Burlington, Ontario; December 21, 2023
JDI Cleaning Limited Partnership (“JDI LP”) is excited to announce that it has made the acquisition of United Janitorial Inc. (“United”) and Drake Clean Up Systems Inc. (“Drakes” and together with United “UJ Group”). Former shareholders, Jordan Fraser and Trevor Bevan will remain on as investors in the UJ Group going forward.UJ Group will continue to be operated on Prince Edward Island with all of its existing employees, led by its management team including Neala Smallman, Joel Hudson and Kaylah Gormley. JDI LP is excited to work closely with the UJ Group management team to continue building both businesses across Atlantic Canada.
United, based in Charlottetown, PEI, is one of Atlantic Canada’s largest privately-operated, full-service cleaning and building maintenance service providers. United was founded in 1984 and has grown substantially, with a client list that currently includes 400 PEI businesses and a team of over 110 committed staff.
Drakes, also based in Charlottetown, is one of Atlantic Canada’s largest privately-operated, providers of duct cleaning and related services to businesses throughout the Maritimes. Drakes has been helping fellow Prince Edward Islanders breathe easier with services for dryer vents, duct work, HVAC and heat pump cleaning since 1989.
JDI LP owns J.D.I. Cleaning Services (“JDI Cleaning”), an established and growing market leader in the Ontario commercial cleaning industry. JDI Cleaning’s President, Anita Elliott, leads the business and has worked in the commercial cleaning industry for the past 30 years. “We are excited to be partnering with United and Drakes,” said Anita Elliott. “We are looking forward to working with our local Prince Edward Island management team and expanding the United and Drakes service offerings and brands across the Atlantic region. We believe this partnership makes United, Drakes and JDI Cleaning even stronger and will allow us to better serve our customers and local communities across the country.”
“This acquisition presents an exciting opportunity for growth and expansion for our three companies. We are confident that this change will have a positive impact on each of the businesses and will enable us to provide even better service to our clients,” said Jordan Fraser.
JDI LP is a portfolio company of TrussPoint Equity Partners (“TrussPoint”). Both JDI LP and TrussPoint were advised by MNP Corporate Finance Inc. and Stikeman Elliott LLP. The former shareholders of UJ Group were advised by Confederation M&A Inc.
About JDI Cleaning Services:
JDI Cleaning, based in Burlington, Ontario, is a leading commercial cleaning, janitorial and disinfection service business serving the commercial and industrial sectors. JDI Cleaning operates under a franchise business model and its end customer base includes car dealerships, college and university residences, construction sites, daycare facilities, dental offices, doctors’ offices, financial and insurance offices, industrial facilities, medical facilities, movie theatres, professional offices, retail stores, schools, shopping malls, and warehouses. Founded in 1992, JDI Cleaning’s franchise system is currently comprised of eleven regional franchise owners and approximately 160 local franchisees. JDI Cleaning services over 1,700 customers across the following ten Southern Ontario regions: Grey-Bruce-Collingwood, Hamilton-Burlington, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Milton-Brampton, Niagara, North York, Oakville-Mississauga, Windsor-Sarnia, and York Region.
TrussPoint is a private investment firm who invests in and strategically partners with entrepreneurial businesses, with a particular focus on providing owner-operators with tailored ownership and management succession solutions. Our mandate is to ensure the foundation of what has been built is not only reinforced but supplemented to stand the test of time. We invest our own money and are a long-term focused, supportive, hands-on partner to the businesses we invest in. When we invest, we think about the value of compounding efforts, with the plan to hold our investments and make decisions aligned with this mindset. Similarly, we do not hesitate to sacrifice short-term profitability to make everlasting improvements.
For more information, contact:
JDI Cleaning Services
Partner TrussPoint Equity Partners
Partner Confederation M&A