Gypsum Management and Supply (GMS), distributor of drywall, ceiling, and specialty building materials, announced today the acquisition of Contractors Choice Supply, in Lubbock, Texas. The company will become a wholly owned subsidiary of GMS.

Earlier this year, GMS itself was acquired by AEA Investors based in New York City.

“We are pleased to bring Contractors Choice Supply into the GMS family," said Mike Callahan, president of GMS. "This relationship provides GMS with an excellent opportunity to expand our service network in the fast-growing region of West Texas.”

Mike Chism, president of Contractors Choice Supply, said that he's excited about the company's future. "The financial and organizational backing of GMS enhances our ability to serve the expanding needs of our market, while still allowing us to focus on the local relationships and service that has made us successful for the past 14 years."

GMS describes itself as the largest distributor of drywall, acoustical ceilings and other specialty building materials in the country. Founded in 1971, GMS now operates a network of more than 140 distribution centers nationwide.