Green Depot acquires Ecohaus
Two of the nation’s largest dealers of green building materials became one this week when Green Depot purchased Ecohaus, a Pacific Northwest icon, creating an East-West network of environmentally friendly LBM stores.
Green Depot serves residential and commercial builders, as well as homeowners, nationwide through its website and 10 showrooms including a Manhattan flagship; Brooklyn; Chicago; Boston; Philadelphia; Long Island N.Y.; Newark, N.J.; Albany, N.Y.; Manchester, N.H.; and Newark, Del. The company enjoys a strategic partnership with Brooklyn-based MarJam Supply Co., the 2010 Home Channel News Pro Dealer of the Year.
Green Depot has been recognized by the EPA, Mayors Michael Bloomberg, Richard Daley and Cory Booker as an innovative leader in the green building community. In February 2009, Green Depot made history by creating the first ever LEED Platinum certified retail flagship store within a historical landmark. Green Depot has 33 additional warehouse distribution centers.
With locations in Seattle, Portland and San Francisco, as well as nationwide distribution through its website, Ecohaus provides homeowners and professionals green building and remodeling supplies. In 1992, the company opened Environmental Building Supplies in Portland, Ore., one of the nation’s first green building stores.
The Environmental Home Center opened near downtown Seattle in 1995, and the two companies eventually merged and became Ecohaus, adding a third store in San Francisco.