GMS Inc announced that it has acquired the assets of interior building products distributor Commercial Builders Group, LLC (“CBG”) in LaPlace, Louisiana.


Since its founding in 2005, CBG has been serving commercial and residential customers in New Orleans and surrounding southeastern Louisiana markets. CBG operates from two facilities located in LaPlace, LA and Walker, LA. CBG offers a full complement of interior building products including drywall, steel studs, acoustical ceilings, insulation and tools and fasteners.


The acquisition of CBG represents GMS’s first facilities located in the New Orleans-Metairie, LA and Baton Rouge, LA metropolitan areas, adding coverage of two important Top 100 metro areas nationwide. CBG will join GMS subsidiary company Capitol Materials, Inc. (“CMI”) and its footprint of 19 existing locations in Georgia, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle to serve customers across the Gulf Coast.


Post-closing, the CBG operations will transition to the CMI brand. CBG President and industry veteran David Lastrapes will transition to CMI and continue to lead the Louisiana operations going forward.


Mr. Lastrapes commented, “The CBG team is excited for the opportunity to join the GMS family. For the past 14 years, we’ve built our business around a commitment to our customers and are looking forward to joining a team that shares those same values. We’re genuinely excited for the future of the business and our employees.”


“We are thrilled to welcome the CBG team to the GMS family and expand our footprint on the Gulf Coast,” remarked Brad Nannen, Vice President of the Southern Division of GMS. He added, “We’re excited to leverage the scale, operations and service of the combined platform to continue to grow the business, building on the momentum David and his team have already achieved.”