Trimlite Equity, L.P. acquires Francis-Schulze Company

Trimlite Equity, L.P. (Trimlite), a portfolio company of Wynnchurch Capital, has recently completed the acquisition of Francis-Schulze Company (F-S), a renowned distributor of exterior door products and hardware. While specific financial details remain undisclosed, members of the Francis and Schulze families will continue as shareholders in Trimlite.

Founded in 1957 and headquartered in Russia, Ohio, F-S has earned a strong reputation in the Ohio Valley for delivering high-quality products and value-added services to a diverse customer base.

Patrick Hooper, CEO of Trimlite, expressed gratitude to the Francis and Schulze families for their enduring stewardship of the company. He noted that Trimlite’s values align seamlessly with those of F-S and emphasized their commitment to supporting F-S in its growth journey.

Ken Francis, President of the Francis-Schulze division of Trimlite, voiced confidence in the partnership, stating that Trimlite’s dedication to service, quality, and industry expertise convinced them that F-S would flourish under their guidance.

Brian Crumbaugh, Partner at Wynnchurch, extended a warm welcome to Francis-Schulze as part of the Trimlite team, expressing enthusiasm for their collaboration and continued business growth. This acquisition marks the second by Trimlite since its integration with Wynnchurch Capital.

Founded by D.J. Francis in 1957, Francis-Schulze Company is a family-owned and operated distributor of wholesale building materials, serving lumber dealers, home centers, and door specialists. With a steadfast commitment to quality products and exceptional customer service, F-S has remained an industry leader and a preferred choice for dealers for six decades.

Established in 1982, Trimlite Equity, L.P. specializes in the distribution of residential doors and related products across North America. The company’s extensive product range includes interior and exterior door slabs, prehung doors, door glass, doorlites, and more, catering to a network of wholesale distributors, dealers, and OEM customers.

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