Quikserv Acquires U.S. Bullet Proofing
Chattanooga, TN, July 8, 2021
River Associates Investments (“River Associates”), a longstanding lower middle market private equity firm based in Chattanooga, TN, announced the acquisition of United States Bullet Proofing, Inc. (“U.S. Bullet Proofing”) by its Houston, TX based portfolio company Quikserv, Inc. (“Quikserv”).
Based in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, U.S. Bullet Proofing offers a wide array of Blast, Ballistic, and Forced Entry Resistant Doors, Windows, Wall Systems and Louvers. Designed to complement today’s architectural doors and windows, USBP’s products are used in High Security applications across Government Buildings, Military Bases, International Embassies, Educational Facilities, and other facilities around the world.
The companies will continue to operate under their two separate brands while uniting their combined 70 years of experience to enable access to a wide breadth of product offerings and footprint both domestically and internationally. The partnership allows both companies to leverage each other’s manufacturing and innovation capabilities to provide the most comprehensive and best-in-class line of security and transaction solutions available to the security, glazing and architectural community.
“U.S. Bullet Proofing fits perfectly within our strategy of expanding our presence in the high security market. Over the years we have seen the increased demand for higher security level needs from our customers. With the addition of U.S. Bullet Proofing, we now have the full suite of products to offer our customers the widest array of solutions possible. Ken and his team have done a phenomenal job building the USBP business and we are proud they have chosen to partner with Quikserv to accelerate their growth in the coming years” said Jason Epps, Quikserv’s Chief Executive Officer.
Ken Sampson, founder and President of US Bullet Proofing, echoed the excitement for the newly formed partnership. “We could not be more excited to join forces with Quikserv. The combination allows us to expand our business by leveraging a larger sales organization, customer base and operating expertise. Quikserv’s long-standing industry experience, excellent culture and technical approach is a perfect match for our organization.” Ken will continue leading U.S. Bullet Proofing as President as well as driving companywide innovation across both brands.
“We are building a unique platform in the window and door space. We’ve brought together two industry leading brands with complementary products that will leverage the platform’s collective capabilities to accelerate growth. Security has been a key area of focus for us and we are excited to partner with Ken and the US. Bullet Proofing team.” said Stuart Vyule, Vice President at River Associates. “We are looking forward to capitalizing upon our success both through continued organic growth and future add-on acquisitions.”
River Associates and the management team at Quikserv continue to seek complementary strategic acquisition partners for the company. For more information reach out to Mark Jones.
Quikserv Incorporated is a premier manufacturer of pass-thru and security transaction systems based in Houston, Texas. For over 35 years Quikserv has been a market leader in transaction window and drive-thru window systems employing expert craftsmanship, custom solution designs, and exceptional customer service. They offer one of the widest product lines available for transaction windows, ticket windows, transaction drawers and bullet resistant transaction solutions. Their tagline “We Put More In – You Get More Out” is synonymous to the quality and craftmanship expected by their customers.
ABOUT U.S. BULLET PROOFING
Founded for the purpose of Protecting People and Property, United States Bullet Proofing is proud to supply the industry with the most advanced forced entry, ballistic and blast resistant high security products. Since 1988 United States Bullet Proofing has been designing and developing highly engineered security solutions used in Federal Buildings, Military Bases, International Embassies, and other Government Facilities around the world.