EJ Welch Acquires Gilford-Johnson

St. Louis, MO, January 13, 2022-EJ Welch Company, a division of Center Rock Capital Partners’ Merit Distribution Group based in St. Louis, Missouri, has acquired Blue Equity-owned Gilford-Johnson Flooring, covering Alabama, Eastern Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and Florida territories. 

With 60 years in flooring and sundry distribution, EJ Welch’s footprint now covers 26 states and close to 45 locations across the Central and Upper Midwest, Southern, Mountain States, and now a stronger foothold in the Southeast part of the US. 

The company also announced the hiring of Tom Dorsey to the role of regional vice president sales and operations of the Southeast region. Dorsey brings 30 years of sales leadership in the construction industry, both in manufacturing and distribution, employed by world-class brands such as Armstrong, Mannington, JJ Haines, and CertainTeed. He built a career in sales working in all key industry verticals, including retail, residential, commercial and A&D. 

EJ Welch recently expanded its reach into the Southeast region with the acquisition of Dealer’s Supply in October 2021 and now through the acquisition of Gilford-Johnson will have warehouses in Cayce/Whitsett, Orlando, Knoxville, and Atlanta.  

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