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Gillman Do it Best Home Centers Expands Presence in Indiana

Gillman Do it Best Home Centers has acquired Goecker Building Supplies, a building materials supplier with locations in North Vernon and Seymour, Indiana. The acquisition aligns with Gillman Home Centers’ commitment to community-focused, value-driven service and marks an expansion of its footprint in the Indiana home improvement market. 

Connie and Max Roeder have owned and operated Goecker Building Supplies since 1974, and their son Brett joined the operation in 2002. 

“The Roeder Family has excelled in serving the North Vernon and Seymour communities for over 50 years,” says Curtis Gillman, Gillman Home Center chief operating officer. “The culture they’ve established closely aligns with ours. They share our values of taking care of team members, being community-minded, and providing great value and knowledgeable service to professionals and homeowners alike. This makes it a perfect acquisition for Gillman’s.”

Key changes will include migrating co-op affiliation and vendor partnerships to Do it Best, as well as expanding product offerings. Customers will also benefit from Gillman’s Best Rewards program and the availability of in-house charge accounts for professionals.

“We are very happy to be handing off our business to the Gillman family,” says Max Roeder, former owner of Goecker Building Supply. “They share the Goecker priorities, such as putting employees first. We are excited to have such a great company coming to this area and believe they will thrive in our community.”

These new locations expand Gillman Home Centers’ reach and enhance its ability to serve more customers with top-notch products and services. They will be the 17th and 18th locations for the operation. 

“These two stores not only make geographical sense for our continued brand outreach, but they’re located in two amazing communities with significant growth potential and a history of supporting independent businesses,” Gillman says. “These long-standing, community-based, family-operated businesses are aligned with the culture of Gillman Home Centers and are just a few small steps from being another example of ‘The Gillman Difference’.”

About Lindsey Thompson

Lindsey joined the NHPA staff in 2021 as an associate editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. A native of Ohio, Lindsey earned a B.S. in journalism and minors in business and sociology from Ohio University. She loves spending time with her husband, two kids, two cats and one dog, as well as doing DIY projects around the house, going to concerts, boating and cheering on the Cleveland Indians.

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