Parksite Incorporated Acquires Dupont Surfaces Distribution Business From L.E. Smith Company


Bryan Ohio (February 5, 2010)- The L.E. Smith Company announces that it has agreed to the terms for acquisition of its DuPont Surfaces Distribution business segment by Parksite Incorporated of Batavia Illinois.  The deal involves distribution rights for the Northern Half of Indiana & Ohio, as well as the southern counties of Michigan.  Key metropolitan areas are Elkhart, South Bend, Fort Wayne, Toledo, Cleveland, and Akron/Canton.  Craig Francisco, COO of the L.E. Smith Company, stated “L.E. Smith and Parksite are working diligently to transition the DuPont Surfaces assets, with the goal of Parksite beginning service effective February 5, 2010”.  Francisco added, “We are confident that the transition will go smoothly…. Parksite is a strong company with a long history of excellence in the distribution business”.

The resulting business for L.E. Smith is a 100,000 square foot countertop manufacturing facility which has undergone a 2 year transformation of technology and efficiency.   “The roots of this business are in the fabrication of laminate countertops and this transition will result in L. E. Smith focusing 100% of our attention on growing our existing fabrication business”, stated Laura Juarez, CEO of The L.E. Smith Company,   “This is a very exciting opportunity for us.  Our team has a great deal of passion for delivering superior quality and dependable full-service to our customers.  With this change, we believe we can become even more relevant to our customers; offering a broader array of trend forward products, styles and innovation”

Parksite is a sales, marketing and distribution organization headquartered in Batavia, IL. Parksite offers specialized products, training and value-added services to market segments within the building industry. Nationally, Parksite has 14 locations and over 350 employee-owners. More information about Parksite and its products is available at