Colony Hardware Corp., a direct-to-job site distributor of construction materials and job site supplies and a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity, has purchased New South Construction Supply LLC, a South Carolina-based distributor of rebar, concrete, masonry, waterproofing products and contractor supplies.

With locations throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, New South was founded in 1981 and offers construction supplies and building materials for commercial, residential, industrial, waterproofing, restoration and road-and-bridge contractors.

“We are proud to become part of the Colony Hardware family and especially pleased that our people and locations will remain the same as we add more locations to better service contractors across the South,” states Jim Sobeck, CEO of New South. “With Colony’s leadership and reputation, I look forward to seeing New South continue on its growth trajectory with Colony’s backing.”