The Daniels family, represented by Chad Daniels, President of the NY TEK Group, announced last month that two of its kitchen equipment service companies, PRO-TEK and PRO-PLUS, have secured a capital infusion by Degree One, a national holding company that invests in quality service businesses to fuel growth.
As part of the deal, coordinated by Ed Daniels, the Daniels family has invested in Degree One, the company that acquired PRO-TEK & PRO-PLUS, and has shared ownership of the national service platform. Ed and Chad will become active members of the Degree One leadership team helping shape the quality of services and growth on a national basis. Management indicated that PRO-TEK and PRO-PLUS will continue to operate under their current names.
“I’m excited about joining with Degree One, as this offers us an exciting opportunity and deeper resources to grow our business in the New York market, and push deeper into New Jersey, Connecticut, northern NY State, and down the East Coast, as well as be part of a national platform,” explained Ed Daniels, founder and CEO of PRO-TEK and PRO-PLUS. “This helps ensure that we will continue to provide our employees with a secure future and our loyal customers with an unsurpassed level of service for decades to come.”
The Daniels family has invested an undisclosed amount of money in this venture, demonstrating their commitment to the service industry, and with more skin in the game now than ever, expect to reach new plateaus of growth and the delivery of more diversified services, encircling the end user in a more complete way.
Ed Daniels will continue to be responsible for working with local as well as national end users of services provided from HVAC to refrigeration to cooking equipment; along with equipment manufacturers to offer discounted pricing on all services.
“We’re proud that PRO-TEK and PRO-PLUS have joined our national network of service companies,” noted a spokesperson for Degree One. “We respect what Ed Daniels (founder of the companies started in 1979) and his team have done to grow these companies into leading providers of kitchen equipment service in the Tri-State region for the past 40 years, and we look forward to his continued stewardship in strengthening these brands and the platform.”
PRO-TEK, started in 1979 in Queens, New York, is a service company providing installation, repair, warranty, maintenance and inspection services for food service operations in the tri-state region. PRO-PLUS, is an equipment service company with a special focus on refrigeration and cooking equipment based in Long Island, New York.
Degree One, is a national network of premier HVAC, refrigeration and food service equipment maintenance companies which include Metrotech, KORE, Custom Cooling and CORE Mechanical.
Daniels and his team are well respected throughout the Metro New York foodservice community for their on-going commitment to giving back the industry segments they serve. That has included their on-going support of the Partridge Invitational Scholarship Foundation that enables students to complete their culinary education. Most recently Pro-Tek has taken the lead in assisting the marketing initiative of AHF, the Metro New York’s healthcare foodservice professionals association.
To learn more about PRO-TEK, please visit their website.