Fabricated wood products maker, WindsorONE, partners with investment firm
July 27, 2022 | 1:57 pm CDT

A mud room by Dave Dacanay that uses WindsorONE products.

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PETALUMA, Calif. -- Brightstar Capital Partners, a private equity firm, signed a definitive agreement to invest in WindsorONE, a U.S.-based manufacturer of trim boards, molding, shiplap, and other fabricated wood products for interior and exterior applications. The company's products primarily serve the repair and remodel market.

Under the agreement, Brightstar will partner with Craig Flynn, owner, and CEO of WindsorONE, to grow and expand the company's operations. Flynn and his senior management team will continue to lead WindsorONE moving forward. Terms of the private transaction, which is expected to close in the third quarter of 2022, were not disclosed.

Founded in 1972 and headquartered in Petaluma, California, WindsorONE is a family-owned business that serves as a leading manufacturer of craftsman primed wood trim boards, moldings, shiplap, and other fabricated wood products for interior and exterior applications. WindsorONE manufactures its products at facilities in Willits, Cali., and Surry, Va., and utilizes a vertically integrated model to source its raw materials. 

"We are impressed by WindsorONE's culture of safety and quality, dedicated employee base, and reputation in the millwork industry for manufacturing finely crafted products," said Roger Bulloch, partner at Brightstar. "Brightstar loves to partner with family-owned, well-managed companies like WindsorONE. We look forward to working with CEO Craig Flynn and his team to strengthen the Company's market position and execute on numerous growth opportunities."

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