Heritage Pool Supply Group, a McKinney, Texas-based platform company of landscape distributor Heritage Landscape Supply Group Inc. (itself a subsidiary of SRS Distribution), on Friday announced it has acquired Quality Pool Supply Co., a Clio, Michigan-based wholesale distributor of pool and spa products in the Midwest. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Founded in 1971 by Jack Englehart, Quality is run today by John Coulier and Cary Englehart, who will continue to run the company and its six locations under the existing brand.
“We are very excited to announce the partnership with John, Cary and the entire Quality team,” said Matt McDermott, president of Heritage. “Having formally launched this platform only a month ago, we could not have asked for a better start to achieving our vision of building the industry’s most admired company. John, Cary, and Jack have built one of the preeminent companies in the industry and we are truly honored and humbled that they have chosen to join our family of independents.”
Said Coulier, CEO and owner of Quality: “Over the past 50 years, we have worked every day to serve, support and protect our independent contractor customers. As we started to consider our options to continue growing the business, we realized it was an ideal time to bring on a partner that could provide additional resources. We thought it would be tough to find a partner that shared our passion for customer service, appreciation for our employees, and commitment to maintaining the legacy we have built at Quality. To my surprise, we found that partner very quickly in Heritage. Their family of independents model is truly unique and will provide us with the benefits of a larger organization and the entrepreneurial flexibility of a local business so we can continue doing what makes us special.”
Added Englehart, Quality’s president and owner, “We are thrilled to partner with our friends at Aqua-Gon and Davis Supply. The resources that Heritage brings to bear will no doubt strengthen our ability to grow and be a leader in our markets. I am very excited about what the future holds for Quality.”