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BaseRock Partners Advises Brix Paving Northwest Inc. and Roger Langeliers Construction Co., On Their Sale To An ESOP

Denver, CO (January 30, 2024) – BaseRock Partners is pleased to announce the sale of Brix Paving Northwest Inc. and Roger Langeliers Construction Co., subsidiaries of WWS Holdings, Inc., to an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). BaseRock Partners (“BaseRock”) acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Brix Paving Northwest Inc. (“Brix”) and Roger Langeliers Construction Co. (“RLC”) in this transaction.

For over 25 years, Brix Paving Northwest Inc. has provided its customers with the resources, equipment, and, most importantly, the people to complete paving projects of all calibers. From small residential driveways to mainline interstate paving and full parking lot restorations, Brix has developed a reputation for integrity, quality, and safety.

Founded in 1995, Roger Langeliers Construction Co. specializes in the placement, finish, sawing, and joint sealing of Portland cement concrete for roadways, driveways, sidewalks, and other residential and commercial projects. Over its nearly 30-year history, the company and its employees have developed trusted partnerships with clients, including construction companies and local governments, by delivering high-quality results on time and budget.

“At Brix Paving Northwest, we believe in the incredible talent and dedication of our team. That’s why we decided to sell the company to our employees through an ESOP. They have contributed so much to our success, and now they get to write the next chapter,” said Billy Stimpson, President of Brix. “We’re grateful to BaseRock Partners for partnering with us on this process. We couldn’t have done it without their expertise. Their reputation as a leader in this field is well-deserved.”

Web Langeliers, President of RLC added, “BaseRock Partners came highly recommended to us within the construction industry, and we couldn’t have asked for a more capable partner during this pivotal time for RLC. Their insight and support gave us complete confidence as we worked through a pretty complex process.”

BaseRock Partners is an investment bank built to serve the engineering & construction industry. BaseRock advises clients using a team-oriented approach that combines decades of industry expertise, deep industry relationships, and unique transaction capabilities specifically designed to meet the needs of engineering & construction companies.  For more information about ESOP advisory or about our investment banking services, contact us.

BaseRock Partners Contact

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Matthew Drake
Partner
mdrake@baserockpartners.com
312.882.7649

 

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Baserock Partners Advises McAninch Corporation On Its Sale To An ESOP

Denver, CO (October 26, 2023) – BaseRock Partners is pleased to announce the sale of McAninch Corporation (“McAninch” or the “Company”), a leading midwestern heavy civil contractor, to an employee stock ownership plan (“ESOP”). BaseRock Partners (“BaseRock”) acted as the exclusive financial advisor to McAninch Corporation in this transaction.

Founded in Des Moines, Iowa in 1967, McAninch specializes in grading and mass excavation, foundation excavation, and underground utility installation, including sewer and water main lines. Over its 56-year history, the Company has developed a reputation for exceptional technical expertise, outstanding project management capabilities, and enduring industry relationships.

“As the owner of McAninch Corporation, I’ve always believed in the incredible talent and dedication of our team,” said Doug McAninch, owner of McAninch Corporation. “Selling the Company to our employees through an ESOP was a decision driven by my unwavering faith in our people. I see this transition as a testament to the trust and faith I have in the individuals who have contributed to our success.”

“BaseRock Partners came highly recommended to us within the construction industry, and their reputation as a leader in this field is well-deserved,” McAninch added. “Their guidance and expertise were instrumental in helping us navigate the complex process of transitioning to an ESOP. BaseRock not only provided valuable insight but also led us with precision through each step of the journey. We couldn’t have asked for a more capable partner during this pivotal time for McAninch Corporation.”

BaseRock Partners is an investment bank built to serve the engineering & construction industry. BaseRock advises clients using a team-oriented approach that combines decades of industry expertise, deep industry relationships, and unique transaction capabilities specifically designed to meet the needs of engineering & construction companies.  For more information about ESOP advisory or about our investment banking services, contact us.

BaseRock Partners Contact

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Matthew Drake
Partner
mdrake@baserockpartners.com
312.882.7649

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BaseRock Advises Ghilotti Construction On Its Sale To An ESOP

BaseRock Partners Represents the California based heavy civil firm on the sale to its employees

Ghilotti Construction Company (“GCC”) is one of the largest heavy civil construction firms in the United States, ranking #379 on Engineering News Record’s 2022 Top 400 list. As Dick Ghilotti, the company’s founder and majority owner, began to consider his retirement and succession options, his objectives for a transaction were clear: ensure the 100-year legacy of GCC was preserved and the family-oriented culture was maintained, while providing the company’s shareholders with a fair market value for their shares.

Change Without Disruption

As one of the nation’s leading heavy civil construction firms, GCC had a host of transaction options to choose from. With its size, profitability, management team, self-performance capabilities, and strong industry tailwinds, GCC represented an excellent acquisition candidate to multiple acquirers.

As part of its engagement, BaseRock analyzed GCC’s transaction alternatives and highlighted the benefits and risks of each, with a heavy emphasis on how each alternative would affect Dick’s preferences of preserving GCC’s legacy and culture. Following many discussions with the BaseRock team, GCC’s shareholders decided selling to an ESOP was the best alternative for the company.

“BaseRock Partners provided exceptional insight and advice as we navigated a very difficult decision-making process. Their leadership, market knowledge, and financial acumen were critically important to our owners and executive team. BaseRock will continue to be trusted advisors to our firm as we enter our next 100 years as an employee-owned company.”

– Dick Ghilotti, Founder, Ghilotti Construction Company

Maintaining Culture And A Company Legacy

Following months of hard work, Dick and the GCC’s owners ultimately approved the sale of the company to an ESOP in November of 2022. The transaction was announced at an employee celebration in Petaluma, California with over 150 new employee owners in attendance.

About BaseRock Partners

BaseRock Partners is a full-service investment bank built to serve the engineering and construction industry. BaseRock advises clients using a team-oriented approach that combines decades of industry expertise, deep industry relationships, and unique transaction capabilities specifically designed to meet the needs of companies serving the engineering and construction market.

BaseRock Partners Contact

matt-drake

Matthew Drake
Partner
mdrake@baserockpartners.com
312.882.7649