ATI Restoration, LLC (“ATI” or “Company”), a national leader in restoration, environmental remediation and reconstruction services, announced today the acquisition of J&M Keystone, Inc. (“J&M”), a regional restoration firm with one branch office in the San Diego. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Established in 1989, ATI is the nation’s largest family-operated disaster recovery services firm, operating 28 locations from coast to coast. In November 2020, the Company began the execution of its accelerated growth strategy and within 14 months acquired Mark 1 Restoration (PA and NJ), QFB Property Restoration (FL), ProCare Solutions (TN and KY), and Lang Restoration & Construction (GA). ATI currently has an office in San Diego and, with the strategic purchase of J&M, will continue to expand its market share in San Diego County.
Founded in 1985 by Jim and Marsi Bronson, J&M is a full-service restoration contractor with 60% of its business servicing the residential market and 40% commercial. Water damage services account for approximately 80% of jobs. Managing partners Ron Martin and Dale Whittle joined the company in 1987 and 1991, respectively.
“At ATI, the customer experience is the driver of everything we do,” said Jeff Moore, President of ATI. “It was J&M’s similar culture that drew us to them. By combining forces of the two biggest players in San Diego, we anticipate 2022 to be a strong year in that market.”
“One of our core values is Going from Good to Great,” said Jim Bronson, Founder of J&M. “And that was one of the considerations when deciding to partner with ATI. With their guidance, I am confident we will reach new heights and, even more importantly, the partnership allows for the security of my employees well beyond the time of my retirement.”
Over the last several years, J&M founders and managing partners have handed their responsibilities to the care of General Manager Jeff Walker. Bronson, Martin and Whittle will exit the business, secure in the knowledge that Walker will continue to lead the office.