E.J. Welch Acquires Territories from Gilford-Johnson
St. Louis, MO, October 1, 2020-E. J. Welch, a division of Center Rock Capital Partners’ Merit Distribution Group, based in St. Louis, Missouri, has acquired the Indiana, Western Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio territories of Gilford-Johnson Flooring effective September 28, 2020.
With nearly 60 years in flooring and sundry distribution, E.J. Welch’s footprint covers 14 states and 25 locations across the Midwest and mountain states.
Gilford-Johnson Flooring was founded in 1991 in the Louisville, Kentucky area as the commercial flooring division of Gilford Corporation. In 1999, the company entered into the residential flooring market, growing from its initial base in Indiana and Kentucky to serve customers in Ohio and Tennessee. While E.J. Welch will take over the Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Western Tennessee territories as part of their Mid-South region, Gilford-Johnson will continue to operate in its territories across Alabama, Eastern Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
Both companies’ roots date back to the 1960s.