Looking to expand its presence in the Florida market, flooring distributor J.J. Haines & Co. has purchased distributor Wheeler Inc. of Orlando and made it a division of Haines. A leading company in the area, the 32-year-old Wheeler posts annual sales of approximately $50 million and has a dedicated staff of more than 70, according to the company.
Zwicker, president and CEO of the 133-year-old Haines, said the two companies
are a good match. “Wheeler’s customer focus and care for their people make
their culture very compatible with ours,” he said. “We are very pleased that
Wheeler is joining the Haines family.”
Wheeler, president of Wheeler, added, “We are excited about the opportunities
and capabilities that a leading company like Haines can provide.”
Wheeler operates a 120,000 sq. ft. warehouse in Orlando as
well as a customer call center. The company carries a full product line
including wood, vinyl and laminate flooring.
Haines buys Wheeler; Fla. distrib now a separate division
October 17, 2007