Spokane-based Tombari Structural Products Inc. has been acquired by Elkridge, Maryland-based O’Donnell Metal Deck LLC in a transaction that will increase the market footprint for the East Coast decking supplier, says former Tombari Structural Products President Mike Tombari.
In addition to the Maryland headquarters, O’Donnell Metal Deck has offices in Georgia, Texas, and Arizona. The acquisition, which was finalized in late September, will expand O’Donnell’s market to include the Pacific Northwest region, says Tombari.
“We were appealing because we kind of complete their national scope,” Tombari says. “They have a similar culture to ours, so it really felt comfortable in making this transition.”
Matt Weiss, CEO of O’Donnell Metal Deck, says in a press release announcing the transaction that the Pacific Northwest “has very attractive growth prospects and Tombari’s expertise in larger, more complex projects will help us grow both in their home territory and in the rest of our markets.”
Both companies service steel fabricators and contractors in the construction industry and the culture at both companies is focused on providing excellent customer service, Tombari says.
Tombari’s 13 employees have joined the O’Donnell Metal Deck workforce, including Tombari in his new leadership role with O’Donnell, he says.
“I’ll be continuing with operations and training their sales staff on how we do business and continuing the success through the transition,” he says.
Tombari declines to disclose the terms of the transaction.
For now, he says the Spokane-based decking distributor will continue operating under the Tombari brand.
Tombari Structural operates in a 4,800-square-foot office building at 1501 N. Howard, in Spokane.
Jerry and Cathy Tombari founded the business in 1995.
“My parents started this business and will transition into retirement as part of this corporate change,” he says.
The purchase came at a time that made the most sense for the long-term success of the business and its workforce, he adds.
“This was the right fit for a company to come in and provide opportunities for our employees to continue their careers and further opportunities in a larger company,” Tombari says.
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