Brace Industrial Group is building tomorrow’s industrial contracting services company through its strategic acquisitions and organic growth throughout North America. The enterprise is currently acquiring scaffolding, insulation, specialty coatings and other multicraft industrial services companies with best-in-class safety cultures, quality customer service orientation and talented employees. Brace was launched by three industry leaders and veterans — Pete Vrettakos, Hans Petter Hansen and Craig Kaple.
These three executives of Brace have more than 80 years of combined experience serving as leaders for various organizations and operating businesses all over the country. Vrettakos, chairman of the board for Brace, has more than 30 years of industry experience and founded Atlantic Scaffolding; Hansen, CEO of Brace, brings more than 25 years of industrial experience with a strong background in mergers and acquisitions; and Kaple, president/COO, has been working in the industry since 1980 performing industrial services such as scaffolding, insulation and coatings. Brace has already made acquisitions and is in the process of acquiring additional companies, and assembling its central office in Houston.
“We started Brace because we recognized the need in the marketplace for better customer service and innovative technologies,” Kaple said. “First and foremost, we are a people company that is zeroing in on quality, service and safety. Our goal is to continue to make strategic acquisitions of great companies with outstanding safety records, customer service and customer relationships. Our vision is to integrate these companies, realize synergies and organically grow in different geographic regions of the United States.” This strategic model has served these three industrial executives very successfully in the past.
Brace provides scaffolding, insulation, coatings and specialty services to a variety of leading industrial clients. “As seasoned veterans we all share a passion of growing and building businesses within this industry,” Hansen said.
“The future of the industry is very bright so we felt the timing and market were right to start Brace,” Vrettakos said. “We are backed by Sterling Partners, a private equity firm, which saw our successes with other ventures. Brace is new but we have the financial strength to continue to grow.”
Brace is diverse in its customer base and serves the energy, petrochemical, manufacturing and agricultural sectors. Headquartered in Houston and led by a team of seasoned industry executives, Brace offers a compelling value proposition that combines proprietary equipment and best-in-class service.
For more information, visit www.brace.com or call (281) 749-1020.