Patio Enclosures to Merge with Branstrator Sunrooms

October 9, 2008

Patio Enclosures Inc. reports its intends to merge with Branstrator Sunrooms, which is owned by Resilience Capital Partners, a Cleveland-based private equity firm.  Based in Macedonia, Ohio, Patio Enclosures reports it is the largest manufacturer and installer of sunrooms in North America, with 30 branches, 11 franchises, and 10 dealers across the United States and Canada and more than 750 employee-owners.

Branstrator based in Fort Wayne, Ind. manufactures a range of sunroom and basement products.  With the merger, Patio Enclosures will continue to supply its line of custom sunroom products through its existing branches, franchises and dealer locations.  Branstrator will continue to supply its products through its existing dealer network and will be supported by "the world class manufacturing, customer service, shipping and design expertise of Patio Enclosures," officials report.
“We are excited about the opportunity to extend our industry leadership and to provide customers with enhanced sunroom products.” says Ken Sekley, Patio Enclosures president and CEO.  “In an economy as challenging as ours and a market so fragmented, this merger allows us to combine the core strengths of each business and provide our customers with the optimal product and service offerings.” adds Mike Francis, Branstrator president and CEO.