Smart Care Acquires REMCO

Expands coverage in Southeastern region

Deanna Dicristo June 1, 2018

ST. PAUL, June 1, 2018 – Smart Care® Equipment Solutions (Smart Care) announces the acquisition of REMCO, a leading regional provider of commercial kitchen repair, maintenance services, and parts to the commercial food service industry. Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, REMCO provides services in Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, and Florida. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“REMCO has become the stand-out leader in commercial kitchen equipment service in the southeast thanks to the leadership of owners Tom, Rich, Bruce and Keith Gory,” said Bill Emory, Chief Executive Officer, Smart Care. “As we got to know their team it became clear we share the same vision, values and commitment to both employees and customers. We are aligned on our ambition to build the premiere kitchen equipment care company in the country. We’re delighted to add REMCO to the Smart Care family and are very pleased that Rich and Bruce will continue to lead REMCO.”

The acquisition of REMCO is the first of a number of planned key additions that Smart Care intends to make in the next several years. The deal grows Smart Care’s technician team by approximately 10% and increases the total number of technicians to more than 550 nationwide. The acquisition also increases Smart Care’s reach into the state of Alabama and widens coverage in neighboring states of Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida. The REMCO team brings extensive knowledge and experience in the commercial kitchen repair, in addition to HVAC service capabilities.

“We are excited to join the Smart Care team and be part of their continued growth,” said Richard Gory, president, REMCO. “We believe, with the help of our outstanding employees coupled with the additional resources of Smart Care, we will further strengthen our position in the region”.

REMCO was founded in 1994 by Tom Gory and has grown to more than 60 employees, including 46 highly trained service technicians across five states. REMCO’s proven history of outstanding regional service is a tremendous addition to the national coverage offered by the Smart Care portfolio and a key component in building an even more comprehensive national footprint.

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, maintenance services, and parts 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 500 technicians Smart Care is the largest independent Kitchen Equipment Service organization not affiliated with an OEM manufacturer. For more information visit

Founded in 1994, REMCO is the largest full service Commercial Food Equipment Service Association (CFESA) restaurant equipment parts and repair company in the Southeastern United States. The company has operations in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Georgia and Tennessee and provides service and parts for restaurants, convenience stores, and other commercial kitchens. A team of highly skilled technicians, parts experts and support personnel continuously strives to deliver efficient commercial kitchen repair and maintenance to customers all of sizes and business need.

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