Beacon announced it has opened new locations in Austell, Georgia; Marquette Heights, Illinois; Des Moines, Iowa; North Charleston, South Carolina; and Bastrop, Texas to serve residential roofing, commercial roofing, and waterproofing contractors.

The Austell, Georgia branch is located in the Atlanta metro area, the 10th Beacon branch serving Atlanta area contractors.

“The population continues to grow west of the city, and we have the residential and commercial roofing products and services to support contractors as they grow their businesses,” Lynn France, Beacon’s regional vice president of the Southeast, said in a prepared statement.

The Marquette Heights location is in the Peoria metro in Illinois and is the first Beacon branch serving contractors in the area.

“Our product range and the opportunity to use Beacon PRO+, our industry leading app, will help busy customers who are on the go,” Larry Augello, Beacon’s regional vice president of North Central, said.

The Des Moines branch is Beacon’s second location in the Iowa market.

“We are excited to be more accessible for customers serving the downtown Des Moines area and have made it easy for them to reach us right off Interstate 325,” Brett Kinning, Beacon’s regional vice president of Northern Plains, said. “We have all the roofing and complementary products needed for residential projects.”

The North Charleston location will be dedicated to servicing waterproofing customers.

“This location is fully stocked with specialty products and staffed by a technically trained team to assist with projects that require sealants, coatings, air and vapor barriers, and other waterproofing products necessary for construction,” Alan Ridge, Beacon’s division vice president of waterproofing. “With the inherent weather exposure in coastal Georgia and Carolina, I’m thrilled to bring our knowledge and product range to this region.”

The Bastrop, Texas will serve the greater Austin area.

“This is our sixth location supporting contractors in the fast-growth Austin area,” Peter Lippeert, Beacon’s regional vice president of Texas, said. “The Beacon OTC network works very well in this area allowing us to differentiate on service and product range making our customer experience stand above the competition.”

In total, Beacon has opened 26 new locations and completed nine acquisitions in 2023. The company said footprint expansion is an important part of its Ambition 2025 plan.

Herndon, Va.-based Beacon distributes roofing materials and complementary building products. The company operates over 500 branches throughout all 50 U.S. states and six Canadian provinces.