The Boshart Group has announced the acquisition of Georgia-based water well supplies provider Simmons Manufacturing. In a release, Boshart Group CEO Jeremy Kuepfer and his team thanked the Engeman family, which has run Simmons since its founding in 1957.
Robert “Bob” Engeman Jr., who took over the company from his father, credits his team for Simmons’ success.
“It’s our people, their commitment to the industry and their willingness to do the hard work necessary that has driven our success,” he says. “I would like to specifically acknowledge Mo Rainey for his dedicated sales and marketing leadership over the past 25 years and my son, Robert Engeman III, for the strategic contributions he has made in operations as well as his ongoing commitment to Simmons and our team.”
In a release, the Boshart Group acknowledge that acquiring a business is about more than bricks and mortar. It is a celebration of the people, history, and culture that have built the company and an opportunity to work together to embrace future possibilities.
“The addition of Simmons to our group further demonstrates our commitment to partnering with family businesses with a strong customer service focus,” says Gary Boshart, founder and chair of The Boshart Group. “I am very proud that we are continuing to strengthen our investment in the water well industry in North America, setting the stage for tremendous growth and development in the future. The next season is guaranteed to be an exciting one for everyone involved in this generational journey.”
Jeremy Kuepfer adds that Bob Engeman Jr., Mo Rainey and Robert Engeman III will continue in leadership roles with the company. Additionally, West Soward will join the team as president of Simmons.
The Boshart Group serves industries including water well, plumbing and HVAC. For more information, visit boshartgroup.com.