LEXINGTON, Ky. – Aetna Building Solutions Inc., a wholesale distributor of building materials for commercial and residential applications, has acquired Hardwood Specialties Inc., a building materials wholesaler in Lexington, Ky.
Hardwood Specialties is the latest strategic addition to Aetna Building Solutions, expanding the reach of the Midwest market which now includes major metropolitan areas in Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana and parts of Iowa, from Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky.
“Hardwood Specialties owners, Bobby Mastin and Jeff Hall, have for over 25 years established a reputation for providing exceptional products and service to the Lexington area, making it the perfect complement to the presence at rapid growth for Aetna in the Midwest,” said Jon Minnaert, president of Aetna. . “By expanding into the greater Lexington area, customers in the area can now take advantage of Aetna’s much larger inventory and a much broader product assortment. These include hardwood plywood, hardwood, butcher block, particleboard, MDF, melamine, and hardware sold to a variety of market segment manufacturers, including cabinets and crates , cupboards, store fixtures, countertops, office and residential furniture, exhibits and architectural millwork. ”
The acquisition became effective on September 1. The business will continue to operate at the current location of Hardwood Specialties and maintain its Hardwood Specialties brand.