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New Owner Takes Over Pacific Northwest Supplier

Sound Building Supply, Renton, Wa.-based manufacturer and distributor of metal flashing, roofing and building products, has been acquired by Salt Creek Capital, Menlo Park, Ca.

Sound Building Supply, Renton, Wa.-based manufacturer and distributor of metal flashing, roofing and building products, has been acquired by Salt Creek Capital, Menlo Park, Ca.

Richard Thome, incoming CEO, said, “I am thrilled to have partnered with Salt Creek Capital to complete this acquisition and am eager to join the SBS team. The founders of SBS built an exceptional business with a sterling reputation, and I am honored to have the opportunity to continue building upon this legacy.”

According to Diane Wilkins and Steven Wisner, who co-founded Sound 40 years ago, “We were pleased that Salt Creek Capital brought in a high-quality, proven CEO to help transition the business. The firm provided a solution to our needs for liquidity and my desire to transition our leadership responsibilities so that we could retire. The company is poised to enter a new period of growth.”

The company sells its products to a network of wholesale and specialty retail companies in the construction supplies industry throughout Washington, Oregon and Alaska.

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Publisher of two monthly magazines for LBM dealers and distributors—The Merchant Magazine, founded in 1922 to serve the western U.S., and Building Products Digest, formed in 1982 to serve east of the Rockies.

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