Capstone Headwaters, a leading middle market investment banking firm, advised the Ei Companies (“Ei”), a leading provider of energy inspections, on its sale to DPIS Builder Services (“DPIS”).
Headquartered in Las Vegas, Ei is a leading provider of energy inspections and construction quality observations across the Western United States. They also offer a full range of mechanical, electrical and plumbing design and engineering services for single-family homes and multifamily projects.
Galo LeBron, founder, CEO and Chairman of Ei, stated, "DPIS' acquisition of Ei provides a major growth opportunity for both our businesses through an extended service offering for our clients. As builders across the country look for a single source solution for engineering and inspections, we will be best positioned to support them on that endeavor." LeBron will be moving to the board of the combined company.
“Capstone Headwaters was an excellent partner in helping Ei complete this strategic combination,” said Greg Cobb, President of Ei. “They became an extension of the Ei team, providing critical analysis and advice along the way. Capstone Headwaters’ support remained steadfast during the COVID-19 crisis, which paused but did not disrupt our transaction process.” Cobb will serve as the Western Region President of the combined company.
“It was an honor to work with the Ei Companies, an innovative market leader and 14x Consecutive National Energy Star Partner of the Year,” said Managing Director Darin Good. “The combination of the two companies will create the first national platform for energy engineering, inspection, testing and certification.”
The acquisition of Ei unites two industry leaders, enabling the combined company to deliver a wider range of services to construction projects nationwide.
"The acquisition of Ei solidifies us as the clear market leader with a truly unique, nationwide platform in almost all of the top construction markets," said Jonathan Risch, CEO of DPIS. "In addition to creating a larger company that offers the comprehensive services our customers require; this national footprint will allow for the dissemination and application of construction and energy efficiency best practices." Risch will serve as CEO of the combined company.
About DPIS Builder Services
Headquartered in Houston, TX, DPIS offers a full range of inspection, design, engineering, and quality assurance services, primarily to residential homebuilders throughout Texas, the Upper Midwest, and the Southeast. Through a series of organic initiatives and acquisitions over its 33 years in business, including its 2020 acquisition of the Ei Companies, DPIS now has a presence in 16 states. The combined company is the largest provider of energy inspections and other builder services in the United States.