Blevins Acquires Tri-State

Blevins buys Tri-State
The Blevins team talks with customers at a recent trade show.

Manufactured Housing Suppliers Combine Forces

Blevins Inc., a Nashville-based supplier of housing products, has acquired Tri-State Distributors and its nine branch locations.

Tri-State will continue to operate its corporate office in Royston, Ga., and all of its nine locations across Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Alabama and Mississippi. Tri-State will be a division of Blevins Inc. and will continue operating as Tri-State Distributors.

Founded in 1983, Tri-State serves the hearth, heating and gas products industries, as well as the manufactured housing and residential HVAC industries, in the southeast United States. Its product lines include gas grills, fireplace logs and heating products, along with HVAC equipment and manufactured housing accessories.

Merging Companies, Merging Ideas

“When Brad Blevins and I began talking about merging our two companies, I came to realize that his ideas about what success means in business are the same as mine,” said Tri-State CEO Steve Williams. “We both believe in taking good care of customers and employees. The transition has been very smooth, and I have agreed to stay on for a while to help ensure that operations continue to run as they should. Overall, I believe this merger will be a win-win for everyone.”

Brad Blevins, president of Blevins Inc., said his company and Tri-State have been competitors for more than 20 years, and the organizations have become well acquainted with each other during that time.

“By partnering with Tri-State, we look forward to helping continue the great momentum that the company has and are very excited about the benefits that both companies can get by being a part of the same organization,” Blevins said.

Founded in 1971 and family owned, Blevins supplies the manufactured housing industry with 13 distribution locations. The Blevins service area stretches from New Mexico to Maine to Florida, making deliveries to 35 states. With the acquisition of Tri-State Distributors, Blevins Inc. will have over 500 associates.