Munch’s Supply Expands Internationally

June 15, 2021
Plumbing distributor acquires Ontario-based Marks Supply.

NEW LENOX, IL —Munch’s Supply (the “Company”), a leading U.S.-based heating, ventilation and air conditioning (“HVAC”) distributor has acquired Marks Supply, including its Watermarks division, nine branches, three retail plumbing showrooms, and two distribution centers servicing the province of Ontario, Canada. This will expand Munch’s geographic footprint to 51 locations serving 16 U.S. states and one Canadian province.

“For almost six decades, the Todd family and the Marks Supply team have proudly served the Ontario market as the leading provider of HVAC, plumbing, hydronics, and pipe, valves & fittings (“PVF”) products,” said Bob Munch, CEO of Munch’s Supply. “We are excited to continue growing the business together and upholding the same level of commitment to employees, customers and vendors.”

Marks Supply President Robin Todd added, “We have come a long way since my father started this business in 1962. We are proud of what we’ve built and look forward to further accelerating our tremendous growth in partnership with Munch’s Supply. Curtis Shea will step into the role of President and lead the Canadian operations for the combined company and continue to expand the product offering and capabilities in our region.”

The acquisition demonstrates Munch’s ongoing dedication to the HVAC and plumbing marketplace and reinforces its commitment to partnering with family and customer-service focused businesses looking for either a long-term partnership or an exit strategy.

Munch’s Supply has been operating in the Chicagoland area for 65 years and is consistently ranked as a top HVAC distributor in the United States. Ridgemont Equity Partners, a middle-market private equity firm, acquired a majority stake in Munch’s Supply in 2019 and continues to support the Company in its organic and M&A growth initiatives.

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