Scaffold Resource Acquires REACH Service & Equipment
By Gary Boncich, President
We’re very excited to announce that Scaffold Resource has acquired REACH Service & Equipment of South Florida, which will enable us to offer swing-stage scaffolding and other vertical access equipment and services to serve our customers in new and expanded ways.
Now operating under the name of “REACH Services,” Pompano Beach, Florida-based REACH is the leading dealer in South Florida of swing stage platforms, rigging solutions, and modular work platforms. Dave McAllister, who founded REACH in 2001, will step down as CEO, but will remain on board in a leadership capacity to assist with transition and integration. This will leave the day-to-day operations in the competent hands of Derek Meekins and Ivan Coronel, who between them have accrued three decades with REACH. We’re looking forward to welcoming them and all of their employees to the Scaffold Resource family.
What this means for you is that soon we will be able to offer – in addition to our current range of construction scaffolding systems, rentals, and support – a variety of suspended access/swing stage solutions. By adding REACH’s specific technology and expertise to our portfolio, we can better serve you and future customers who will benefit from REACH’s unique products and customer care. By offering you a more turnkey solution, you’ll be able to streamline your construction procurement process.
The acquisition also means we’ll be able to expand geographically, offering our innovative ground-up scaffolding solutions to the ever-growing South Florida region. We’re excited at the prospect of moving further down the Eastern Seaboard and establishing our strong reputation there.
When we began looking into acquiring a swing stage scaffolding company, we were especially drawn to REACH because Dave McAllister had built his company with values that virtually mirrored ours. Like us, REACH is motivated to meet customers’ needs in ways their competitors don’t – like responding to urgent service calls in hours, not days. And like us, safety is their highest priority. Several of the REACH team members have been with the company for many years, which is a reflection of the positive culture Dave has created. The REACH team works hard, respects each other, and has fun together.
With our skilled and experienced new team members and our ability to now offer both ground-up and top-down scaffolding, we look forward to becoming the industry leader in turnkey high-rise envelope equipment rentals, services, and products.