GMS Inc., a North American distributor of gypsum wallboard and suspended ceiling systems, announced that it has acquired substantially all of the operating assets of Washington Builder’s Supply Company located in Meadow Lands, Pennsylvania, located approximately 25 miles southwest of Pittsburgh.

“We are proud to add WBS to our GMS family,” said Mike Anderson, vice president of the Northeast division of GMS. “WBS has a long history in servicing the greater Pittsburgh market and a reputation for quality, efficiency and knowledgeable sales support. This yard increases our presence in Western Pennsylvania and will help us better serve this important market.”

WBS has been in business since 1988 and will join Ohio Valley Drywall Supply, a GMS company acquired in 2015 that serves residential and commercial customers in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas. Together, WBS and Ohio Valley will stock a wide variety of products including drywall, steel, insulation and construction accessories, along with a full range of commercial and residential services, such as after-hours and weekend delivery as needed. WBS is led by Joel Whiteko, who will join Ohio Valley along with the rest of the WBS team.

“WBS shares GMS' commitment to excellent service and we look forward to being part of a larger operation,” Whiteko said. “We are eager to integrate into GMS and continue providing strong customer service and quality materials throughout the Pennsylvania-West Virginia-Ohio region.”