Partnering with Us

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

We are a leading specialized distributor of water, wastewater, storm drainage and fire protection products, and related services in the United States. Operating more than 350 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.

Jeff Giles, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development

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Vice President,
Corporate Development

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"Being a family-owned business, we have always treated our customers like family. In working with the Core & Main acquisition team, it became clear early they had the same core values. When it came to discussing the goals of the company, again we were spot-on with the growth of fusible pipe opportunities in the municipal, industrial, mining and landfill markets. We are excited to be a part of the Core & Main family and look forward to doing great things together."

-Greg Smith, Former owner of CES Industrial Piping Supply


"As we worked through the transaction process with Core & Main, they gave us comfort that our people would be in good hands with even greater opportunity for career development, training, and opportunities for personal and professional growth. Since we joined the Core & Main family, we have all been incredibly pleased with the thoughtful approach to decision-making and the primary focus on listening to our concerns, goals, hopes and dreams. We couldn't be more excited to be a part of the Core & Main family and we truly believe we will be better together."

-Ken Ota, Former owner of Pacific Pipe

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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



"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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"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