The Service Companies, The Nation's Premier Provider of Managed Services, Acquires Hospitality Staffing Firm, Drake Staffing of Atlanta

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The Service Companies, the nation's premier provider of managed services to the hospitality industry, makes another strategic acquisition as Drake Staffing of Atlanta, one of the Southeast's fastest growing staffing firms, joins the company portfolio. The Service Companies’ latest acquisition, their fourth in five years, cements their standing as the premier, one-stop shop for managed services, continuing the company’s vision for growth.

“This brings us one step closer to realizing our vision to be the only nationwide provider for trained food and beverage professional staff”, says Wilson.

The Service Companies President and CEO, Steve Wilson, announced that The Service Companies, the nation’s largest provider of cleaning, staffing and managed services to all segments of the hospitality industry, will add another high value partner to their portfolio with the acquisition of one of the Southeast’s fastest growing staffing firms, Drake Staffing. This strategic acquisition allows The Service Companies to continue to execute their strategic plan to build a nationwide staffing enterprise focused on the unique needs of the high-volume food and beverage segment. Drake Staffing, based in Atlanta, will now lend their expertise in sports stadiums and arenas, corporate catering providers, hospitals, major colleges and universities and banquet and culinary staff to luxury hotels and resorts, to The Service Companies’ current base of premier customers throughout the Southeast Region.

“Drake’s expertise in all facets of food and beverage staffing along with extensive industry experience in this key region of the country, superior workforce and core values align with those of The Service Companies,” said Wilson. “This brings us one step closer to realizing our vision to be the only nationwide provider for trained food and beverage professional staff.”

"Having a large corporate parent like The Service Companies allows us to focus our efforts on expanding our core business: providing fully trained, engaged associates for all of our customers in this region,” says Greg Price, Founder and President of Drake Staffing, who will stay on and continue to lead the Drake team. “This relationship with The Service Companies enables us to present expanded benefits and opportunities for promotion for our associates and provides us access to capital so we can continue to grow our footprint.”    

This is the fourth acquisition since 2010 for The Service Companies, having acquired JRS International in 2010, MMI Hospitality Cleaning in 2014 and Acrobat Outsourcing in 2015. As a result of The Service Companies’ organic growth and strategic acquisitions, the company now spans 44 states with more than 10,000 associates.

About The Service Companies
The Service Companies portfolio consists of JRS International, MMI Hospitality Cleaning, Acrobat Outsourcing and Drake Staffing, four of the most widely known service providers exclusively dedicated to the hospitality industry. The Service Companies operates in 44 states, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, providing services ranging from turnkey housekeeping and stewarding services to EVS cleaning of public areas, kitchens, windows and chandeliers to fully trained staffing services. Led by an executive team with more than 200 years of combined experience at AAA Four Diamond-rated hotels and casinos, The Service Companies has an impressive track record, serving a variety of exclusive clients including The Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons, Caesars Entertainment, MGM, Pinnacle Entertainment, Hyatt, and Wyndham Vacation Resorts. The Service Companies model delivers both consistently high levels of service quality and improved performance at the bottom line. For more information on The Service Companies, please call (800) 385-8800 or visit http://www.theservicecompanies.com.

About Drake Staffing
Drake Staffing is the staffing company who can provide the one thing your business can’t do without…..passion. Our ethics and beliefs will not only add value, but provide total staffing support for your most challenging and hard to fill positions. Our focus creates a career based conduit between our clients and valued associates. By offering temporary, full-time, staffing along with payroll and insurance, we are a one-stop solution for both front and back-of-house event staffing. Drake Staffing has been recognized in the Atlanta Business Chronicle for “Top 25 Staffing Companies” in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Drake Staffing was also recognized for the Fastest Growing Private Companies of 2016 by the Atlanta Business Chronicle by ranking #22 out of the Top 100. We were ranked the highest out of any staffing company in 2016.

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