Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. (Ferguson), the largest plumbing distributor in the U.S., announces the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Redlon & Johnson Supply, a division of The Gage Company, in a transaction completed March 16, 2015. Ferguson will operate from the former R&J locations as Redlon & Johnson, a Ferguson enterprise.
Redlon & Johnson is a leading New England distributor of plumbing, heating, cooling, water system, pipe, valves, fittings and industrial products. The company is headquartered in Portland, Maine and has 10 locations throughout Maine and New Hampshire and 125 associates. Redlon & Johnson primarily serves the residential contractor, providing plumbing and heating products to the repair/replace/remodel market. Four of its locations include a design center/showroom where homeowners can view and select kitchen and bath products, similar to Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Galleries nationwide.
“The acquisition of Redlon & Johnson serves as a strong platform for growth in the Northeast,” said Ferguson CEO Frank Roach. “We are pleased to welcome the associates of Redlon & Johnson to the Ferguson family and we look forward to serving the trade professionals and homeowners of Maine and New Hampshire.”
“We are excited and full of optimism for Redlon & Johnson to take the next step in its history,” said Redlon & Johnson CEO Rick Chute. “Combining the superior service and products Redlon & Johnson is known for, with all of the resources and expertise of Ferguson is a big advantage for our associates and especially for our customers.”
Redlon & Johnson is the 10th acquisition Ferguson has closed this fiscal year; previous acquisitions includ waterworks, plumbing and HVAC companies. Ferguson will continue to look for acquisitions that integrate seamlessly with its core businesses.