Trimlite Acquires Francis-Schulze Co.

September 25th, 2023 by Editor

Trimlite Equity L.P., a Wynnchurch Capital portfolio company, recently announced it has acquired Francis-Schulze Co., a distributor of exterior door products and hardware. Financial terms were not disclosed.

According to Trimlite officials, members of the Francis and Schulze families will continue as shareholders in Trimlite.

“I’d like to thank the Francis and Schulze families for their decades-long stewardship of this high-quality company,” said Patrick Hooper, CEO of Trimlite. “Ken and the families have built a wonderful distribution company and their values complement ours. We look forward to supporting Francis-Schulze in their next phase of growth.”

D.J. Francis founded Francis-Schulze Company in 1957. Over the years, the company has developed as a family-owned and operated distributor of wholesale building materials to lumber dealers, home centers and door specialists.

“As we started to plan for the next chapter for Francis-Schulze, we felt that Trimlite was the best fit for our people, our customers, and our suppliers,” said Ken Francis, president of the Francis-Schulze division of Trimlite. “Their commitment to service, quality, and their industry expertise gave us a confidence that Francis-Schulze will be in great hands as the business continues to grow.”

Francis-Schulze is the second acquisition by Trimlite since the company was acquired by Wynnchurch Capital.

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