Cook & Boardman Acquires OKEE Industries, Builders Hardware, Construction Hardware and Hardware Specialties



Cook & Boardman (C&B), a specialty distributor of commercial entry solutions and systems integration services, acquired OKEE Industries, Builders Hardware, Construction Hardware and Hardware Specialties located in West Hartford, CT, East Haven, CT, Norristown, PA, and Westfield, MA, respectively. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“OKEE is a highly respected company in our industry, and we are very excited they have decided to join the Cook & Boardman family of companies,” David Eisner, CEO of C&B, said. “They will expand C&B’s coverage in the northeast and their team brings a wealth of experience to our continuing efforts to provide superior customer service.”

“OKEE has long history providing exceptional service to its customers by meeting by providing high touch communication, unprecedented service along with dedicated project management teams,” Sean O’Keefe, president of OKEE, said. “We are excited to join Cook & Boardman as they transform the industry.”

The company will continue to operate under the OKEE Industries, Builders Hardware, Construction Hardware and Hardware Specialties names’ and customer contacts will remain unchanged as a result of the acquisition.

Platinum Equity acquired a majority interest in Cook & Boardman in 2023. Littlejohn remains a significant minority shareholder. This transaction represents C&B’s third acquisition under Platinum Equity’s ownership.


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