Builders FirstSource to Acquire Software Provider for $450 Million

The addition of WTS Paradigm LLC, a software solutions and services provider for the building products industry, is another digital investment for the distributor.
Builders FirstSource 4Q 20219 sales earnings

Builders FirstSource Inc. (Nasdaq: BLDR), Dallas, on Tuesday announced it has agreed to acquire WTS Paradigm LLC, a Middleton, Wisconsin-based software solutions and services provider for the building products industry, for $450 million.

Paradigm specializes in technology, software development and consulting services that help manufacturers, retailers and homebuilders in the building products industry boost sales, reduce costs and become more efficient.

According to Builders FirstSource, “the acquisition is an important step forward in Builder FirstSource’s strategy to invest in innovative digital solutions that will help its customers build more efficiently. Paradigm serves hundreds of customers, including manufacturers, retailers, dealers, homebuilders and remodelers and is expected to generate revenue of approximately $50 million in 2021.”

“Purchasing Paradigm is an important step in advancing our digital strategy to create significant construction process efficiencies through prudent investments in innovative technologies,” said Dave Flitman, president and CEO of Builders FirstSource. “Home construction lags far behind other major industries in the adoption of modern tools that can save time and money and reduce waste. Our unmatched scale, industry relationships and technical knowledge uniquely position us to increase the adoption of digital solutions across a fragmented customer base. Paradigm’s powerful technology platform provides us with an enhanced customer value proposition, helping fuel long-term growth by establishing a leadership position in digital solutions for homebuilders.”

Added Nathan Herbst, Paradigm founder and CEO: “I have always cared deeply about the success of our employees, our customers and this company. We will continue to be a great partner to all our existing customers. Becoming a part of Builders FirstSource will unlock new opportunities for our employees, introduce us to new customers and allow us to accelerate the adoption and deployment of our software to solve our customers’ complex business problems. I look forward to working with the Builders FirstSource team to enhance homebuilding through digital tools.”

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