Gypsum Management and Supply Inc. has acquired M.R. Lee Building Materials, a single-site drywall distributor based in Alsip, Ill., a suburb of Chicago.
M.R. Lee is a drywall supply company serving the greater Chicago area and surrounding markets. With more than a 50-year track record of success in the drywall industry, M.R. Lee has a rooted market presence with a loyal customer base. The M.R. Lee team prides itself on its ability to handle any job from single-family remodeling projects in the suburbs to high-rise projects in major urban centers. 
“We are pleased to have M.R. Lee join our growing network of companies,” said Jerry Speights, vice president of the central division of GMS. “M.R. Lee’s versatility and seamless ability to serve all project types throughout the greater Chicago area is unmatched.”
“Our company has taken great pride in being able to handle any project, large or small,” Mel Lee, president of M.R. Lee, said of the acquisition. “By joining GMS we will be backed by one of the largest drywall supply companies in the country. For us, the partnership makes perfect sense as it allows us to better serve the Chicago community moving forward.”
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