E.C. Barton and Company acquires Seconds and Surplus

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E.C. Barton and Company, the Jonesboro-based retailer operating in 19 states, has acquired Seconds & Surplus, a Dallas-based building material supplier. The deal includes four locations in Texas.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“For 35 years, Seconds and Surplus has built a name in the Dallas market as the leader in discount building materials. I want to thank all our customers who supported us and trusted us with their building or remodeling needs. I know that I am placing the company in good hands, and I am confident that customers will continue to find the same great values and excellent customer service that they have relied on at Seconds and Surplus,” Seconds and Surplus owner and President Kevin Otto said.

The Seconds and Surplus locations will continue to operate under the same name in the Dallas market.

“As an organization established in 1885, we are always open to the right opportunity for continued growth,” said Mark Biggers, President of E.C. Barton and Company. “This acquisition gives us the vehicle to expand our existing footprint in the Dallas market with a great company that aligns with our values and has a proven track record. We are excited to welcome Seconds and Surplus into the E.C. Barton and Company family.”

Since 1987, Seconds and Surplus Building Materials has been providing contractors and homeowners with new and surplus merchandise, purchased directly from the manufacturer. Seconds and Surplus currently operates four locations including Dallas, Richardson, Grand Prairie, and Lewisville.

E.C. Barton and Company is a 100% employee-owned organization that currently operates two retail divisions – Home Outlet and Barton’s. They make up a combined 112 stores – including one Home Outlet location in Dallas and 10 additional Home Outlet locations in Texas.