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Merger Aims To Expand Service Provider's Reach


Kellermeyer Bergensons Services' (KBS) acquisition of Empire Services, an independently owned commercial facility maintenance company headquartered in New Orleans, aims to enhance delivery of its support services.

KBS is a provider of technology-enabled, integrated interior and exterior property services to multi-site and multi-region customers in North America.

“The acquisition of Empire Services marks another important milestone in the evolution and expansion of the KBS North American platform. Empire delivers bundled or single service solutions to an impressive portfolio of clients in very attractive industry end markets," says Mark Minasian, CEO with KBS. "Over the past two decades, Charlie and his team have steadfastly built a great regional business that today delivers mission critical support services to many of the most recognizable names throughout the Gulf Coast region, including the Superdome, the French Quarter, the New Orleans Convention Center, universities, hospital systems, and major commercial clients. We look forward to equipping the team with advanced systems, technology, and shared back office services so that they can continue to grow and lead in the region.” 

Empire provides commercial janitorial, pressure washing, porter services, truck-mounted regenerative air sweeper truck operations, general contracting, painting, sheetrock, demolition services, electrical services, construction clean-up, special event services, emergency services, water extraction and dehumidification, landscape maintenance, trash removal, engineering services, HVAC, mechanical, and facility maintenance services. 

“I am very excited to be teaming with Mark and the KBS team. As we set out to chart our long-term strategic plan, it became clear that teaming with KBS would provide our people and our customers the absolute best path forward," says Charlie Lisco, founder of Empire. "This partnership allows us to continue to deliver our brand of Empire service to our customers with our same leadership team, while adding tremendous resources that now make it possible for us to compete for and win projects that may have been out of reach for us in the past.” 

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