DIBS Chemical & Supply Co., Inc. of Gulfport, MS has recently joined Pro-Link, a marketing and buying group based in Canton, Massachusetts. Established in 1969, DIBS grew rapidly as one of the gulf coast’s only full service janitorial supply houses.
The current owner, Michael Lott, joined DIBS in the mid 90’s as General Manager, leaving his position at a local bank. He ended up buying the business shortly thereafter due to unexpected circumstances.
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina destroyed DIBS’ 30,000 square foot building. However, Michael and his son Michael II quickly rebuilt the business in another location in Gulfport. Since then, they re-grown the business, much like the area that they service. Michael Lott II is now the General Manager of the business. He looks forward to using the association with Pro-Link to help growing the business strategically.
Brian Slack, Vice-President of Pro-Link said, “I am excited about DIBS becoming a member. I really enjoy working with multiple generation businesses, as there is a real excitement around how things can be. I think that both DIBS and Pro-Link will enjoy a long-term business relationship.”