Lumber and building materials distributor American Construction Source (ACS) acquired Albert Lea, Minn.–based Freeborn Lumber Company.

Freeborn will operate under the Arrow Building Center brand, which provides custom home builders, building professionals, and DIY customers a portfolio of LBM products, component manufacturing, and specialty services in Minnesota and Wisconsin. ACS acquired Arrow Building Center (ABC) in November 2018. ABC has been in business since 1903 and operates 16 full-service lumberyards, specialty dealers, and manufacturing plants.

“We are pleased to add Freeborn, which has been serving customers in Minnesota and Iowa since 1946, to our growing portfolio of service-oriented lumber and building materials locations,” James Drexinger, CEO of ACS, said in a public statement. “We look forward to providing the same friendly service Freeborn customers have come to rely upon, coupled with the efficient ‘Arrow Experience’, as we remain focused on best practices, operational excellence, and the best possible service in the local markets we serve.”

Springfield, Mo.-based ACS, backed by private firms Angeles Equity Partners and Clearlake Capital Group, serves custom home builders, remodelers, and DIY customers. The distributor has more than 70 locations across seven states. ACS was formed after purchasing Meek’s Lumber last September. The company quickly expanded, acquiring Edwards Building Center and Breckenridge Building Center in October prior to its purchase of ABC. The company debuted as the 14th largest firm on the 2019 ProSales 100 list, generating $566.3 million in sales. The majority of its revenue (90%) comes from pro customers.