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Gillman Do it Best Home Centers acquires Goecker Building Supplies

Gillman Do it Best Home Centers has acquired Goecker Building Supplies, a building materials supplier with locations in North Vernon and Seymour, Indiana. The acquisition aligns with Gillman Home Centers’ commitment to community-focused, value-driven service and marks an expansion of its footprint in the Indiana home improvement market. This announcement marks the company’s 17th and 18th locations throughout central Indiana and southwestern Ohio. 

Connie and Max Roeder have owned and operated Goecker Building Supplies since 1974, and their son Brett joined the operation in 2002. “The Roeder Family has excelled in serving the North Vernon and Seymour communities for over 50 years,” said Gillman Home Center COO Curtis Gillman. “The culture they’ve established closely aligns with ours. They share our values of taking care of team members, being community-minded, and providing great value and knowledgeable service to professionals and homeowners alike. This makes it a perfect acquisition for Gillman’s.” 

Max Roeder shared a positive outlook on the transition: “We are very happy to be handing off our business to the Gillman family. They share the Goecker priorities, such as putting employees first. We are excited to have such a great company coming to this area and believe they will thrive in our community.” 

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Gillman Home Centers will integrate Goecker’s operations seamlessly, ensuring a smooth transition for customers. Key changes will include migrating co-op affiliation and vendor partnerships to Do it Best, as well as expanding product offerings. Customers will also benefit from Gillman’s Best Rewards program and the availability of in-house charge accounts for professionals. 

The acquisition of the North Vernon and Seymour locations reflects Gillman Home Centers’ strategy of using its purchasing power to lower prices and improve its service offerings. These new locations expand Gillman Home Centers’ reach and enhance its ability to serve more customers with top-notch products and services.

“These two stores not only make geographical sense for our continued brand outreach, but they’re located in two amazing communities with significant growth potential and a history of supporting independent businesses,” added Gillman. “These long-standing, community-based, family-operated businesses are aligned with the culture of Gillman Home Centers and are just a few small steps from being another example of ‘The Gillman Difference.’” 

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