Huron Capital Launches Rampart Exterior Services to Provide Commercial Roofing and Exterior Services

The ExecFactor® Initiative Will Build a Leading Commercial Interiors Company

Leading middle-market private equity firm Huron Capital (“Huron”) has announced the launch of its latest ExecFactor® initiative, Rampart Exterior ServicesTM (“Platform”), in partnership with executive Gabe Mesanza. Rampart Exterior Services will seek to acquire roofing and exterior restoration companies. The Platform will focus on re-roofing, roofing repair, waterproofing, restoration, and maintenance services for commercial customers in diverse end markets including government, education, healthcare, life sciences, data centers, manufacturing, and other sectors.

“Facility owners are becoming increasingly proactive about maintaining their roof and broader building envelope, especially from water intrusion,” said Brian Rassel, Partner at Huron. “This, combined with aging infrastructure, growth in building stock, and continued weather severity, will continue to support continued investment into commercial roofing and exterior services.”

Gabe Mesanza, CEO of Rampart Exterior Services, began his career as a mechanical engineer before supporting facility, infrastructure, and residential services companies. He has held leadership roles across safety, quality, and operations and brings a broad perspective as a building owner and manager. In addition to his operational involvement across service industries, Gabe has extensive experience as a private equity investor and M&A advisor.

“We are excited to partner with founders to focus on non-discretionary replacement and repair work and provide preventative maintenance support. Rampart Exterior Services will create value by attracting and retaining the best talent, providing unmatched customer service, and maintaining strong supplier relationships,” said Mr. Mesanza. “Huron’s experience deploying its buy-and-build playbook to accelerate growth in founder-owned businesses through its proven ExecFactor strategy makes them an ideal partner in the commercial exteriors market.”

About Huron Capital

Huron Capital is a leading lower middle-market private equity firm focused on partnering with outstanding management teams to build leading service companies.  Through HCP Services, we bring a people-first and thematic approach to investing in mission-critical service companies in the infrastructure, facility and residential sectors where we have a long history of success, proven playbooks and extensive resources.  We seek to make control investments in leading service businesses with $20 million to $200 million in revenue.

With our operational resources, we empower our management partners to drive significant growth through initiatives such as professionalizing operations, improving service offerings, executing M&A strategies, and accessing new markets.  We pride ourselves on an unwavering commitment to candor, trust, accountability, and transparency in our relationships with management teams, investors, advisors, and employees.

Founded in Detroit in 1999, over the past 25 years we have acquired more than 275 companies through seven investment funds, managing over $2 billion in capital on behalf of a global institutional investor base. Through our proprietary ExecFactor® program, we utilize a proactive, thesis-driven investment process to identify the best potential management teams and investment opportunities in our core sectors.

About ExecFactor®

ExecFactor® is Huron Capital’s proprietary, thematic investment strategy where we underwrite an industry and partner with an executive to deploy our buy-and-build investment model. This strategy brings together our sector focus, deep industry relationships, committed capital and repeatable buy-and-build approach to create a new platform investment.

Recently closed ExecFactor® investments include RK Electric, a provider of mission-critical, highly technical electrical services, ExperiGreen, a residential lawn care services provider and Exigent, a provider of critical HVAC, plumbing, and other mechanical system repair, maintenance, and replacement services to complex facility operations for healthcare, education, industrial, government, and other commercial customers.

Recently exited ExecFactor® investments include Sciens Building Solutions, a prominent full-service commercial fire and life safety company and Pueblo Mechanical & Controls, a premier commercial HVAC and plumbing services company.


Jonathan Marino
Prosek Partners

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