Recent acquisition by one of the nation’s largest foundation repair company, JES, brings added resources and support to South Carolina company.
Succession Capital Partners (SCP), a specialty private-equity firm focused on the micro-cap alternative asset class in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, announced today the acquisition of Mount Valley Foundation Services (Mount Valley) via its portfolio
company JES Companies (JES).
JES is the Mid-Atlantic’s premier provider of foundation repair, crawlspace moisture management, and basement waterproofing solutions with seven offices serving Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Indiana.
Both privately-owned businesses have been in operation for several decades and specialize in residential and commercial foundation repair, crawl space encapsulation, basement waterproofing, and concrete leveling.
Allan Gantt opened Mount Valley Foundation in 1986 in Columbia, SC. Over the last 30 years, Mount Valley has expanded its service area throughout South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia.
Jesse Waltz, P.E., President, who co-founded JES with his wife Stella in 1993, started his company in western Maryland. Waltz expanded the business throughout Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, North Carolina, and Indiana over the last 23 years. In
2016, JES partnered with Succession Capital Partners and brought on Matt Malone, Succession’s Managing Partner, as Chief Executive Officer.
Mount Valley ‘s South Carolina location will be added to JES’ five branch offices in Virginia; Manassas, Richmond, Appomattox, Roanoke and Virginia Beach as well as one branch office in Indianapolis, Indiana. JES Companies’ acquisition of Mount Valley extends JES’ service area throughout the coastal Southeast and Midwest.
“JES Companies is honored to partner with Allen and Beth Gantt to further enhance Mount Valley’s market leadership position in South Carolina. Mount Valley will have greater access to resources that will further our entire company’s mission to provide
the highest level of solutions and services in protecting and preserving our customers’ greatest asset, their home,” Matt Malone said.
JES will infuse Mount Valley with new capital and access to professional engineers on staff, fleet and technological upgrades.
Mount Valley and JES were both originally established as small family businesses that grew over the last three decades to become the leading foundation repair providers in their regions. Waltz stated “Both JES and Mount Valley share a desire to offer
customers the personalized service of a small family business combined with the high level of resources and support that only a larger company can provide.”
Waltz and Malone will oversee and support the acquisition to assure a seamless combination of the two companies. Mount Valley will continue marketing under its same name and will be launching a new corporate identity program that will include a new logo,
website, marketing materials, trucks, and sales support collateral over the next several months.
About Succession Capital Partners
Succession Capital Partners, (SCP) is a specialty investment firm focused on the micro-cap alternative asset class in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States. SCP invests private equity in both operating companies and real-estate assets which are under $50 million in enterprise value.
Since 1998, the principals of SCP have successfully invested in more than 30 family-owned companies across a wide array of industries. SCP has a singular focus of working with and acquiring family-owned businesses. SCP was created to assist with the
“succession” of businesses from family control to institutional ownership. Succession is uniquely focused on being true operators and not merely financial engineers.
About JES Foundation Repair
JES Foundation Repair, established in 1993, designs and installs foundation support systems, crawl space moisture management systems and basement waterproofing systems in residential and commercial properties. Headquartered in Virginia Beach, JES Foundation Repair has been included in the Inc. 5000, Virginia Chamber of Commerce “Fantastic 50” four times and has consistently been recognized as one of the 50 fastest-growing companies in Virginia.
In addition to several worldwide industry awards for sales, JES Foundation Repair has been listed multiple times among the Best Places to Work in Hampton Roads. It has also received the Small Business of the Year Award from the Hampton Roads Chamber
of Commerce and was named a Workplace of the Future by Virginia Business. The company has five offices that serve Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., North Carolina, South Carolina and Indiana. For more information, visit: www.jeswork.com.
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