Generational Equity Advises JDS in its Sale to The Cook & Boardman Group

By Generational Equity


Generational Equity, a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately held businesses, is pleased to announce the sale of its client JDS, Inc. to The Cook & Boardman Group, LLC. The transaction closed August 2, 2021.

Located in Everett, Washington, JDS is a commercial door, frame, and hardware distributor. JDS has served commercial construction markets throughout the greater Puget Sound area since 1989. JDS is a one-stop shop for all commercial door needs. The Company handles industry-leading brand doors and frames in all materials including wood, hollow metal, and aluminum, as well as builders’ hardware, glass, and commercial restroom accessories.

Cook & Boardman is the nation’s leading distributor of commercial doors, frames & hardware, electronic access control equipment and specialty (Division 10) products. The Company is also one of the nation’s fastest-growing providers of integrated security solutions – including physical security, access control, wireless networking, low voltage cabling, audio/visual and managed information technology products.

The Company serves multi-family and non-residential markets including the commercial, education, government, healthcare, office, and hospitality sectors from 70 locations across 20 states and nationwide through its eCommerce portal at

Generational Equity Executive Managing Director of M&A – Western Region, Stephen Crisham, led by Sr. Managing Director Mergers & Acquisitions, Fred Zweifel, with support by Sr. Managing Director – Western Region, Lori Galloway, closed the merger. Executive Managing Director, Bill Kushnir established the initial relationship with JDS.

About Generational

Headquartered in Dallas, Generational is one of the leading M&A advisory firms in North America.

With more than 350 professionals located throughout 17 offices in North America, the companies help business owners release the wealth of their business by providing growth consulting, merger, acquisition, and wealth management services. Their six-step approach features strategic and tactical growth consulting, exit planning education, business valuation, value enhancement strategies, M&A transactional services, and wealth management.

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