Elite Construction Solutions (ECS), the leading provider of educational, business improvement and direct contracting solutions in the contracting space recently acquired 123 Exteriors and Artisan Rebuilders LLC. The acquisitions immediately expand ECS’s footprint into thirteen additional markets where it will offer best-in-class exterior general contracting services. Furthermore, via its partnership with Artisan, the firm will now expand into water mitigation, leak detection and interior reconstruction services – adding complementary capabilities into its core offering. These acquisitions also allow 123 Exteriors and Artisan to fully leverage ECS’s suite of shared services including its marketing department, storm restoration training, and estimating services.
“This deal makes a whole lot of sense. ECS intimately understands our business, they know our culture and are aligned with our core values of Honesty, Integrity, and Quality,” said Fred Grove, President of 123 Exteriors. “As many know, Mike Braun founded 123 in 2006. When I purchased 123, I had no plans to sell the company for quite some time. However, when Mike came to me with this opportunity it made too much sense to pass up. This acquisition will provide the 123 Team with even more opportunities to advance and ultimately provide our clients with an ever-increasing level of service,” said Grove.
Grove took over 123 Exteriors in 2020 when he purchased the business from founder and long-time CEO, Mike Braun. Fred joined 123 Exteriors in 2007 as a sales rep and worked his way up to General Manager of the Ohio Office, Director of Corporate Operations, and eventually COO, a position he held for over 7 years. Most recently, under Fred’s exceptional leadership, 123 Exteriors realized back-to-back years of record-breaking sales.
“123 Exteriors is a natural fit for our growing business. This acquisition helps expand our footprint and capability set. To say that we are aligned with 123 [Exteriors] is an understatement – we built the mission together and worked for years to make the storm restoration industry better. Now, with 123 as part of the Elite Construction Solutions family, we are in an even better position to execute on those goals,” said Mike Braun, President of Elite Construction Solutions.
The partnership with Artisan brings ECS into several key Florida cities and provides the unique opportunity to deliver impartial inspections and expert repairability analysis to policyholders in that state. Artisan will also benefit from Elite’s expertise as they grow their exterior remodeling division.
“The Artisan team was built to operate as a family placing our own integrity and values into individual claims. Joining Elite will allow Artisan to branch out into deeper regions and expand our staff with greater skills, allowing a stable bridge between insurance companies and homeowners in their most vulnerable times,” said Emma Box, Operations Manager at Artisan Rebuilders LLC.
While Artisan Rebuilders LLC will keep the same name, it will undergo a restructuring process with new management, policies, and procedures to provide additional services to both property owners and Florida insurance carrier partners.
Elite and Artisan employees are excited to enter the market together to bring integrity and sanity to an illogical insurance restoration process in the state of Florida.
“We are committed to taking a leadership role in helping build a sustainable Florida insurance market. We believe if you perform accurate inspections, provide honest inspection reports to policyholders, and write reasonable estimates that all parties can agree to, we can begin to unify carrier, contractor, and policy holder, and bring transparency back to the insurance restoration process,” said Braun.
About Artisan Rebuilders
Artisan Rebuilders was founded in 2018 in Tampa, Florida with the intent to provide insurance companies with reliable, fast, and trustworthy services in times of disaster.
Its certified inspectors specialize in water, fire, mold, and catastrophic services in the southern regions of Florida. Insurance carriers refer homeowners to Artisan’s property inspection experts to assess interior and exterior property damages.
For more information about Artisan Rebuilders, visit https://artisanrebuilders.com/.
About 123 Exteriors
123 Exteriors was founded in 2006 and now serves eight markets in seven different states. From its humble beginnings, 123 Exteriors is widely recognized as one of the largest and most professional companies in the storm restoration industry. 123’s success has been driven by its commitment to excellence in the industry. Its mission “Deliver Unique and Memorable Service,” epitomizes its core values and customer-first approach. For more information about 123 Exteriors, visit http://www.123exteriors.com/
About Elite Construction Solutions
Founded in 2019 by Mike Braun, Elite has two divisions within the company dedicated to helping contractors: Coaching & Consulting and Digital training. Both services aligned with Elite’s original mission of Empowering Contractors to Improve the Storm Restoration Industry and grew organically out of client feedback.
Elite’s Coaching, Consulting & Digital Training services offers a wealth of training opportunities to contractors in the form of e-learnings, a sales rep reference guide and custom consulting packages. The online training packages are designed to teach anyone the fundamentals of roofing sales. While many of their competitors focus on sales techniques like canvassing and sales pitches, Elite addresses the most critical aspects of storm restoration – the importance of performing proper inspections and following sound business processes.
Because Elite’s team is made up mostly of former contractors, they have a unique perspective on the importance of developing and maintaining relationships with insurance companies. Recognizing insurance carriers as key partners in the process means that Elite understands the need to provide value to both the carriers and contractors.
For more information about Elite Construction Solutions visit https://eliteclaimsolutions.com/.