Smart Care Acquires PureMist Corporation, Espresso Me Service and VP Coffee

Expanding specialty equipment services

Deanna Dicristo September 23, 2021

Smart Care Continues to Build Premier, National Commercial Kitchen Equipment Service Company with Specialty Equipment-Focused Acquisitions

ST. PAUL – Smart Care® Equipment Solutions (Smart Care) announces the acquisitions of PureMist Corporation, a leading west coast servicer and manufacturer of produce misting, water filtration, and specialty coffee equipment, as well as VP Coffee, a leading east coast provider of specialty coffee equipment sales and repair and maintenance services.

PureMist Corporation, Smart Care’s fifth acquisition of 2021 and tenth acquisition to date, is based in Hillsboro, Oregon, and offers repair and planned maintenance services for misting, humidification, reverse osmosis, water filtration and sanitation equipment, as well as manufacturing and installing misting systems. PureMist also operates Espresso Me Service, which offers repair and maintenance services, parts and equipment for espresso machines and coffee brewers and grinders.

VP Coffee, Smart Care’s sixth acquisition of 2021 and eleventh acquisition to date, is based in Siler City, North Carolina, and offers equipment sales and installation, repair, and maintenance services for espresso machines, coffee brewers, water filtration, grinders, roasters and other specialty commercial coffee equipment.

The acquisition of these service companies strengthens the specialty segment of Smart Care’s business, adding expertise in perishable control, water treatment systems and specialty coffee equipment solutions for customers in food retail, QSR, and beyond.

“We are thrilled to partner with Ray Garcia, Brian Docktor and their team at PureMist/Espresso Me, as well as with Nick Dakas and his team at VP Coffee, as we continue to build and expand our Specialty equipment service capabilities and ability to provide outstanding service to our customers at national scale,” said Bill Emory, Chief Executive Officer, Smart Care. “These teams have built impressive businesses that are a strong fit with Smart Care’s culture and values – in particular, an unwavering commitment to doing what is right for both their customers and employees. We look forward to working with both teams to drive accelerated growth as part of our growing family of Smart Care Companies.”

The recent acquisitions of PureMist Corporation and VP Coffee reflect Smart Care’s strategy of partnering with best-in-class service companies to strengthen its offerings and national footprint to better serve its customers. For more information about the Smart Care Equipment Solutions company, brands and services, visit

Smart Care is continuing to build its leading, national platform through organic growth initiatives and add-on acquisitions within the fragmented U.S. commercial kitchen repair and maintenance services market. Smart Care has invested heavily to develop best-in-class infrastructure to support and drive growth with each acquisition, providing customers a differentiated service partnership.

To support this growth strategy, Smart Care is seeking add-on acquisition partnerships to expand its footprint, density and service capabilities. Select acquisition criteria include:

  • Hot and/or cold-side commercial kitchen equipment repair and maintenance
  • Ice machine repair and maintenance
  • Commercial beverage equipment repair and maintenance
  • Small-box commercial HVAC and refrigeration repair and maintenance

If you are a service company that fits with any of the above criteria and are interested in partnering with Smart Care, please contact Kirk Sabiston at

About Smart Care Equipment Solutions

Smart Care® Equipment Solutions is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, and is the leading independent provider of comprehensive commercial kitchen equipment repair and maintenance services to the U.S. food service industry. The company services more than 45,000 locations in all 50 states across quick-service and full-service restaurants, food retailers, healthcare, education, hospitality, government, corporate offices and other commercial and institutional food service end-markets. With approximately 800 technicians, Smart Care is the largest kitchen equipment service organization not affiliated with an OEM. For more information, visit

About PureMist Corporation and Espresso Me Service

Based in Hillsboro, Oregon, PureMist Corporation has been in the service and manufacturing industry for over 30 years and is committed to providing customers across the West Coast with service and innovative technology for perishable control and water filtration to protect equipment life, minimize downtime, and reduce costly expenses. PureMist’s Espresso Me Service division offers high quality service, parts and equipment for espresso machines and coffee brewers and grinders. For more information, visit and

About VP Coffee

Based in Siler City, North Carolina, VP Coffee has been dedicated to offering comprehensive specialty coffee equipment sales and service to customers across the East Coast for over 15 years. For more information, visit

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