BB Industries Acquires Innovative Tool Solutions

BB Industries (BBI), a distributor of tools, materials and supplies to countertop fabricators, marble stone masons and tile contractors has acquired Sarasota, Fla.-based Innovative Tool Solutions (ITS).

ITS is a retailer of stone countertop fabrication and installation tools and supplies with a dedicated customer base throughout the West Central Florida area. ITS specializes in diamond tooling, kitchen and bath sinks, shop supplies, chemicals, and specialty services.

Generational Equity Executive Managing Director, M&A-Technology Practice Leader, David Fergusson, Senior M&A Advisor, Nick Arnheim, with the support of Vice President, M&A, Emil Nirkis successfully closed the transaction on March 14, 2023. Executive Managing Director, Rick Buchoz established the initial relationship with ITS.

“John Hager and Tim Olson have built a wonderful business, servicing their customers with dedication and care every step of the way. The acquisition of Innovative Tool Solutions by BB Industries Supply is a perfect match, and I know that BBI will continue to take the company to new heights under their leadership,” said Arnheim.

BBI CEO Rick Stimac said, “We are very happy to welcome ITS into our BBI family. This partnership fits well with our desire to grow as a national distributor, through a supporting local presence. Our goal is to build one-on-one relationships with our customer shops. By partnering with ITS, we make our coverage of the Florida territory both better and deeper, using the knowledge and relationships built up over ITS’s 14-year presence in the area to catapult us forward. We are fully committed to our expansion in Florida, and growing our newest BBI regional location.”

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