Smart Care Acquires Richard Meek Air Conditioning

Combination expands Smart Care’s capabilities and reach in Texas

Deanna Dicristo June 28, 2023

Chicago, Ill. – (BUSINESSWIRE) – June 28, 2023 — Smart Care, a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners (“Wind Point”), is pleased to announce the acquisition of Richard Meek Air Conditioning, Inc., (“Richard Meek”), a commercial refrigeration and HVAC equipment repair and installation company. The addition of Richard Meek strengthens Smart Care’s presence in Texas and represents Smart Care’s fourth acquisition in the state and ninth overall since partnering with Wind Point.

Based in Wichita Falls, Texas, Richard Meek is a provider of emergency repair, preventative maintenance and installation services for refrigeration and HVAC equipment. Founded in 2004, Richard Meek has earned a reputation as a premier service provider and installation contractor 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. Richard Meek 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 thrilled to welcome the Richard Meek team into the Smart Care organization,” remarked Joel Lehman, President of Smart Care Climate Solutions. “Richard Meek is a highly reputable organization, bringing strong refrigeration and HVAC capabilities, that fits well with our existing operations in the region, as well as expands our coverage into West Texas. This partnership allows the combined organization to accelerate growth while building upon Richard Meek’s strong foundation.”

Konrad Salaber, Managing Director at Wind Point, stated, “Texas will continue to be a key market for Smart Care’s growth strategy and the acquisition of Richard Meek is a great fit with the organization. We look forward to supporting their next phase of growth and better serving customers in that region.”

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.

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About Richard Meek

Richard Meek is a commercial equipment repair and installation company specializing in emergency repair, preventative maintenance, and installation services across refrigeration and HVAC equipment. Since 2004, Richard Meek has provided critical services to customers across grocery, convenience store, restaurant, and other foodservice end markets throughout north and west Texas and has developed a reputation for high quality service.

Additional information about Richard Meek is available at

About Wind Point Partners

Wind Point Partners is a Chicago-based private equity investment firm with approximately $6 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


July 2023 update: Richard Meek has been integrated into Almcoe Refrigeration, a Smart Care Climate Solutions company. 

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