Kodiak Building Partners Acquires AO, Inc.

DENVER, Aug. 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Denver based Kodiak Building Partners announced today the purchase of substantially all the assets of AO, Inc., a Dallas based fabricator and distributor of doors, frames and hardware to commercial contractors for the office build-out market.

Kodiak President and COO, Steve Swinney, said, "We are very excited about having the AO team join forces with us. Their expertise in serving the market for both new office facilities and tenant improvement work fits into our diverse approach to U.S. construction markets."

Kevin Skaggs, founder and owner of AO, added, "After over twelve years of nurturing and growing AO into a leader in this market, I'm pleased to see that this transaction offers a smooth transition for our AO team, our customers and our suppliers."

Kodiak Chairman and CEO, Paul Hylbert, said, "This acquisition marks another step in the growth of Kodiak and our growth in the Texas market. With Gulf & Basco, Factory Builder Stores, and now AO, serving all the major markets, we're continuing to invest in one of the fastest growing states in the country."

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

About the firms:

AO, Inc., founded in 2001, serves the commercial office and tenant build-out markets in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area and follows customers to serve selected projects in major metro markets throughout the country.

Kodiak Building Partners, founded in 2011, is a fabricator and distributor of building products with four locations in Colorado, eight locations in Texas, and one location in Boston serving commercial and residential contractors, builders and sub-contractors with a wide variety of products including steel, gypsum, lumber, doors and millwork, windows, cabinets and appliances.

CONTACT: Kyle Barker 303-576-2227 kyle.barker@kodiakbp.comSource:Kodiak Building Partners