Strategic Acquisition Expands Contract Equipment Business Serving National Chains
Singer Equipment President and Chief Executive Officer, Fred Singer, announced the acquisition of the business of EVI, located in Glenelg, MD. EVI is a leading foodservice equipment contract dealer serving multi-unit and independent restaurant operators. Tom and Dana Lawson will continue as the executives leading the new division which will operate as Singer EVI, LLC. Tom will report directly to Fred Singer.
“With the addition of the outstanding contract equipment team at EVI, the combined company will be able to expand our presence in the fast-growing multi-unit operator segment of our market, as well as bring increased services to the existing EVI customer base. Tom and Dana have built a great team that has delivered exceptional service to its customers. Singer Equipment strives to be the most responsive and knowledgeable foodservice equipment and supplies distributor in the country. EVI is known for a similar focus on delivering outstanding service to its customers. We welcome the EVI team to our family of companies and look forward to supporting and growing the business,” said Singer.
“Dana and I have always been passionate about restaurants. We have created meaningful partnerships with our clients over the last twenty plus years,” said Tom Lawson, Founder and President of EVI. “We are thrilled to align ourselves with Fred Singer. The resources of Singer will allow us to push the boundaries of our business and deliver increased value to our clients, while maintaining the high level of service and passion that has brought us so much professional success over the years. We are excited to grow with our clients as we continue to expand the services we can offer as their advocate.”
Singer Equipment Company, currently the sixth largest foodservice equipment dealer in the United States, is the leading foodservice equipment dealer in the mid-Atlantic market. Singer also builds commercial kitchens nationwide for chain restaurants, higher education, healthcare and hospitality clients. “Singer will continue to look for other strategic acquisitions that enhance our ability to service key markets and customers,” says Singer.
Founded in 1918, Singer is known for its broad inventory, high level of service and excellence in completing new kitchen installation projects. Singer maintains a multimillion-dollar inventory of equipment as well as tabletop, kitchen, disposable and janitorial supplies available for immediate delivery. Entrepreneur Partners served as the financial advisor to Singer Equipment.