Builders FirstSource (BFS) is the United States’ largest supplier of building products to professional homebuilders and contractors. The Company is a fully-integrated supplier, manufacturer and installer of structural and related building products, and operates in 430 locations throughout 40 states, primarily in the southern and mid-Atlantic regions. BFS has an integrated business model that differentiates it from competitors that operate with a decentralized collection of facilities.
Consolidating and Positioning for Growth: JLL partnered with BFS's management team to craft a business plan focused on consolidating the fragmented building products supply industry. A strong balance sheet, nimble debt repurchases, and internal restructurings kept the Company on solid ground during the global financial crisis and housing collapse. With initiatives such as increasing working capital, reducing costs, investing in infrastructure technology, deploying capital expenditures to enhance capabilities and strengthening its sales team, the Company has out-performed its peers. Created through the acquisition of ProBuild (2015) and 25 bolt-on acquisitions, BFS is actively taking advantage of the recovery in single family home building.