Wolf, the York, Pa.-based distributor, announced today it will expand its service area into much of the Southeast and deepen its footprint in New England. The expansions eventually will put Wolf in 25 states from Maine to Florida and enable it to reach 500 additional dealers.

The company--officially the Wolf Organization Inc., whose distribution are previously was known as Wolf Distributing Co.--said it will:

  • Immediately enlarge its service area for building products to include Connecticut, eastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and parts of New Hampshire and Vermont. Wolf already has been delivering cabinets in New England.
  • Starting in October, begin servicing Georgia, western South Carolina, eastern Alabama and eastern Tennessee.
  • Expand its product offerings by the second quarter of 2010 up and down the East Coast, including a first foray into Florida, starting with Jacksonville.Wolf's drive into Dixie is being made possible by the acquisition of a 100,000-square-foot distribution facility in the Atlanta area. It also is hiring at least 15 sales people, drivers, and "logistics professionals."

"Our strategy for growth is aggressive, but our approach is conservative--one that ensures profitability during 2009 and much greater potential for long-term organizational success," Tom Wolf, the company's CEO and chairman, said in a statement.
Wolf has been in the building materials business since its founding in 1843. It ran building material dealerships until last year, when it sold The Lumber Yard operations. Today, the nearly $200 million business has two divisions: Wolf, a distributor of decking, railing, trim and other building materials that bills itself as America's biggest supplier of kitchen cabinets; and Baublitz Advertising, a full-service marketing firm.