ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PDI announced today that it has acquired W.A. Bragg & Co. as part of the company’s growth and expansion plans. The purchase will accelerate PDI’s efforts to increase service to existing clients, reach customers in new markets, as well as broaden its offerings by adding new products to the current business model.
“We are proud to bring the Bragg team into the PDI family. This acquisition will have a significant and positive impact on our strategic growth initiatives while helping us stay true to our company mission,” said Coley Herrin, Chief Executive Officer of PDI. “We remain passionate about enhancing the lives of our employees, customers, and vendors while sharing our unmatched industry knowledge.”
With nearly 50 years in business, PDI is a leading wholesale distributor and retailer providing quality kitchen, bath, and lighting products in the Southeastern United States. The independently-owned company currently operates 10 branch locations and seven showrooms across Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee – including the first two Kohler Signature Stores in the region.
“Our family began this business nearly 70 years ago with a deep commitment to our customers and employees,” said Brian Bragg, President of W.A. Bragg & Co. “We are grateful to the leadership at PDI for their commitment to carry on the tradition and values our company was built on.”
PDI has a growing network of branches and showrooms, and following the acquisition, will serve these locations: Alpharetta, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Evans, Lake Oconee, Lawrenceville, McDonough, Milledgeville, Pooler, Statesboro, Vidalia, Warner Robins, and Woodstock in Georgia; Aiken and Spartanburg in South Carolina; Nashville and White House in Tennessee. Customers may explore PDI’s offerings through its website: www.relyonpdi.com.
About PDI Kitchen, Bath, and Lighting
In 1973, Glad Mealor and Ronald Pratt founded Plumbing Distributors, Inc., now known as “PDI”. The owners, along with Glad’s son Sid Mealor as their first employee, began operations in a 3,000 square-foot warehouse in Lawrenceville, Ga., with a focus on counter sales and delivery of plumbing products. The family business was born out of a passion for identifying and fulfilling the needs of customers while exemplifying first-class service. Almost 50 years later, PDI is recognized as an industry leader in wholesale distribution and as a vibrant kitchen, bath, and lighting retailer. The company has experienced record growth in the past 30 years. Today, the independently-owned company operates 10 branch locations and seven showrooms across Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee – including the first two Kohler Signature Stores in the region. PDI comprises more than 400 employees and continues to flourish through a combination of successful partnerships, acquisitions, and a commitment to its core values of: accountability, commitment, flexibility, integrity, loyalty, and teamwork. For more information on PDI, visit relyonpdi.com or call (800) 262-9231. Follow PDI on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn for the latest news and updates.
About W.A. Bragg & Co.
Wallace Bragg opened W.A. Bragg & Company nearly 70 years ago in his hometown of Augusta, Ga. He held a strong belief in creating a business devoted to its customers and employees, and that spirit still runs through the organization today. The company quickly achieved success in the early years and continued to grow following Mr. Bragg’s passing in 1966, when his wife, Norma, took helm of the company. Mrs. Bragg successfully grew the company over the next 20 years, including opening its first branch location in Martinez, Ga. Their children—Lynda, Darrell, and Brian Bragg—later joined the company and helped launch seven more locations. Today, W.A. Bragg & Company operates nine branches with six showrooms in Augusta, Athens, Evans, Milledgeville, Pooler, Statesboro, Vidalia, and Warner Robins in Georgia; and Aiken, South Carolina. For more information on W.A. Bragg & Company, please visit: wabragg.com.