Cook & Boardman Group, a distributor of commercial door entry solutions and systems integration services, has announced two acquisitions: The acquisition of Galeno and Associates expands its coverage into the greater Boston market. Cook & Boardman has also acquired Everett, Wash.-based JDS Inc. (JDS). Terms of the transactions were not disclosed.
Founded in 1991 by Pietro Galeno, Galeno is a turnkey provider of opening solutions including doors, frames, hardware and Division 10 specialty products. The company serves general contractors and end users throughout the greater Boston area from its base of operations in South Easton, Mass.
“Our company was founded on the principles of product performance, customer satisfaction and most importantly, customer service,” said Galeno President and Founder Pietro Galeno. “In Cook & Boardman we see a similar passion for serving the industry and commitment to providing the highest level of customer service.”
Founded in 1989 by Randal Olsen and Dean Crosby, JDS is a turnkey provider of opening solutions including doors, frames, hardware and Division 10 specialty products. The company serves general contractors and end users throughout the greater Seattle area from its base of operations in Everett, Wash.
“Our success has been built on providing excellent customer service and support to the Seattle construction market for more than 30 years,” said JDS President and Founder Randal Olsen.
Dean Crosby, JDS vice president and co-founder, added, “In Cook & Boardman we found a common culture and passion for serving the industry, and I am confident that our employees and business will thrive under their ownership.”
Cook & Boardman is a portfolio company of Littlejohn & Co. LLC. JDS and Galeno & Associates represent C&B's 13th and 14th acquisition since being acquired by Littlejohn in October 2018.
Both companies will continue to operate under their respective names and customer contacts will remain unchanged as a result of the acquisition.