United Garage Door

RKCA, Inc. provided sell-side advisory to Kalco LLC, doing business as United Garage Door, United Garage Door – Columbus, and United Garage Door – Pittsburgh (“United”), a leading distributor of garage doors, parts, and operators.  The transaction closed in November 2022.

United was founded in Cleveland in 1947 by Frank Kalister.  In 1997, Gray Horse, Inc., an investment vehicle for the Osborne family, purchased United and named Jim Osborne as President. The company grew significantly under Jim’s leadership and expanded to Columbus and Pittsburgh. United’s success is rooted in its emphasis on customer service and core values of Family, Trust, Loyalty, Reliability, and Customer Focus.

United was acquired by NorthCurrent Partners (“NorthCurrent”), a single-LP private equity firm with a focus on home services.  NorthCurrent was founded by Alex Brown and Buck Marshall, each of whom left larger, institutional private equity firms to work more closely with entrepreneurs and founder-owned businesses. Alex and Buck both grew up around family businesses and have an appreciation for the hard work and many years it takes to build a business.

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