The 66th Anniversary of Founders First Opening in Orlando
LEESBURG — Blackton, Inc., one of Central Florida’s largest and most active suppliers of roofing and flooring materials to the homebuilding industry will open their third location April 1 in Leesburg.
Michael “Micky” Blackton, chairman and CEO, said Blackton will open the new branch location at 105 Park Center St., Leesburg FL34748 to better facilitate current and new customers.
“This expansion will enable us to service current and new customers with greater turnaround time,” he said.
Blackton added that his father Charles launched the roofing and flooring supply company the first week of April 66 years ago in a warehouse next to the train tracks on Alden Road near Ivanhoe antique row.
The company currently employs 50 and will initially operate the Leesburg facility with a staff of 18.
Headquartered at 1714 Alden Rd. near Ivanhoe Row north of downtown Orlando with a retail location at 2200 N. Orange Blossom Trail, Blackton has been supplying the home building industry from Jacksonville to Tampa for more than six decades.