Strategic merger enhances capabilities, reach, and culture of safety
Vancouver, BC – December 13, 2017 – Feeney Brothers Utility Services (“Feeney Brothers”), a leading service provider to the U.S. Northeastern gas, electric, water, and telecommunications industries, is pleased to announce the closing of a strategic merger with DDS Companies (“DDS”). DDS provides utility, civil, engineering and telecommunications services in upstate New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio.
The merger combines two companies with similar cultures and values and allows each to immediately expand and improve their service offerings seamlessly over the following seven states: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia, and Ohio. The combined organization, with over 1,000 employees, will continue the highly acclaimed programs for operational safety, training and high-quality customer service that both Feeney and DDS are known for.
Feeney Brothers is led by founders Brendan and Greg Feeney, seasoned utility industry operators each with over thirty years of experience. Its highly skilled and qualified workforce provides safe and innovative infrastructure services to public utilities throughout the Northeast with a focus on natural gas distribution as well as telecommunications and electric distribution.
DDS is led by its president and founder, Sean Donohoe, P.E., who has decades of experience in civil engineering as well as utility services, environmental services, telecom and heavy civil construction. Within its utilities and engineering divisions, DDS’s customers include leading public utilities and mid-stream distribution companies in the Northeast. DDS also provides civil design and build services to some of the largest general contractors and developers in upstate New York.
“DDS is a well-oiled machine, with a stellar reputation for performing safe, quality work and providing outstanding customer service. It is an award-winning organization recognized for exceeding high-level safety standards,” said Brendan Feeney. “We are thrilled about this partnership and look forward to the combined future of both companies.” Both Feeney and DDS will continue their existing relationships with their valued customers and will operate under their respective brands.
“Feeney Brothers invests heavily in its company culture and provides outstanding client-focused service,” said Donohoe. “As president of DDS, it was important to partner with an organization that is equally as safety focused, family-oriented, and committed to investing in its employees through comprehensive training programs and long-term career development.”
About Feeney Brothers Utility Services
Headquartered in Dorchester, MA, Feeney Brothers is a leading service provider to the region’s gas, electric, water, and telecommunications industry. Founded in 1988 by brothers Brendan and Greg, the company offers comprehensive solutions for complex situations in urban, suburban, and rural settings, while maintaining a focus on safety, integrity, innovation, and community. Feeney Brothers is a portfolio company of CAI Capital Partners (“CAI”). For more information, please visit http://feeneybrothers.com/.
About DDS Companies
Headquartered in Rochester, NY, DDS provides utility, civil, engineering and telecommunications services in upstate New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio. For more information, please visit http://ddscompanies.com.
About CAI Capital Partners
CAI Capital Partners is a Vancouver-based private equity firm focused on partnering with and growing founder-owned businesses in the Canadian lower middle market. Over three decades, CAI has invested C$1.4 billion into companies across North America. For additional information, please visit www.caifunds.com.