Ames Taping Tools
Ames is the #1 designer, manufacturer, marketer, and distributor of Automatic Taping and Finishing ("ATF") tools used by residential and commercial interior drywall contractors to finish drywall joints prior to painting, wallpapering, or other forms of final treatment. Ames invented ATF tools and is the leader in both rented and sold ATF tools. Ames' principal business is the rental and service of its fleet of ATF tools through its network of company-managed stores, franchised locations, and rental stations located throughout the U.S. and Canada. Ames' company-managed stores also sell a variety of merchandise including branded and Ames private label hand-finishing drywall tools, supplies, and accessories. Ames also sells ATF tools in the U.S. and Canada under the TapeTech® brand name through over 200 independent distributors and dealers, and internationally under the brand name Premier International. Ames is led by Fred Daniels, CEO.
Date of Investment: December 2005
Headquarters: Duluth, GA