Investment firms acquire Ozarks-based Meek's lumber

SPRINGFELD, Mo. --- A California investment firm is buying Ozarks-based Meek's.

Angeles Equity Partners and Clearlake Capital Group announced the deal Wednesday. The company did not release the financial terms.

Meek's has been a part of the construction industry in the Ozarks for 99 years .Meeks is one of the largest nationally ranked independent building products distributors in the U.S. The company says Angeles and Clearlake bring significant building products sector relationships, investment experience, and operational transformation expertise.

Meek's operates in Missouri, Arkansas, California and Nevada.

AN OPEN LETTER TO OUR CUSTOMERS
Angeles Equity Partners (“Angeles”) and Clearlake Capital Group (“Clearlake”), leading private investment rms, have acquired the Meek’s Lumber Company with the full support and endorsement of the Meek family. These experienced building products investors have purchased Meek’s to grow it nationally, make it stronger, and become an even more valuable partner to you.

Angeles and Clearlake recognize and appreciate the tremendous responsibility to build upon the strong foundation the Meek family has assembled over four generations. The Meek’s legacy of quality and personalized service will continue as we strive to always be “The Builder’s Choice”.

§ All the reasons why you do business with Meek’s remain unchanged. You have the same salesperson and will continue to be supported by the same local team. Payment terms, credit limits, loyalty rebates, delivery, and local hours of operation are staying the same.

§ Meek’s will continue to earn the right to your business every day. We know this is a people business built on local relationships.

§ James Drexinger is our new CEO who brings to Meek’s 30+ years of success and relationships in the building products industry. Charlie Meek and Carrie Meek are staying with the business to grow customer relationships and guide company strategy. Matt Blair will continue to lead the West Division. Tom Buckner and Eric Sachse will continue to lead the Midwest Division.

The transformation of our storied business with a long history of service and innovation will require us to go beyond business as usual. We want to ensure Meek’s will be even stronger to better serve your needs for many years to come. While we will keep the Meek’s ‘Service to our Customers, Opportunity to our Employees’ values at the core of everything we do, we will set ambitious new goals to continuously identify new ways we can be more competitive and even easier to do business with, now and in the future.

Meek’s enjoys working with you and we look forward to doing so for many years to come. Meek’s has a proud history and a bright future in a great market with amazing customers and incredibly talented employees. Since 1919, Meek’s personalized service and quality building materials have helped home builders and repair & remodel contractors achieve their vision from foundation to nish. This commitment to customer success will be the foundation on which we build a leading national building products distributor.
Sincerely,
James Drexinger CEO jim@meeks.com
Carrie Meek
Board of Directors carrie@meeks.com
Charlie Meek
EVP Business Development charlie@meeks.com