Beacon opens five new locations in Austell, Georgia; Marquette Heights, Illinois; Des Moines, Iowa; North Charleston, South Carolina; and Bastrop, Texas

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HERNDON, Virginia , December 20, 2023 (press release) –

-Openings in Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, South Carolina, and Texas

-Beacon customers served by 26 new branches in 2023

Beacon (Nasdaq: BECN) announced today that it has opened new locations in Austell, GA, Marquette Heights, IL, Des Moines, IA, North Charleston, SC and Bastrop, TX to serve residential roofing, commercial roofing and waterproofing contractors.

The new Austell, GA branch is in Metro Atlanta. “This is our tenth branch serving Atlanta area contractors. The population continues to grow west of the city, and we have the residential and commercial roofing products and services to support contractors as they grow their businesses,” commented Lynn France, Beacon’s Regional Vice President, Southeast.

The new branch in Marquette Heights, IL is in Metro Peoria. “We are pleased to begin serving roofing contractors in the Peoria area. Our product range and the opportunity to use Beacon PRO+, our industry leading app, will help busy customers who are on the go,” explained Larry Augello, Beacon’s Regional Vice President, North Central.

The new branch in Des Moines, IA adds a second location to this busy market. “We are excited to be more accessible for customers serving the downtown Des Moines area and have made it easy for them to reach us right off Interstate 235. We have all the roofing and complementary products needed for residential projects,” explained Brett Kinning, Beacon’s Regional Vice President, Northern Plains.

The new branch in North Charleston, SC is dedicated to servicing waterproofing customers. “This location is fully stocked with specialty products and staffed by a technically trained team to assist with projects that require sealants, coatings, air and vapor barriers, and other waterproofing products necessary for construction. With the inherent weather exposure in coastal Georgia and Carolina, I’m thrilled to bring our knowledge and product range to this region,” commented Alan Ridge, Beacon’s Division Vice President, Waterproofing.

The new branch in Bastrop, TX is in the greater Austin area. “This is our sixth location supporting contractors in the fast-growth Austin area. The Beacon OTC® network works very well in this area allowing us to differentiate on service and product range making our customer experience stand above the competition,” commented Peter Lippert, Beacon’s Regional Vice President, Texas.

Beacon has opened 26 new locations and completed nine acquisitions in 2023. Footprint expansion is an important part of our Ambition 2025 plan and we continue to deliver on our commitments to drive above-market growth to better serve customers.

About Beacon

Founded in 1928, Beacon is a Fortune 500, publicly traded distributor of building products, including roofing materials and complementary products, such as siding and waterproofing. The company operates over 500 branches throughout all 50 states in the U.S. and 6 provinces in Canada. Beacon serves an extensive base of nearly 100,000 customers, utilizing its vast branch network and diverse service offerings to provide high-quality products and support throughout the entire business lifecycle. Beacon offers its own private label brand, TRI-BUILT®, and has a proprietary digital account management suite, Beacon PRO+, which allows customers to manage their businesses online. Beacon’s stock is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol BECN. To learn more about Beacon, please visit

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