Partnering with Us

Securing the future for you, your associates and your customers.

We are a leading distributor of water, sewer, storm drain and fire protection products in the United States. Operating more than 275 branches nationwide, we combine local expertise with a national supply chain to provide contractors and municipalities innovative solutions for new construction and aging infrastructure.

Why merge with Core & Main?

We value what you bring to the table. Your experience, resources and expertise add to our foundation, built on strong collaborations. As a successful independent business owner, you have concerns about your future and the future of your people.

If you are seeking greater financial and technical resources, increased market access and a bright, stable future for your valued team members, then you should consider Core & Main.

“We like companies that bring something to the table, who do something better than us. We also seek well-run organizations that are closely aligned with our culture and our core principles.”
—Steve LeClair, CEO

Maintain your voice, local presence and independence while gaining the support of a nationwide company.

We have your back. Let’s grow together.


Call Jeff Giles

Vice President,
Corporate Development

314.372.0264 (o)
314.452.5319 (m)

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Together, we can grow our business—in locations, sales and knowledge—in ways we never could have done as separate companies. When we first met with Steve, Jack and the folks from CD&R, the focus of the discussion was on how we would be great together.

Wade Baumberger, Former Co-Owner of Minnesota Pipe


The principal objective driving this acquisition was to combine the product specific technical expertise of Finish Line Systems, LLC with the infrastructure market presence of Core & Main LP resulting in a total greater than the sum of the parts.

So basically, synergy. 

Dana Frew, Former Owner of Finish Line Systems

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Core & Main’s acquisition team is thorough and professional. It was easy to see that we had several shared goals with market coverage, customer service and employee retention on the list. As the process unfolded, they continued to listen to us. Any concerns we had were acknowledged and collaboratively addressed. We are pleased that our history of quality products and service will be maintained, and our business will continue to grow, long after we are gone.

Jane Ann Fleener, Former Owner of J & J Municipal Supply