Crowley, Texas — Powerhouse, a national construction, facilities maintenance and rollout service provider, has acquired DENTCO®, a national exterior services provider headquartered in DeWitt, Mich. The 44-year-old company offers a complete suite of all-season property management solutions addressing exterior services issues for active as well as idle facilities.
This deal is Powerhouse’s second major transaction, resulting in it becoming one of the four largest national managed services companies in the exterior space. As a result of the partnership, all Powerhouse Exterior Services Management (ESM) programs will be powered by DENTCO, which will retain its current leadership and 175 employees — making Powerhouse’s total employee base more than 900 people nationwide servicing more than 125,000 project locations annually.
DENTCO’s success to date hinges on scalable operational strategies and cultural elements backed by smart technologies that all align with Powerhouse’s current approach. The integration of DENTCO’s proven best practices and tools, wealth of ESM experience, and asset-light field staffing methods with those already employed by Powerhouse are expected to enhance Powerhouse’s exterior services offering.
“DENTCO has an impressive reputation in the ESM industry,” says Robert Blake-Ward, principal, Powerhouse. “We have an immense amount of respect for the organic growth the company has achieved throughout its history, which is due to the steadfast commitment and creativity of its team members. They’ve introduced service offerings and account management methods that put the customers’ needs first, successes that have produced raving fans over the years. The combination of DENTCO’s skillsets with Powerhouse’s resources and wider customer base nationwide will enable us both to better serve our clients with deeper and broader capabilities. We welcome their team and look forward to growing together.”
DENTCO’s suite of services includes landscape management, snow and ice removal, parking lot maintenance, parking lot sweeping, and dark store maintenance. Founded in 1977, the company launched as a local exterior services partner serving the Michigan area. Today, DENTCO stands as a major national player overseeing more than 8,000 active sites.
DENTCO’s evolution largely mirrors that of Powerhouse. Over the years, DENTCO focused heavily on quality service, developing streamlined workflow processes and integrating dynamic technology tools to help customers more easily manage their ESM contracts. Further, like Powerhouse, DENTCO established a solid network of skilled contractors to execute on those contracts.
“Powerhouse and DENTCO share some critical core competencies without question,” says Scott Milnes, president, DENTCO. “Now we are able to offer new capabilities to our customers, such as facilities maintenance, rollout and remodel services, without compromising our values. It will also enable us to tap additional resources in operational areas that will strengthen our already solid service delivery. For Powerhouse, we see an opportunity to leverage our knowledge and experience that led to DENTCO to becoming the nation’s number one ESM provider. The combined company will result in an even more valuable commercial infrastructure management partner. We’re confident customers as well as staff members will reap the benefits moving forward. We look forward to being part of the remarkable team that implements today what will move people through the experiences of tomorrow.”
Headquartered in Dewitt, Mich., DENTCO is a leading provider of outsourced exterior services management by utilizing a proprietary software suite. The company provides landscape management, snow and ice removal, parking lot maintenance and dark store maintenance. For more information, visit www.dentco.com.
Founded in 2004, Powerhouse is a national commercial infrastructure management company headquartered in Crowley, Texas. The company supports top brands in banking and finance, commercial real estate, healthcare, hospitality, foodservice, multifamily dwellings, retail and senior living facilities. Powerhouse delivers a broad suite of construction, facilities maintenance, exterior and rollout services. For more information, visit www.powerhousenow.com.