Real Fleet Solutions Announces Acquisition of R&K Pump & Equipment
Service Vehicle Upfitting Company to Expand Footprint with South Florida Acquisition.
Real Fleet Solutions (RFS), the Southeast’s leading manufacturer of specialized bodies for lawn care, pest control and service vehicles, announced today the planned merger of their business operations with R&K Pump & Equipment. RFS will acquire the R&K assets, people and customer contracts and the merged business will operate under the Real Fleet Solutions brand. The combined entity will be the “go to” upfitter for all lawn, pest control & tree service needs, from simple parts and service to the largest and complex trucks.
RFS’s tradition of excellence dates back to the 1990s, when a company Really Innovations recognized the need for innovation and matching manufacturing expertise tailored specifically to service the lawn & pest industries. In 2017 the current Real Fleet Solutions (RFS) was established in Cocoa, Florida and true to its cultural roots committed itself to focusing one-hundred percent on the lawn, pest and service truck up-fitting business. Most recently the partnership team purchased the 6 adjoining acres to the north of the current property to support its continued growth.
R&K Owner, Ken Byrd explained that the two companies share a commitment to providing the highest-quality services and products. "We are really looking forward to joining the RFS team that has been making great strides in creating the pre-imminent upfitter for the markets we currently serve." Byrd will join the leadership team at RFS as the Pompano location’s General Manager.
"R&K’s cultural focus on customer service and innovative values are very much in line with ours, which is critical to a successful and seamless transition as we join forces," expressed Jim Tierney, Vice President and General Manager of RFS. "We couldn’t be happier to welcome Ken and his team into our RFS family, and look forward to Ken helping us lead the sales charge, so be prepared for a call from him soon."
The combined business will provide customers across the US with an expanded product line in addition to a larger dedicated and experience workforce. RFS will maintain its current Central Florida headquarters in Cocoa, Florida and will add the South Florida location in Pompano Beach, Florida to its footprint. Having both locations in operations will enable them to provide current and future customers with faster and more convenient parts and service on a daily basis.
About Real Fleet Solutions
At Real Fleet Solutions, we believe there is a better way to do up-fitting. We believe in a culture where customers are earned rather than bought, and our mission is happy customers. As the Southeast’s leading manufacturer of specialized bodies for lawn care, pest control and service vehicles, we focus on quality products and excellent customer service. More information about the service vehicle products & enhancements RFS offers can be found on our website at www.realfleetsolutions.com.
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