Smart Care Acquires Refrigeration Anytime

December 2022

Combination expands Smart Care’s capabilities in Texas

CHICAGO — Smart Care, a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners (“Wind Point”), is pleased to announce the acquisition of Refrigeration Anytime, LLC (“Refrigeration Anytime” or the “Company”), a commercial refrigeration and HVAC equipment repair company. The addition of Refrigeration Anytime strengthens Smart Care’s presence in Texas and represents Smart Care’s third acquisition in the state and eighth overall since partnering with Wind Point.

Based in Manor, Texas, Refrigeration Anytime is a family-owned provider of emergency repair, preventative maintenance, inspection, compliance and installation services for refrigeration and HVAC equipment. Founded in 2006, Refrigeration Anytime has earned a reputation as a premier service provider 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. Refrigeration Anytime 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 very excited for Refrigeration Anytime to join the Smart Care organization,” remarked Joel Lehman, President of Smart Care Climate Solutions. “Refrigeration Anytime is a highly reputable, service-focused company in Texas that fits well with our existing operations in the region. This new working relationship allows the combined organization to accelerate growth while building upon Refrigeration Anytime’s strong foundation.”

Konrad Salaber, Managing Director at Wind Point, stated, “Texas is a key market for Smart Care’s growth strategy and the acquisition of Refrigeration Anytime is a compelling fit with the organization. We look forward to supporting their next phase of growth.”

“We are delighted to join the Smart Care team,” noted Gary Perkins, founder of Refrigeration Anytime. “We are eager to partner with an organization that shares our values and commitment to investing in growth and focusing on our people – both customers and employees. I firmly believe that working with Joel and the Smart Care team allows us to better serve and grow with our customers.”

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.

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