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Riverhead Building Supply Acquires RI-Based United Builders Supply

Press Release – September 19, 2018

Riverhead Building Supply Corp. Acquires Rhode Island-Based United Builders Supply

Riverhead Building Supply, a 14-unit family-owned lumber and building materials dealer with locations in NY and RI announces they will acquire the assets of United Builders Supply, a 4-unit full-service LBM dealer with a solid reputation and a respected position in their market.  This acquisition expands the geographic footprint of Riverhead Building Supply and will enable them to better serve the high-end, quality-oriented customers in and around the Westerly RI, Richmond RI, Niantic CT, and Waterford CT areas where United Builders has enjoyed a strong presence for years.
Michael Slosberg, president of UBS, explains this will be good for customers and employees, “Riverhead has built a reputation on quality and service.  They recognize the importance of putting good people in front of a customer. That’s been central to the success of UBS since the business was started by my father 77 years ago.”
John Callahan, the president of Riverhead Building Supply agrees, “UBS is a strong, diversified company.  They are respected in the industry and strive to maintain good relationships with their customers.  We are excited to be entering into the hardscape arena with this acquisition and recognize the expertise UBS brings to the table.”
Upon completion of the transition, Mr. Slosberg intends to retire from his 50+ year career in the lumber and building materials industry.
The deal is expected to close in the next 60 days.


Learn and Create at Ladies’ Night

Learn to DIY

Everywhere you look online – from Pinterest to YouTube and beyond – women are creating more construction-oriented DIY projects than ever before. 

There are so many home repairs, home décor projects and basic construction jobs that are easy to tackle when you have the knowledge and the right tools.  At Ladies’ Night, you’ll have the opportunity to share ideas, learn from others, and get familiar with power tools that come in handy at home.  You’ll assemble your own rustic wood display frame to take home, and you’ll see some other simple projects you can make on your own, with just a few supplies.  Tour our showroom and store for home design inspiration, or to round up the basics for a home tool kit that will see you through years of home repairs and DIY creativity.

The Details

Ladies’ Night
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018
6 – 8 p.m. (doors open at 5:30)
6000 Post Rd.
North Kingstown, RI 02852

There is no charge to attend, and we’ll provide all the materials. This event is open to ages 18 and up. Just let us know you are coming by registering in advance at

Create a Project at Home

Projects don’t have to elaborate, and home improvement doesn’t need to be scary. Past Ladies’ Night creations have included a rustic wall vase, planter box, chalkboard, and pine shelf. Take a look at the gallery below, then stop in to your local Riverhead Building Supply location to find everything you need to start creating on your own. 

This is our 4th annual Ladies’ Night event for the Rhode Island area, you don’t want to miss it! Make your reservation now, space is limited and our event fills up quickly!

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