RockWise was founded in 2009 and has two locations in the Phoenix are plus one in Durango, Colo. It supplies drywall and stucco to professional contractors. RockWise will become part of GMS’s current operations in both Arizona and Colorado; it owns Sun Valley Supply stores in Phoenix and Tucson but nothing in Durango. Rockwise will retain its staff including its founder and president, Tom Pritchard.
Pritchard said he is excited about the acquisition. “In just seven years, we have grown into an industry leader in our markets. Our success is due to our commitment to provide unsurpassed service, quality products and long term relationships to our customers. GMS shares these core values and provides a perfect fit for the next chapter of our growth,” Pritchard said in the press release.
Don Taylor, western VP at GMS, said he is also looking forward to the acquisition. “We are very happy to welcome the RockWise team into the GMS family," Taylor said in a statement. "With three established locations, this team is driven by success and we are excited to help fuel their growth. ... With our national network and their loyal customer base, we expect our expanded regional footprint to continue on its successful path for years to come."