02 June 2022

Miller Johnson Represents T.A. Gentry Supply, Inc. in its Sale to Munch’s Supply

The Transaction

In April 2022, T.A. Gentry Supply was acquired by Munch’s Supply. Since 1969, T.A. Gentry has provided quality products at competitive pricing with exceptional service. Munch’s Supply has acquired their three branches servicing Holland, Kalamazoo and Lansing, expanding its geographic footprint to 70 locations serving 17 states and one Canadian province.

Patrick Gentry, President of T.A. Gentry Supply, said “We couldn’t have made it 50 years without the tremendous support from our customers and team members. I am very happy to find a trusted company like Munch’s to continue the T.A. Gentry Supply, Inc. legacy. We are fortunate to have found a like-minded partner in Munch’s Supply. We look forward to working with the Munch’s Supply and Tommark teams to serve an even broader base in the home services marketplace in Michigan.”

“The T.A. Gentry Supply Inc. acquisition is part of our long-term strategy to expand into the plumbing segment in the Michigan market. The company will continue to operate under the T.A. Gentry Supply Inc. name and its three locations will nicely complement our HVAC offerings in our eight Munch and Tommark locations” said Bob Munch.

The acquisition demonstrates Munch’s ongoing dedication to the HVAC and plumbing marketplace and reinforces its commitment to partnering with family and customer-service focused businesses looking for either a long-term partnership or an exit strategy.

Miller Johnson acted as legal advisor to T.A. Gentry Supply in the transaction. Miller Johnson’s team was led by Hunter Reams and included Dustin Daniels (M&A), Wei Wang (M&A), Jim Ens (Real Estate), Neil Williams (Tax), Jeff Gray (Benefits), Tripp VanderWal (Benefits), and Jason Crow (Cybersecurity).

T.A. Gentry Supply, Inc.

( Founded by Terry and Carolyn Gentry in 1969, T.A. Gentry Supply, Inc. has three showrooms located in Holland, Lansing, and Kalamazoo, Michigan featuring over 40 working models of faucets and fixtures, plus the latest innovative technology from Grohe, Moen, Delta, TOTO and more. In 2017, the Holland showroom was renovated and rebranded as the Gentry Supply Kitchen and Bath Gallery.

Munch’s Supply

( Since 1956, Munch’s Supply has been operating in the Chicagoland area and is consistently ranked as a top 10 HVAC distributor in the United States. Marcone, a leading distributor of home appliance, HVAC and plumbing repair parts and equipment across North America acquired Munch’s Supply in 2021 and strives to become the hub for parts and services to the home. Today the company has more than 1,200 employees.

Miller Johnson’s Mergers and Acquisitions Group

Miller Johnson’s M&A practice group collaborates with clients and their advisors to structure, negotiate and close deals and to navigate the challenges that can arise in mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and other business combination or investment transactions.

Miller Johnson is top listed for mergers and acquisitions with U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms and is ranked by Chambers USA. At The M&A Advisor’s national awards and the ACG M&A Deals and Dealmakers regional awards, our attorneys are consistently involved in deals honored as winners and finalists. For further information, please contact Dustin Daniels at (616) 831-1737.