Pearlman Group Acquires Cleaners Connection

Pearlman Group (“Pearlman”), a portfolio company of The Stephens Group, LLC (“The  Stephens Group”) and a leading multi-channel developer and specialty distributor of supplies, tools  and equipment used in the fabrication, maintenance, cleaning, and restoration of surfaces for  residential, commercial, and industrial end-markets, announced that it has acquired J. Dulac & Sons,  Inc. dba Cleaners Connection (“Cleaners Connection”). Terms of the transaction were not  disclosed. 

Based in North Little Rock, AR, Cleaners Connection is a specialty distributor of cleaning  and restoration supplies serving contractors and professionals in the Midwest and South. Founded  in 1999, Cleaners Connection has grown under the leadership of brothers Rob and Gene Dulac and  has been a go-to resource in its region and beyond for the past 20+ years. Cleaners Connection’s  experienced team supports thousands of professionals with supplies, equipment, and rental needs.  

“Pearlman is excited to continue our expansion in the Cleaning & Restoration market  through this partnership with Cleaners Connection.” said Pearlman CEO Scott McLendon. “We  look forward to building on the Dulac family legacy in with Gene and his team.” 

Grant Jones, a Managing Director at The Stephens Group added, “The Cleaners Connection  transaction represents continued expansion of Pearlman’s presence in diverse adjacent markets. We  are thrilled to partner with a local business in the Little Rock market and look forward to supporting  Pearlman’s continued growth nationally.” 

“The Pearlman Group partnership represents a new era and opportunity for Cleaners  Connection and the dedicated team that has built the business into what it is today. Pearlman’s  support and investment will support continued growth while preserving the culture that our family  has built.”, said Rob Dulac. “I am excited to join Pearlman while continuing to lead our business  and team locally with a new level of support and investment.”, added Gene Dulac.

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