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E.C. Barton & Company Announces Acquisition of Dallas retailer - Seconds and Surplus

| March 7, 2022

E.C. Barton and Company is a 100% employee-owned organization that currently operates two retail divisions – Home Outlet and Barton’s. They make up a combined 112 stores – including one Home Outlet location in Dallas and 10 additional Home Outlet locations in the state of Texas

Current Seconds and Surplus owner and President, Kevin Otto said, “For 35 years, Seconds and Surplus has built a name in the Dallas market as the leader in discount building materials. I want to thank all our customers who supported us and trusted us with their building or remodeling needs. I know that I am placing the company in good hands, and I am confident that customers will continue to find the same great values and excellent customer service that they have relied on at Seconds and Surplus.”

The four Seconds and Surplus locations will continue to operate under the same name in the Dallas market.

“As an organization established in 1885, we are always open to the right opportunity for continued growth,” said Mark Biggers, President of E.C. Barton and Company. “This acquisition gives us the vehicle to expand our existing footprint in the Dallas market with a great company that aligns with our values and has a proven track record. We are excited to welcome Seconds and Surplus into the E.C. Barton and Company family.”

About Seconds and Surplus

Since 1987, Seconds and Surplus Building Materials has been providing contractors and homeowners bargains on new and surplus merchandise, purchased directly from the manufacturer. The organization strives to provide quality products at great prices, combined with knowledgeable and friendly service. Seconds and Surplus currently operates four locations including Dallas, Richardson, Grand Prairie, and Lewisville.  

About E.C. Barton & Company

E.C. Barton & Company is a team of home improvement experts offering quality building materials and solutions at the Guaranteed Lowest Price to help customers achieve their dreams. Its employee Partners have a vested interest in providing customers with expert advice and top-quality service as they work to build, remodel, or restore their home. Founded in 1885, the company is headquartered in Jonesboro, Arkansas and operates two divisions, Home Outlet and Barton’s, in 19 states from upstate New York to south Texas. E.C. Barton & Co. is 100% employee-owned with more than 700 Partners who operate 112 stores.