About BHI:
Builders Hardware, Inc. is a family-owned and operated company that has been opening doors for Florida since 1954. Our wealth of product knowledge regarding doors, door components, and hardware makes us experts in our industry. We also always retain a sense of urgency to meet our customers’ need for the distribution of the right quality products at the right time. For more information, please visit: https://buildershardwareflorida.com/.

About Trimlite:
Founded in 1982, Trimlite Mfg Inc. is a manufacturer and distributor of residential doors and related door products in North America. The Company supplies a broad offering of interior and exterior door slabs, prehung doors, door glass and doorlites, and other related products which are sold through its network of wholesale distributors, dealers and OEM customers. For more information, please visit: https://www.trimlite.com.

About Wynnchurch Capital:
Wynnchurch Capital, L.P., headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois, with offices in California, New York, and an affiliate in Canada, was founded in 1999, and is a leading middle-market private equity investment firm. Wynnchurch’s strategy is to partner with middle market companies in the United States and Canada that possess the potential for substantial growth and profit improvement. Wynnchurch Capital manages a number of private equity funds with $4.2 billion of committed capital under management and specializes in recapitalizations, growth capital, management buyouts, corporate carve-outs and restructurings. For more information, please visit: https://www.wynnchurch.com.

For more information please contact:
Brian Crumbaugh
Partner bcrumbaugh@wynnchurch.com
Kevin Hanley
Vice President khanley@wynnchurch.com
Alex Randall
Senior Associate arandall@wynnchurch.com

Due to the eminent threat of Hurricane Idalia to Florida’s west coast and the Tampa Bay area, BHI will be suspending business operations for Wednesday, August 30th, 2023. We are actively monitoring the situation but intend to reopen Thursday, August 31st , 2023.”