Spartan Surfaces, specialty flooring distribution company headquartered in Bel Air, Maryland, has acquired KRS Inc., a building materials distributor based in Waukesha, Wisconsin. 

Spartan Surfaces, a subsidiary of Floor & Décor, employs more than 100 team members and its geography encompasses three-fifths of the United States.

KRS Inc. was founded in 1971 by Ken Schaetz as a jack of all trades representing windows, roofing, and flooring within the architectural market. Bought out by his son in 1994, Keith Schaetz made the shift to solely focusing on flooring alternatives for his Wisconsin clients.

Keith, a man who lives by the belief that his word is bond, noted he’s making this next shift to Spartan for several reasons: “I could not pass up the opportunity to partner with one of the nation’s top specifying distributors. Merging into the larger organization will provide KRS the strength to better service our valued customers within an evolving industry. It’s about being the best you can be and doing whatever it takes to service your customers. Honesty, integrity, and taking care of people. That’s what we are all about.”

“As we work towards going national, we are excited to announce Spartan’s first acquisition. We targeted KRS because they are a leader of hard surface flooring in the state of Wisconsin, and because they’re led by an incredible leader Keith Schaetz, whose core values line up with ours,” noted Spartan’s Founder and CEO Kevin Jablon.

With the transition, Keith Schaetz and his team will continue to represent his existing product offering while adding several exciting new lines from the integration.  

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