San Diego Business Journal
Oceanside-based Kellermeyer Bergensons Services has acquired BRAVO! Building Services and two other related companies, BRAVO! Facility Services and BRAVO! Innovative Solutions.

The acquisition was announced on Nov. 2.
 
Terms of the deal, including the purchase price, were not disclosed.

KBS, which partners with leading operations and facility managers across North America, is a portfolio company of Cerberus Capital Management, a global leader in alternative investing.  

KBS is the product of a merger between Kellermeyer Building Services, which was founded in in 1967, and Bergensons Property Services, founded in 1984. The two companies merged in 2011.  
 
As a privately held company, KBS does not disclose revenue. Parent company Cerberus manages over $55 billion in assets.

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Mark Minasian   CEO   KBS

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Karen Martinez   Founder/CEO   BRAVO!

Fastest-Growing Facility Provider in U.S.

“We are the largest and fastest-growing privately held facility services provider in North America,” said Erik Bratt, a senior director at KBS, which currently services more than 75,000 client locations – representing 2 billion square feet – on a daily basis.

“Our clients include global leaders across a range of industries, including retail, business and industrials, manufacturing and logistics, hospitality, healthcare and education,” Bratt said.

Headquartered in Bridgewater, New Jersey, BRAVO! Building Services was founded in 1997 and has grown into a leading provider of facility services to major brands in pharmaceuticals, healthcare, higher education, commercial business and other industry verticals.  

Operating in 17 states and known for quality control, the company offers essential services, including commercial janitorial and healthcare environmental services, with a focus on sustainable janitorial solutions.

“BRAVO! is a recognized industry leader and we are excited to welcome their talented team to KBS,” said Mark Minasian, CEO of KBS and one of the co-founders of Bergensons.

“BRAVO! has built trusted relationships with global clients across its business and industrials end-markets. I see this partnership as truly synergistic,” Minasian added.

The acquisition enhances KBS’s service capabilities in regulated industries and brings the scale to best position the company to serve its broad base of customers across North America.

Acquisition Broadens KBS Portfolio

Karen Martinez, founder and CEO of BRAVO!, said the deal is a good fit for her company.  

“We are excited to join forces with KBS, a company that shares our deep commitment to quality and service, and provides professional growth opportunities for our employees,” Martinez said. “BRAVO! customers will benefit from enhanced resources, cutting-edge innovation, and a broader service portfolio.”

KBS’s acquisition of BRAVO! follows KBS’ recent acquisitions of American Maintenance and Olympus Building Services in August.

Since 2017, KBS has acquired a total of 14 companies, consolidating its position as the nation’s largest privately held facility services company.  

Minasian said BRAVO! will operate independently as a KBS company.

Janitorial, Healthcare Services Provider

BRAVO! is one of the largest, privately held facility support companies in the nation, providing commercial janitorial and healthcare environmental services. The company has offices in Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

Bob Warden, global head of Private Equity at Cerberus, also applauded KBS’s latest acquisition.

“Organizations continue to place even greater emphasis on maintaining healthy operations for their customers and employees,” Warden said. “KBS and BRAVO! have each become trusted partners through a shared commitment to the highest standard of performance and compliance. This combination expands their ability to deliver tailored, technology-driven solutions to industry leaders at scale.”

With decades of experience in facility hygiene, including being on the front lines throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Minasian said KBS is “committed to partnering with clients to stay ahead of the curve” by utilizing the “latest advances for maintaining healthy operations.”

“We provide essential facility services that deliver healthy operations to businesses through scalable solutions customized to meet client-specific requirements,” Minasian said. “Our expertise and technology enable our teams to anticipate issues, ensure quality and maximize efficiency.”

Kellermeyer Bergensons Services
Founded: 2011
CEO: Mark Minasian
Employees: 55,000 (full-time and affiliates)
Headquarters: Oceanside
Website: 
www.kbs-services.com
Notable: Parent co. Kellermeyer Building Services began in 1967 as a janitorial services provider to department stores.


Editor's note: A previous version of this story included a photo that was misidentified as Bob Warden. This version corrects the error.