HANDY DISTRIBUTION was founded in 1891 by Nathan Bryant Handy, who began his family-owned business delivering galvanized black sheets, steel roofing, copper, solder and accessories to his customers by horse and wagon. In May of 2022, the Christian family transitioned ownership to Industrial Opportunity Partners (IOP) after four generations and 130+ years of service. IOP is a Private Equity Group based in Evanston, Illinois that specializes in industrial distribution and manufacturing. The family feels extremely fortunate to be partnering with this organization while maintaining a significant investment in the new company.

HANDY DISTRIBUTION is one of the leading wholesale distributors of architectural metals, galvanized sheet and coil, commercial and residential roofing products, HVAC equipment/supplies and Machinery. We have 15 branch locations throughout the Eastern Seaboard and provide regularly scheduled deliveries in MD, DE, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL, TN, AL, and WV.

Our company is built on passion, integrity, innovation, intelligent strategy, adaptability and accountability. For well over a century, we have proudly served our employees, customers, and vendor partners, seeking to be the Preferred Choice.

Board of Directors

The HANDY DISTRIBUTION Board of Directors represents our Shareholders through guidance and counseling as it pertains to budget, strategy and growth through acquisitions.

Meet Our Leadership

HANDY Distribution is a distributor of Metals, HVAC, Commercial Roofing and Machinery products. We strive for excellence to be the "Preferred Choice" to our employees, customers, and vendor partners.

Our mission is to provide our customers the products and services they need to be successful while delivering sustainable and profitable growth.