GMS began operations in 1971 in Atlanta, Georgia.

GMS was founded by two partners who prided themselves in building a company comprised of local subsidiary partners who had a vested interest in their business and local communities. GMS operates a network of more than 200 distribution centers nationwide with the partnership of more than 40 subsidiaries. Chaparral Materials is one of those subsidiaries.

GMS is the largest independent distributor of drywall products in the United States. We are also a leading distributor of steel framing, insulation, acoustical ceilings, EIFS, joint treatment and a broad range of tools and accessories used in both commercial and residential applications. Currently, GMS and its subsidiary companies distribute over 10,000 unique products including residential windows, patio doors, fasteners, access panels, fire stops, lumber, FRP and surface protection.

At GMS, we take pride in knowing that our employees are among the most knowledgeable in the industry. Day in and day out, our employees provide superior customer service that sets us apart from the competition.

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