[caption id="attachment_31504" align="alignright" width="220"] Phil Wyatt[/caption]
SANTA ROSA -- A rapidly growing Ohio-based construction and industrial supply group of companies has acquired the assets of Santa Rosa-based Wyatt Irrigation Supply, Inc., started three decades ago and operating stores in Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino counties.
The acquisition is part of a move began last year by WinWholesale, Inc., part of the Dayton, Ohio-based Win Group of Companies, into the irrigation and landscape business, the group announced Tuesday.
As part of the deal, Purchasing Manager Scott Leytem, who was been with the company since 1996, was named president. Founder Phil Wyatt will be leaving the company after the transition.
"We have the same excellent team to serve their needs that continues to be committed to outstanding products and service," Mr. Leytem said.
WinWholesale President Jack Johnston in a statement said the transition should be seamless.
“We are very pleased that Wyatt has joined the Win Group of Companies and will continue providing its valued customers the same great service as it has in the past,” he said.
Wyatt Irrigation's stores in Santa Rosa, Napa, Petaluma and Ukiah bring the number of WinWholesale locations with irrigation and landscape supplies to 26, carrying names such as Winsupply, Winnelson and Winwater Works. More existing locations are expected to add irrigation and landscape products in the new year.
WinWholesale (winwholesale.com) , said to be one of the largest national distributors of supplies for residential and commercial construction as well as industrial operations, has 560 wholesaling locations in 45 states, including Win-branded companies, Noland Company, Carr Supply and Wyatt Irrigation Co.