Smart Care Acquires Horizon Bradco

Expanding coverage across the East Coast

Deanna Dicristo August 20, 2021

Smart Care Continues to Build Premier, National Commercial Kitchen Equipment Service Company with Ninth Acquisition

ST. PAUL, August 20, 2021 – Smart Care® Equipment Solutions (Smart Care) announces the acquisition of Horizon Bradco, the leading provider of commercial food equipment service solutions to the food retail industry across the East Coast.

Smart Care’s ninth acquisition, Horizon Bradco, headquartered in Schenectady, New York, offers grocery and convenience store customers best-in-class equipment solutions including hot-side, refrigeration and HVAC repair, preventive maintenance, installation and equipment sales. Horizon Bradco operates across three divisions – Horizon Bradco, Allied Mechanical Services and 5-Star Refrigeration – and strengthens Smart Care’s existing service markets while adding expertise in full-service equipment solutions for food retail customers.

“For 34 years, Horizon Bradco has been dedicated to exceeding customer expectations, making them a trusted partner to food retail customers across the East Coast,” said Bill Emory, Chief Executive Officer, Smart Care. “This commitment to doing what is right and delivering for their customers positions them for strong continued growth across the U.S. We are thrilled to welcome them to the growing family of Smart Care companies!”

“Horizon Bradco is a tremendous acquisition for the Smart Care portfolio,” said Mike Jewett, Chief Executive Officer, Horizon Bradco. “We are excited to partner with a larger organization and look forward to leveraging Smart Care’s scale, capabilities and best practices to best serve our employees, customers and communities. Smart Care and Horizon Bradco place safety, service and integrity above all else, which is sure to be a foundation for continued success for the combined organization.”

The recent acquisition of Horizon Bradco reflects 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 over 600 technicians, Smart Care is the largest kitchen equipment service organization not affiliated with an OEM. For more information, visit

About Horizon Bradco

Horizon Bradco is based in Schenectady, New York, and is the leading commercial food equipment and service solutions provider to the retail food industry across the East Coast. With three divisions and over 250 experienced team members, Horizon Bradco leads the industry in food equipment, refrigeration and HVAC maintenance, repair, equipment sales and installation services. For more information, visit

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