Fifth-Generation Family-Owned Business Complements Gerken’s Diverse Portfolio
FMI Capital Advisors is pleased to announce the acquisition of Kuhlman Construction Products, Inc. (“Kuhlman”) by The Gerken Companies (“Gerken”), headquartered in Napoleon, OH. Kuhlman is a fifth-generation family-owned and operated business based in Maumee, OH. FMI Capital Advisors served as the exclusive financial advisor to Kuhlman for this transaction, which closed on March 2, 2021.
The acquisition of Kuhlman expands The Gerken Companies’ portfolio of businesses that build and improve infrastructure. The Gerken Companies plans to retain the current leadership team and employees and will continue to invest in its people and assets to better serve its customers in Northern Ohio and Southeastern Michigan.
“Kuhlman was a natural fit for us because of their 120-year tradition of quality materials coupled with a focus on employees and safety,” said Brent Gerken, President of The Gerken Companies. “Their commitment to making their customers successful aligns perfectly with our culture and vision.”
Tim Goligoski, CEO of Kuhlman, adds “We are pleased to be joining The Gerken Companies because we respect their dedication to product quality, continuous improvement, and maintaining strong relationships with customers and business partners.”
Since bricklayer Adam Kuhlman went into the building supply business in 1901, the company has been customer-driven. Over five generations, Kuhlman has grown into one of the region’s largest producers of ready-mixed concrete, a diversified wholesale distributor of quality construction materials for the concrete/masonry and water/sewer trades, and a leading supplier and hauler of quality construction aggregates. Additionally, Kuhlman operates one of the largest and most accessible bulk material storage facilities on the Great Lakes. For more, visit www.kuhlman-corp.com.
About The Gerken Companies
For more than 60 years, The Gerken Companies have worked to successfully build and improve infrastructure throughout northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. Their dedicated workforce includes more than 350 men and women who are committed to construction quality, anticipating industry trends, and adapting to meet the needs of their customers. For more, visit www.gerkencompanies.com.
About FMI Capital Advisors
FMI Capital Advisors, a subsidiary of FMI Corporation, is a leading investment banking firm dedicated to the built environment. With more than 750 completed M&A transactions, our industry focus enables us to maximize value for our clients through our deep market knowledge, strong technical expertise, and an unparalleled network of industry relationships.
FMI Capital Advisors’ Construction Materials team specializes in sell-side mergers and acquisitions for the construction materials industry, including crushed stone, sand, gravel, hot mix asphalt, and ready mixed concrete.
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