AUSTIN, TX and SEATTLE, WA -- Architectural Granite & Marble (AG&M), the Austin, TX, based countertop material distributor, has announced a merger with Pental Surfaces in Seattle, WA. Both companies will continue to serve customers under their established brand names.

“Today is a momentous day for both companies,” said Sunil Palakodati, chief executive officer of the combined entity. “Pental Surfaces has built an unrivaled reputation on the West Coast and is an ideal partner for AG&M, enabling us to extend our combined geographic presence to serve our customers with innovative products and value-added service solutions.”

The merger creates a leading distributor of interior surfaces, including natural stone, engineered stone and tile, with 13 locations across the U.S. 

“The combination of Pental and AG&M creates a robust platform that will allow both companies to better serve the needs of our customers across the U.S.,” said Peter Pental, president of the combined entity. “We now have superior scale that will create value for our customers, vendors and employees. I am excited to partner with Sunil Palakodati and the broader AG&M team to realize the full potential of this merger.”