About Us

ADI is one of the Midwest’s largest locally-owned distributor of exterior building products such as siding, windows, doors, roofing, and related accessories.

Our two locations are in Des Moines, Iowa and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. With a commitment to excellent customer service, we offer convenient delivery options, a large selection of quality products, and loads of knowledge in this industry. Our experienced staff knows our products and how to help home improvement contractors and home builders provide the best options for the homeowners they serve. Here are just a few of the friendly faces you’ll see when you work with ADI…
Nick Van Patten

Nick Van Patten

Owner & President
38 years experience in industry
Jackie Hogan

Jackie Hogan

Owner & Vice President
23 years experience in industry
Brady Hogan

Brady Hogan

Business Development Manager
23 years experience in industry
Jeff Graeve

Jeff Graeve

Controller
30 years experience in industry
Dan Hannan

Dan Hannan

Warehouse Manager
54 years experience in industry
Craig Hefel at ADI in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Craig Hefel

Sales for Eastern Iowa
14 years experience in industry


Our story began more than 50 years ago

G. Nick Van Patten

G. Nick Van Patten, founder

How it all began

Betty Van Patten

Betty Van Patten

In 1953, George (Nick) Van Patten founded Nation-Wide Builders in Des Moines, Iowa. He hired Betty Anderson who later became his wife. Together, they built one of the largest retail operations in the country at that time. Its success and growth led to the start and incorporation of ADI in 1961. G.Nick’s interest in the building industry and sales developed during his college days at the University of Iowa where he pursued an engineering degree. truck-at-ADI-loading-dock

After starting his original operation on NE 14th Street in Des Moines, then moving to a larger facility at 1224 E. Diehl, he then entered into a business partnership with three other individuals. During this time, G.Nick’s incredible character and business acumen was clearly demonstrated by his fortitude in eventually buying out his partners when a tough financial time hit. Through their hard work and resiliency, they built a solid foundation for ADI for generations to come. G.Nick’s and Betty’s children and grandchildren remain an important part of this vital company and take great pride in carrying the legacy that was started in 1953.

Our facilities

Siding materials at the ADI Cedar Rapids, Iowa warehouseThe location at 706 East 2nd Street in Des Moines became ADI’s home in 1969. The facility was expanded in 1986 and again in 1996. The site contains more than 50,000 square feet of warehouse space. The location in Cedar Rapids was established in 2004, having started out of Alside’s window plant as a partnership with this quality manufacturer. In 2007, ADI outgrew the space and built a 13,000 square foot warehouse.

ADI in the community

The folks here at ADI believe in the value of supporting the community. Materials have been donated to Habitat for Humanity, local schools, and children’s organizations. ADI provides financial support to area high schools, especially to promote alcohol-free/drug-free events such as after-proms and sporting events. Nick Van Patten has also served on area boards of directors, including Variety Club of Iowa and Broadlawns Foundation. Duchess