Dakota Supply Group (DSG) announced the acquisition of Brown Supply Company in an asset purchase effective August 2. Founded in 1940, Brown Supply is a leading distributor of waterworks products such as water/sewer pipes, fire hydrants, marking flags, equipment and supplies with four locations across Iowa. 

The current owner, Kevin Doud, will remain with the business. Doud will become the Region Sales Manager for Iowa. In this role, he will help facilitate DSG’s waterworks expansion across Iowa. The company will operate as Brown Supply Co., A DSG Company, before eventually transitioning to the DSG brand.

“We are excited to be part of a winning team that is committed to growth,” said Doud. “We have the utmost faith in DSG moving forward and are here to keep serving our customers in the best way possible.”

"We're excited to welcome the Brown Supply Company associates to the DSG team of employee-owners," DSG President & CEO Paul Kennedy said. "Brown Supply Company has been a customer-focused market leader in Iowa for over 60 years we look forward to building on this history in the years ahead. This strategic acquisition expands DSG’s footprint to a new state and provides a foundation for further segment expansion.”