May 3, 2016—FinishMaster Inc. announced Monday that it has acquired Gladwin Paint Company, increasing FinishMaster’s market reach with the addition of eight locations in key metropolitan locations in Texas.
“The more than 100 Gladwin team members joining our FinishMaster family will find we share the same core values as their founders and are committed to fostering a culture with a family-first focus. We are steadfast in our commitment to work as a team, and to be a key factor in the success of our customers,” Steve Arndt, president and chief operating officer of FinishMaster, said. “Combined, we have the most experienced and knowledgeable team in the market and are best equipped to drive innovative solutions and help our customers and partners build a profitable growth model for their business.”
Founded in 1954, Gladwin is one of the largest PBE distributors in the southwest United States. Gladwin specializes in training and assisting body shop technicians in product knowledge, process solutions, and SOP implementation to help improve customers’ performance.
“This is a terrific acquisition in terms of both the cultural fit of our teams and the expansion of our coverage of the important Texas market,” Henry Buckley, president and chief executive officer of Uni-Select, said. ”This is FinishMaster’s largest acquisition in 2016 which continues to enable us to better serve more customers.”