Smart Care Acquires Refrigeration Anytime
Combination expands Smart Care’s capabilities in Texas
Chicago, Ill. – (BUSINESSWIRE) – December 22, 2022 — Smart Care, a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners (“Wind Point”), is pleased to announce the acquisition of Refrigeration Anytime, LLC (“Refrigeration Anytime” or the “Company”), a commercial refrigeration and HVAC equipment repair company. The addition of Refrigeration Anytime strengthens Smart Care’s presence in Texas and represents Smart Care’s third acquisition in the state and eighth overall since partnering with Wind Point.
Based in Manor, Texas, Refrigeration Anytime is a family-owned provider of emergency repair, preventative maintenance, inspection, compliance and installation services for refrigeration and HVAC equipment. Founded in 2006, Refrigeration Anytime has earned a reputation as a premier service provider for grocers, convenience stores, restaurants and other retail foodservice providers throughout Texas.
Headquartered in Chicago, Ill., Smart Care is a market leader in stand-alone refrigeration, rack refrigeration, HVAC, hot-side commercial cooking and specialty coffee and beverage equipment. Refrigeration Anytime will join Smart Care’s Climate Solutions business, which specializes in refrigeration systems and has developed a strong reputation for service quality and engineering expertise. The Climate Solutions business serves thousands of customers spanning grocers, convenience stores and warehouse operators across the U.S.
“I am very excited for Refrigeration Anytime to join the Smart Care organization,” remarked Joel Lehman, President of Smart Care Climate Solutions. “Refrigeration Anytime is a highly reputable, service-focused company in Texas that fits well with our existing operations in the region. This new working relationship allows the combined organization to accelerate growth while building upon Refrigeration Anytime’s strong foundation.”
Konrad Salaber, Managing Director at Wind Point, stated, “Texas is a key market for Smart Care’s growth strategy and the acquisition of Refrigeration Anytime is a compelling fit with the organization. We look forward to supporting their next phase of growth.”
“We are delighted to join the Smart Care team,” noted Gary Perkins, founder of Refrigeration Anytime. “We are eager to partner with an organization that shares our values and commitment to investing in growth and focusing on our people – both customers and employees. I firmly believe that working with Joel and the Smart Care team allows us to better serve and grow with our customers.”
Smart Care will continue to seek strategic acquisition opportunities, with a focus on leading commercial refrigeration, kitchen equipment and HVAC repair and maintenance service providers throughout the U.S. and Canada.
About Smart Care
Smart Care is the largest provider of comprehensive commercial mechanical services, including stand-alone refrigeration, HVAC, complex rack refrigeration, hot and cold-side foodservice equipment, and specialty coffee and beverage. Smart Care’s strong reputation and leading customer service is built on the foundation of a high-quality technician base, an unmatched breadth of repair and preventative maintenance services and quick response times. Smart Care is OEM-agnostic with the ability to service more than 10,000 types of equipment for food retail, restaurants, convenience stores, warehouse operators and other institutions. The company is headquartered in Chicago, Ill. with operations in all 50 states.
Additional information about Smart Care is available at www.smartcaresolutions.com.
About Refrigeration Anytime
Refrigeration Anytime is a commercial equipment repair company specializing in emergency repair, preventative maintenance, inspection, compliance, and installation services across refrigeration and HVAC equipment. Since 2006, Refrigeration Anytime has provided critical services to customers across grocery, convenience store, restaurant, and other foodservice end markets throughout Texas and has developed a reputation for high quality service.
Additional information about Refrigeration Anytime is available at www.refrigerationanytime.com.
About Wind Point Partners
Wind Point Partners is a Chicago-based private equity investment firm with approximately $5 billion in assets under management. Wind Point focuses on partnering with top caliber management teams to acquire well-positioned middle market businesses where it can establish a clear path to value creation. The firm targets investments in the consumer products, industrial products and business services sectors. Wind Point is currently investing out of Wind Point Partners X, a fund that was initiated in 2022.
Additional information about Wind Point is available at www.wppartners.com.