FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Roanoke, Virginia— W.S. Connelly & Company (“WSC”) and Walker Supply (“WSI”), leading providers of seed, fertilizer, and plant protection solutions, announced today the merger of both companies. WSI and WSC will begin integrating business operations in the months to follow, however, both companies will maintain their brand equity in the marketplace and continue to deliver on exceeding customer and supplier expectations.
“We celebrate this new milestone today as we formally join these two independently owned and operated companies,” Kevin Connelly comments. “As we went through the due diligence process, it is the culture of each company that excites us most. This partnership will be most successful because we share the same passion to serve both our staff and customers. Simply put, we are merging two incredible family driven businesses.”
For over 30 years, WSI has delivered some of the most innovative and successful T&O solutions, growing to a household name in the golf, lawn care, and sports turf industries. Keith Perl, Mike Sekula, and Bob Windsheimer, owners of WSI had the vision to create a true family driven business. WSI drove the market as a locally owned and operated supply house. By merging with WSC, WSI will continue to operate independently, yet will draw on decades of experience to push the boundaries of service, innovation and customer-focused solutions.
Bob Windsheimer, owner of WSI states: “Our obsession with customer service led us to look for additional partners in the industry. WSC is a natural fit for WSI to continue our path towards growth and customer focus. Being a part of this family owned business allows our employees to have access to better opportunities. By combining our business strengths, we will provide our customers a one-stop shop with over ten acres of warehouse space and a family of team members passionately focused on earning our customer’s trust.”
About W.S. Connelly & Company, Inc.
Founded in the 1950s as a simple feed ‘n’ seed business, W.S. Connelly expanded across the decades to parent multiple companies, all serving the agriculture and professional green industries. While the family business model is increasingly rare in today’s business world, it is a third generation, family-owned and operated business. Through years of hard-work this humble business has grown into one of the most well-respected turf, ornamental and construction supply businesses in the country.
About Walker Supply, Inc.
Walker Supply Inc. is proud to have serviced turf and ornamental markets with quality products and professional services for more than 30 years. Walker Supply is committed to providing customers with dedicated service, product expertise, and local agronomic insight. Walker’s solution driven model has proven to set the industry standard when it comes to agronomy planning, logistical service, and business partnerships.
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