Cameron Ashley Acquires Appalachian Insulation - Modern Distribution Management

Log In

Cameron Ashley Acquires Appalachian Insulation

Building Products distributor Cameron Ashley has added 28 greenfield locations and five acquisitions in the past 5 years.

Cameron Ashley Building Products continues its rapid expansion, with its latest acquisition in the form of Elizabethtown, PA-based Appalachian Insulation Supply (AIS) and Wolf Pak Transport in a stock purchase agreement.

Family-owned AIS began operations in 1987 and distributes exclusively Johns Manville insulation, spray foam, mineral wool, sheathing and other insulation accessories to dealers and contractors. The company operates from nine fully-stocked warehouses strategically located in the Midwest and Eastern regions of the United States. 

“We are pleased to carry on the strong tradition of customer service and supplier relationships that AIS’ founder Bill Brinser created,” Cameron Ashley President and CEO Donny DeMarie said in a March 18 news release. “With Cameron Ashley’s strong roots in the insulation and distribution industries, this acquisition makes sense, and I feel that Bill would have felt that his company is being placed in capable hands who will continue to honor and grow his legacy. We are extremely grateful to Barry Brinser, Bill’s brother, who was instrumental in helping us achieve a successful outcome.”

The addition makes for 28 greenfield locations and five acquisitions that Cameron Ashley has added over the past 5 years. The company will now operate from 65 distribution centers, and its insulation offering includes fiberglass products from Knauf and Johns Manville.

With the addition of 28 greenfield locations and five acquisitions over the last five years, Cameron Ashley will now operate 65 strategically located distribution centers and will distribute fiberglass products from Knauf and Johns Manville.

“Now that the acquisition is complete, we are excited to have our first locations in Florida and Virginia,” DeMarie continued. “We look forward to welcoming the AIS employees, customers, and suppliers to our team. We are committed to enhancing the customer’s experience with our Cameron Ashley Advantages including F^st Delivery, PLUS Points Loyalty Program, CONNECT customer portal, incentives, customer trips, and more robust product and accessory offerings.”

This past November, Cameron Ashley announced the grand opening of new DCs in Chicago; Greenville, SC; and Manchester, NH.

Related Posts

Share this article

About the Author
Recommended Reading
Leave a Reply

Leave a Comment

Sign Up for the MDM Update Newsletter

The MDM update newsletter is your best source for news and trends in the wholesale distribution industry.

Get the MDM Update Newsletter

Wholesale distribution news and trends delivered right to your inbox.

Sign-up for our free newsletter and get:

  • Up-to-date news in a quick-to-read format
  • Free access to webcasts, podcasts and live events
  • Exclusive whitepapers, research and reports
  • And more!


articles left

Want more Premium content from MDM?

Subscribe today and get:

  • New issues twice each month
  • Unlimited access to, including 10+ years of archived data
  • Current trends analysis, market data and economic updates
  • Discounts on select store products and events

Subscribe to continue reading

MDM Premium Subscribers get:

  • Unlimited access to
  • 1 year digital subscription, with new issues twice a month
  • Trends analysis, market data and quarterly economic updates
  • Deals on select store products and events



You have one free article remaining

Subscribe to MDM Premium to get unlimited access. Your subscription includes:

  • Two new issues a month
  • Access to 10+ years of archived data on
  • Quarterly economic updates, trends analysis and market data
  • Store and event discounts

To continue reading, you must be an MDM Premium subscriber.

Join other distribution executives who use MDM Premium to optimize their business. Our insights and analysis help you enter the right new markets, turbocharge your sales and marketing efforts, identify business partners that help you scale, and stay ahead of your competitors.

Register for full access

By providing your email, you agree to receive announcements from us and our partners for our newsletter, events, surveys, and partner resources per MDM Terms & Conditions. You can withdraw consent at any time.

Learn More about Custom Reports

Request a Market Prospector Demo

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.