Service Radio Rentals / IBS


Category: Communication Solutions
Transaction Type: Leveraged Buyout, 2008
JMH Board Members:
•  John Nies
•  Scott Steele
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JMH formed Industrial Rental Services, LLC via the simultaneous merger of Service Radio Rentals (SRR) and Industrial Blind Solutions (IBS).  SRR and IBS are both leaders in their categories of providing industrial maintenance companies with two-way radio communication solutions (SRR) and isolation and hydrotest blinds (IBS) with unmatched service and response time.

Established in 1997, Service Radio Rentals, Inc. rents two-way radio communications equipment (radios, repeaters and related accessories) to industrial maintenance providers serving the U.S. oil refinery, petrochemical, pulp & paper, and power generation industries.  The company is the largest independent radio rental company serving this market, with approximately 12,000 intrinsically safe two-way radios and related accessories.

IBS was established at the end of 2005 to provide both sale and rental of isolation and hydrotest blinds to the U.S. oil refinery industry.  IBS provides a unique racking system to deliver and store blinds on site.

In both product markets, the company distinguishes itself by providing exceptional service and response time.  The Company is headquartered in Houston, TX. In addition to Houston, the Company has sales and service offices in major petroleum and oil refining centers, including Lake Charles, LA; Baton Rouge, LA; Beaumont/Port Arthur, LA; Corpus Christi, TX; Wilmington, DE, Anacortes, WA; San Francisco, CA; and Torrance, CA.