Specialty building materials distributor US LBM opened a new roofing and siding location in Millsboro, Del. The location is the company’s second greenfield opening in Delaware in 2021 and US LBM’s 12th roofing- and siding-focused greenfield since 2018.

The Millsboro location will operate as part of US LBM’s Universal Supply division, which has locations across Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

“Universal Supply is a trusted and leading name in the mid-Atlantic for roofing, siding, and specialty building materials,” US LBM chief development officer Jeff Umosella said in a news release. “This new location complements US LBM’s existing network in Delaware and Maryland and allows us to better serve both existing and new customers in southern Delaware and the northern communities along Maryland’s Eastern Shore.”

Universal Supply has been providing builders in New Jersey with top brands of specialty building products, including roofing and siding, since 1965, according to a news release. US LBM’s building materials distributors in the region also include Feldman Lumber and Direct Cabinet Sales.

The greenfield opening follows a busy pattern of acquisitions for US LBM. In the past 12 months, the distributor has acquired Zeeland Lumber in November 2020, Ridgefield Supply Company, Tri-County Building Supplies, and Jennings Builders Supply & Hardware in December 2020, Gilcrest/Jewett in January 2021, Villaume Industries in February 2021, Brand Vaughan Lumber Company and Home Center Supply in July 2021, North Georgia Building Supply, Junior’s Building Materials, and Massey Builders Supply in August 2021, Mid-Cape Home Centers and Northern Building Supply in September 2021, and BuilderUp in October 2021.

The distributor also completed a mega-merger with LBM giant American Construction Supply in May 2021, adding more than 70 locations to its portfolio with the acquisition and significantly expanded in Texas with the acquisitions of two-unit Oldham Lumber, 40 location Higginbotham Brothers, eight-unit J.P. Hart Lumber and Hart Components, and Arrowhead Stairs & Treads.

US LBM has also opened greenfield locations in Paterson, N.J., and Yeadon, Pa., since November 2020. US LBM offers a portfolio of specialty products, including windows, doors, millwork, wallboard, roofing, siding, engineered components, and cabinetry.