Bradco Supply acquires Carlson

Bradco Supply announced today that it has acquired Carlson Distributors, Inc. of Rockford, Ill.

Carlson has served the entire Northern Illinois/Southern Wisconsin area since 1947, providing local contractors with a wide variety of building materials including roofing, siding, windows and doors.  Although the company will change its name to Bradco Supply, it will continue to operate from its facility at 2501 Charles Street, delivering customers the same great service and dedication to excellence that has always been synonymous with the Carlson name. Tom Healy, will be heading up Bradco’s newest location. Healy comes to this position with over 14 years of experience with Bradco Supply.  Andrea Wisniewski and the rest of the Carlson staff will stay on to work for Bradco. 

As a leading national distributor of roofing, siding, windows, doors and other exterior building materials, Bradco takes pride in the quality of its service and the products its delivers.  “Because the Carlson family operated under much the same philosophy of superior customer service and knowledgeable staff, the Carlson business was a perfect match for Bradco,” says Martin Segal, vice president of acquisitions for Bradco. Segal went on to say, “We are pleased to add the Carlson facility to our network of branches as it reinforces Bradco’s commitment to the Illinois marketplace, following on the heels of our recent opening on South Barrington Road in Wauconda.  Over the years, Bradco has remained focused on growth and building our business for the long-term, and we will continue to capitalize on our leading market positions and strong balance sheet to strengthen our presence in the Midwest market.”

Bradco was founded in 1966 and has grown over the years to become one of the nation’s leading distributors of roofing supplies and complementary exterior building products.  The company currently operates over 130 locations throughout 30 states.  Bradco is aggressively seeking opportunities to expand its business and the Carlson acquisition is its fourth in 2009.  In addition, the company also opened new branches in LaMarque and in El Paso, Texas; in Morrow, Georgia and in Denver, Colorado.  Inquiries can be directed to Martin Segal at 732-382-3400 or at

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