Cook & Boardman Acquires Girtman & Associates

Press Release / 4.25

Cook & Boardman Acquires Girtman & Associates

Leading Commercial Door and Hardware Distributor Expands into Nashville Market

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Kelly Lineberger


Winston-Salem, NC (April 25, 2018) – The Cook & Boardman Group (“Cook & Boardman”), a portfolio company of Ridgemont Equity Partners, today announced the acquisition of Girtman & Associates, Inc., a division of Bass Security Services, Inc. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Girtman & Associates is a distributor of commercial doors, door frames, and door hardware specializing in providing door entry systems and accessories directly to end-user companies with large, nationwide footprints. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“Nashville is one of the fastest growing markets in the U.S. and a great place to run a business,” said Darrin Anderson, CEO of the Cook & Boardman Group. “The addition of Girtman & Associates to the Cook & Boardman family of companies allows us to plant a flag in Nashville, compete for new local projects, and strengthen our firm’s national accounts program. We are well positioned to establish ourselves in this new market because we can offer the broadest set of products and the highest level of customer service in the industry. National account relationships have been a top priority for both Girtman & Associates and Cook & Boardman and we look forward to continuing to serve these customers and building out a new geography together.”