June 28, 2023

Smart Care Acquires Richard Meek Air Conditioning

Combination expands Smart Care’s capabilities and reach in Texas

Chicago, Ill. –  Smart Care, a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners (“Wind Point”), is pleased to announce the acquisition of Richard Meek Air Conditioning, Inc., (“Richard Meek”), a commercial refrigeration and HVAC equipment repair and installation company. The addition of Richard Meek strengthens Smart Care’s presence in Texas and represents Smart Care’s fourth acquisition in the state and ninth overall since partnering with Wind Point.

Based in Wichita Falls, Texas, Richard Meek is a provider of emergency repair, preventative maintenance and installation services for refrigeration and HVAC equipment. Founded in 2004, Richard Meek has earned a reputation as a premier service provider and installation contractor for grocers, convenience stores, restaurants and other retail foodservice providers throughout Texas. 

Headquartered in Chicago, Ill., Smart Care is a market leader in stand-alone refrigeration, rack refrigeration, HVAC, hot-side commercial cooking and specialty coffee and beverage equipment.  Richard Meek will join Smart Care’s Climate Solutions business, which specializes in refrigeration systems and has developed a strong reputation for service quality and engineering expertise. The Climate Solutions business serves thousands of customers spanning grocers, convenience stores and warehouse operators across the U.S. 

“I am thrilled to welcome the Richard Meek team into the Smart Care organization,” remarked Joel Lehman, President of Smart Care Climate Solutions. “Richard Meek is a highly reputable organization, bringing strong refrigeration and HVAC capabilities, that fits well with our existing operations in the region, as well as expands our coverage into West Texas. This partnership allows the combined organization to accelerate growth while building upon Richard Meek’s strong foundation.”

Konrad Salaber, Managing Director at Wind Point, stated, “Texas will continue to be a key market for Smart Care’s growth strategy and the acquisition of Richard Meek is a great fit with the organization. We look forward to supporting their next phase of growth and better serving customers in that region.” 

Smart Care will continue to seek strategic acquisition opportunities, with a focus on leading commercial refrigeration, kitchen equipment and HVAC repair and maintenance service providers throughout the U.S. and Canada.