GMS Inc., a North American distributor of gypsum wallboard and suspended ceiling systems, announced its acquisition of United Building Materials, Inc. and United Construction Products, Inc. (collectively, “UBM”) located in Ohio.
Founded in 1996, UBM quickly became a leading supplier of drywall, metal framing, acoustical ceilings and insulation to professional contractors throughout Southwestern Ohio. UBM services large and small projects through three conveniently located yards in Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton. Ray Zawadzki, the owner of UBM, and his entire team, will join GMS to support the Company’s continuing expansion. 

Jerry Speights, vice president of the Central Division of GMS, stated, “We are excited to welcome the UBM team into the GMS family and strengthen our presence in the state of Ohio. We are driven by success and a commitment to provide the best service and products to our clients. With Ray and his team on board, I am confident we can further deliver on the high expectations we have set for our Company.” 

Zawadzki commented, “We are thrilled to join GMS. We have worked extremely hard over the course of our twenty years to build our extensive customer base and establish our brand across Southwestern Ohio. GMS shares our commitment to provide excellent service to interior contractors which is directly aligned with our vision. We look forward to building on our position as a premier provider of specialty products in Ohio as we move ahead.”