Smart Care Acquires Mid-South Maintenance

Expanding coverage in Tennessee

Deanna Dicristo February 11, 2019

Smart Care Continues to Build Premier, National Commercial Kitchen Equipment Company with their Third Acquisition

ST. PAUL, February 11, 2019 – Smart Care® Equipment Solutions (Smart Care) announces the acquisition of Mid-South Maintenance, a leading provider of commercial kitchen equipment repair and maintenance services to the commercial food service industry. Located in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, Mid-South provides commercial kitchen equipment repair services and HVAC repair, as well as plumbing, electrical, and facility maintenance in the greater Nashville area. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“The acquisition of Mid-South Maintenance is a part of our strategic plan to grow through acquisitions. Additionally, we are very focused on high growth markets like Nashville,” said Bill Emory, Chief Executive Officer, Smart Care. “As we got to know the leadership of Mid-South, it became clear we share the same vision, values and commitment to both employees and customers. We’re delighted to welcome the 44 employees of Mid-South Maintenance to the Smart Care family. Additionally, we are very pleased to announce the promotion of Gary Garrett to General Manager. Gary is a trained chef and brings a wealth of industry experience, including his contributions to Mid-South over the past several years.”

This is Smart Care’s third acquisition of a service company in the last 12 months and grows Smart Care’s total number of technicians to more than 600 nationwide. The Mid-South Maintenance team brings extensive knowledge and experience in commercial kitchen repair, in addition to HVAC and other related service capabilities. “We are excited to join the Smart Care team and be part of their growing success,” said Gary Garrett, General Manager, Mid-South Maintenance. “With our combined teams, we will further strengthen our position in Nashville. Mid-South will continue to run as an independent division of Smart Care and I believe that with our ability to tap into Smart Care’s training, technical support and access to parts, Mid-South will be a better company for our customers and employees.”

Mid-South Maintenance was founded in 1992 by Winston Templet, the company’s sole owner, who started as a technician and built the business from a single service van. Winston’s decision to sell Mid-South was driven by his desire to devote more time to his real estate business. Mid-South’s proven history of strong service delivery is a great addition to the Smart Care portfolio of companies, including REMCO and Alpro.

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About Smart Care Equipment Solutions

Smart Care® Equipment Solutions is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota. Smart Care is the leading provider of comprehensive commercial kitchen repair and maintenance services to the U.S. commercial food service industry. The company services 40,000+ locations in all 50 states across the following market segments: Full Serve Restaurants, Quick Serve Restaurants, Healthcare, Education, Hospitality, Government Facilities and Corporate Offices. With over 600 technicians, Smart Care is the largest independent Kitchen Equipment Service organization not affiliated with an OEM manufacturer. For more information visit

About Mid-South Maintenance

Founded in 1992, Mid-South Maintenance is a full service Commercial Food Equipment Service Association (CFESA) restaurant equipment repair company in the Nashville area. The company operates in the greater Nashville, TN area and provides commercial kitchen equipment services, HVAC repair, as well as plumbing, electrical and facility maintenance services. A team of highly skilled technicians and support personnel continuously strives to deliver the best customer satisfaction. For more information, visit

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