Center Rock and Leelanau Acquire Leading Manufacturer and Distributor of Fencing
CHICAGO, IL and BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI — Nov 3, 2020 — Center Rock Capital Partners, LP (“Center Rock”) and Leelanau Private Capital (“LPC”) are pleased to announce the acquisition of Eastern Wholesale Fence, LLC (“Eastern”), a leading branded manufacturer and distributor of exterior residential and commercial fencing solutions.
Eastern is headquartered in Medford, New York and offers one of the broadest portfolios of premium, innovative PVC, chain link, wood, and aluminum fences. Offering quality fencing and industry-leading service, Eastern is a critical partner to fence contractors, fence fabricators, distributors, retailers, landscapers, and municipalities.
“Eastern’s quality products, high service levels, and quick ship capabilities differentiates us from the competition at each stage of the sale and fulfillment process,” said Peter Williams Jr., CEO of Eastern. “We are proud to have built Eastern into a leading fencing distributor in the Northeast and are excited to partner with Center Rock and LPC to pursue strategic initiatives and further accelerate growth.”
Terry Theodore, Partner at Center Rock said, “With over 15,000 SKUs, Eastern’s comprehensive product offering, outstanding customer service, and exceptionally fast delivery model allow Eastern to get high quality products to their customers more quickly than others in their industry.” Brent Willson, a Center Rock Principal added, “Peter and his team have demonstrated an ability to win in a fragmented fencing market by investing strategically in production and distribution capabilities. Eastern’s strong market position and industry-leading service model, together with opportunities to expand, make it a very exciting investment for Center Rock.”
About Eastern Wholesale Fence, LLC
Eastern Wholesale Fence is a leading branded manufacturer and distributor of exterior residential and commercial fencing solutions. Eastern manufactures and distributes a full range of fence products, including PVC, chain link, wood, and aluminum ornamental fencing
For more information, please visit www.easternfence.com.
About Center Rock Capital Partners
Center Rock is a Midwest-based private equity firm focused on building leading industrial companies in the lower middle market. Center Rock seeks industrial manufacturing, industrial services and industrial distribution companies headquartered in North America, often with multi-national operations and locations that serve both domestic and global markets. With substantial expertise working constructively with management teams to drive both operational and strategic improvement, Center Rock’s investment professionals have the flexibility and tools to invest in a broad array of transactions and build value in lower middle market industrial companies.