Fort Worth, Texas-based MORSCO (No. 13 Supply House Times Premier 150 rankings) has acquired substantially all the assets of DeVore & Johnson (No. 103 Premier 150 rankings), a plumbing distributor with four locations in Georgia (three in metro Atlanta and one in Athens). The locations will continue to operate as DeVore & Johnson, a MORSCO Company.
DeVore & Johnson, founded in 1950, provides plumbing fixtures and supplies to contractors, builders, remodelers, homeowners, architects and interior designers. MORSCO noted DeVore & Johnson is among the market leaders in both the Atlanta metro area (branches in Forest Park, Suwanee and Kennesaw) as well the leading supplier in Athens, Ga., where the company’s corporate headquarters are based.
“Welcoming DeVore & Johnson into the MORSCO family fits perfectly with our goal of expanding our footprint in the Southeast,” MORSCO CEO Chip Hornsby said. “This acquisition demonstrates our dedication to being the preferred distributor of commercial and residential plumbing, HVAC and PVF in our markets from coast to coast. We’re tremendously excited about aligning with DeVore & Johnson and entering the Georgia market.”
DeVore & Johnson Chairman of the Board Ted DeVore added: “DeVore & Johnson has more than 65 years of history in providing plumbing supply solutions to customers in Georgia. We are honored that MORSCO recognizes the quality of our people and the value of our company to invest in us and further their footprint in the Southeast. MORSCO’s dedication to its customers and providing outstanding service matches our company’s values, making this partnership a great fit. We look forward to growing our business by continuing to provide exceptional service to our customers.”
MORSCO will open an office in the Southeast to better leverage growth plans. With the entry into Atlanta, MORSCO is now a market participant in four of the top nine MSAs in the United States.