Patterson Pope Acquires Central Business Group

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Patterson Pope, a leading provider of records management products, filing and storage systems in the Southeast, announced today that it has acquired Central Business Group of Cincinnati.

This is an outstanding milestone for Central Business Group and the markets we serve,” said David Simons of Central Business Group. “We will benefit from Patterson Pope’s depth of resources, experience in our industry and their seasoned leadership.

Patterson Pope, a leading provider of records management products, filing and storage systems in the Southeast, announced today that it has acquired Central Business Group of Cincinnati.
Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

Central Business Group is a recognized leader in business storage solutions. The firm serves customers in Ohio, Kentucky, eastern and central Tennessee and southern Indiana.

“Central Business Group is a perfect fit for Patterson Pope,” said Patterson Pope President Denny Hammack. “For many years, they have had one of the strongest reputations in the industry. We recently began discussing the opportunities to combine our operations, and the timing was right. Together, we will enjoy greater market share and be able to expand our combined products and services.”

“This is an outstanding milestone for Central Business Group and the markets we serve,” said David Simons of Central Business Group. “We will benefit from Patterson Pope’s depth of resources, experience in our industry and their seasoned leadership. This transaction will fuel our growth and our capacity to serve our clients.”

Patterson Pope and Central Business Group have become top distributors for storage solutions provider Spacesaver. Patterson Pope is also a leading distributor of modular casework and mail center furniture from Hamilton Sorter, as well as vertical lifts and automated storage and retrieval systems from Hanel.

Central Business Group will continue to operate under the company’s name through its offices in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton, OH; Knoxville and Nashville, TN; and Louisville and Lexington, KY. David Simons, currently Sales Manager for all of Central Business Group’s territories, will remain in the role. Central Business Group’s Jeff Pfohl will continue to serve in his position as Operations Manager in these markets.

Founded in 1974, Central Business Group has 40 employees. With the acquisition, the majority of employees will be retained and new personnel added within six to 12 months, according to Hammack. With the acquisition, Patterson Pope’s total employment is now up from 160 to 200.

About Patterson Pope

Based in Charlotte, Patterson Pope is a storage and records management company offering products including high-density shelving, mailroom furniture, modular casework, automated retrieval systems, and specialty storage products.

The company was founded in 1972. In addition to its headquarters in Charlotte, Patterson Pope has offices in Jacksonville, Orlando, Tallahassee, Miami, Tampa, Fort Myers and Palm Beach County, FL; Raleigh and Greensboro, NC; Charleston, and Greenville, SC; and Roanoke, VA.

Patterson Pope recently announced the formation of a new division, FileSolve, which provides storage of both physical and digital files, secure document scanning and shredding services, imaging/workflow and tracking software, and file moves and conversions.

Patterson Pope’s annual revenue following the Central Business Group acquisition is estimated at $40 million.

For more information, visit http://www.pattersonpope.com and http://www.filesolve.com.

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