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Independent and Proud of It

About

AD is passionate about bringing growth-oriented independent distributors and best-in-class supplier partners together with the purpose to outperform the market and to stay ahead of the competition.

For 35 years AD’s sincere customer-first approach to relationships, and our continual investments in innovative support has helped AD to achieve annual sales of $34 billion across seven industries and three countries. With more than 3,800 branches from 550 plus independently-owned members, AD is North America’s largest marketing/buying group for construction and industrial supplies.

We leverage our unique economies of scale, robust financial systems and people-first approach to help our independent distributor members outperform the competition and our supplier partners protect their brands and diversify their channel strategies.

Vision and Mission

Our Vision and Mission guide us in everything we do.

 

Our Vision

We aspire to be the most valued business relationship of every AD member and supplier partner. 

 

Mission

Our Mission is to help members, supplier partners and associates grow and prosper.

  • We help independent distributors outperform national/international chains.
  • We help manufacturers build/protect their brands and diversify their channel strategy.
  • We help our associates reach their potential and have a great place to work.

 

History

 Three decades of success and growth.

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Values

Our guiding principles serve as the foundation for everything we do.

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Leadership

Learn more about the AD member leaders and associates who serve the needs of our community.

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AD News

See what’s happening in our dynamic community.

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Careers

Join a mission-driven team who is passionate about helping others and making AD a great place to work.

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Contact Us

Get in touch with AD – we’re here to help.

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AD is member governed, from our Corporate Board, composed of member representatives from each Division, to the Divisional Boards with representatives from each AD Network. Every member has a voice.

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