BlueTarp Partners with E.C. Barton & Company To Offer Business Customers a Robust Credit Program

Nearly 100 Retail Stores Will Use BlueTarp’s Credit Program to Offer Solutions to B2B Customers

PORTLAND, MAINE – August 22, 2019 – BlueTarp Financial recently announced its partnership with E.C. Barton & Company as the preferred commercial credit program for their 94 Bargain Outlet, Barton’s Surplus Warehouse, and Barton’s Home Improvement retail locations. Their business customers will now have a streamlined purchase to payment experience with online and offline credit applications and instant decisions, flexible credit lines, and tools for online bill pay and account management. The new tools will allow professionals to better service their customers as they work to complete renovation and building projects on schedule and within budget.

E.C. Barton & Company chose BlueTarp to help scale the growth of their B2B business across multiple brands and to solve for customer’s needs by introducing a terms program. The 94 retail locations will receive a unique combination of A/R technology, upfront funding and risk protection. They’ll also receive full-service billing, collections, cash applications and customer service. BlueTarp’s technology solution is fully integrated with Epicor BisTrack software.

“We’re excited to play a key role in E.C. Barton’s B2B growth plans,” said Shawn Cunningham, President and COO of BlueTarp.  “They join other national retailers such as Winsupply and Staples, who have implemented BlueTarp’s credit program across multiple sales channels.”

Bargain Outlet and Barton’s Surplus Warehouse, part of the E.C. Barton and Company family, offer consumers and professionals the guaranteed lowest prices for every home improvement product and solution. The stores carry multiple products at a wide range of price points and the latest styles in kitchens, baths, flooring, doors and windows.

“With BlueTarp, we offer a best-in-class credit infrastructure at nearly 100 stores,” said Kevin Pierce, Chief Operating Officer for E.C. Barton and Company.  “Key to our growth is the consistent handling of our credit, protection from risk and the improved online experience for our business buyers. It’s important to us that we offer the tools they need to reduce hassle and keep projects moving.”

About BlueTarp

BlueTarp Financial delivers customized B2B credit management programs that grow and protect your business. We offer AR management technology and risk expertise. Optional services include risk protection, funding, and collections and customer support. Our programs are designed to encourage sales, improve your customer experience and eliminate costs through automation. To learn more, visit us at

About E.C. Barton & Company

E.C. Barton & Company is a team of home improvement experts offering quality products and solutions at the Guaranteed Lowest Price to help customers achieve their dreams. As an employee-owned company, its employee Partners have a vested interest in providing customers with expert advice and top-quality service as they work to build, remodel or restore their kitchens, baths, flooring, doors and windows. Founded in 1885, the company is headquartered in Jonesboro, Arkansas and operates Barton’s Lumber, Grossman’s Bargain Outlet, Barton’s Surplus Warehouse, Barton’s Home Improvement and E.C.B. Brokerage in 17 states from upstate New York to south Texas. E.C. Barton & Co. is 100% employee-owned with more than 700 Partners who operate more than 100 stores. To learn more, visit