Epika Fleet Services Partners with Fleet Mobile Maintenance in Detroit, MI

Further expanding their network of mobile service and repair options for commercial fleets in the Midwest.

Epika Fleet Services, today, Inc. announced its acquisition of Fleet Mobile Maintenance, Inc. (“FMM”), based in Detroit, MI. The acquisition strengthens Epika’s presence in the Midwest while expanding its mobile service offering for commercial fleet partners with heavy-duty trucks and trailers. Service offerings from Fleet Mobile Maintenance include mobile preventative maintenance and mechanical repair, tire replacement and repair services, and trailer repair and maintenance services. Fleet Mobile Maintenance serves several markets in the Southeast corridor of Michigan, including Detroit, Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Lansing, and Flint. FMM also has technicians serving customers in Indianapolis, Cleveland, Louisville, and Nashville.

“Fleet Mobile Maintenance joining the Epika network is a major step in expanding our mobile services into the northern United States,” added Joe Dougherty, CEO of Epika Fleet Services, “Fleets of all sizes will benefit from the dedicated and passionate leadership team of FMM, and we’re looking forward to working with their team to accelerate their growth and expand service capabilities.”

Wes Yonkman, President of Fleet Mobile Maintenance, added, “The future of service is onsite fleet maintenance. When it comes to innovation, there has never been a better way to drive uptime through preventative maintenance brought to your door or your dock; we’re excited to be able to provide even more for our fleet customers in partnering with Epika.”

 

About Epika Fleet Services, Inc:

Epika is a nationwide network of mobile and in-shop preventative maintenance service centers focused on commercial fleets across the country. Epika was built by partnering with and investing in the best-of-the-best in every market we serve. Our brands include LubeZone, ProFleet, All Star Truck Service, Deaton Fleet Solutions, Truckers24-Hr Road Service, CS Truck & Trailer, and Downtime Fleet Management Services. We currently have 11 quick service preventative maintenance locations in California, Texas, Oklahoma, and Georgia; Nine full-service repair and maintenance facilities, and 27 branch locations operating mobile service units in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. Epika also operates a 24/7 dispatch center with over 1,500 service providers in its network. For more information, visit www.EpikaFleet.com.

 

 

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Epika Fleet Services, Inc. Announces Strategic Partnership with Downtime Fleet, Inc.

Epika Fleet Services, Inc. Announces Strategic Partnership with Downtime Fleet, Inc.

 

Epika Fleet Services, Inc. announced its strategic partnership with Downtime Fleet, Inc., based in Savannah, GA. This partnership gives Epika a nationwide footprint by expanding its emergency roadside service capabilities for commercial fleet partners with heavy-duty trucks and trailers throughout the United States.

“Breakdown solutions are a must for fleets looking to keep their assets on the road,” added Glenn Sherburne, Executive Chairman of Epika Fleet Services. “This partnership allows us to provide the best breakdown response possible to our fleet customers with Downtime’s extensive vendor network and national footprint.”

Monica Dorsey, President of Downtime Inc., added, “We’ve spent nearly 20 years working hard to be a reliable resource for fleets looking for emergency breakdown assistance, and we can’t wait to provide even more for them in partnering with Epika. We’re excited for what the future holds.”

 

About Epika Fleet Services, Inc:

Epika is a nationwide network of mobile and in-shop preventative maintenance service centers focused on commercial fleets across the country. Epika was built by partnering with and investing in the best-of-the-best in every market we serve. Our brands include LubeZone, ProFleet, All Star Truck Service, Deaton Fleet Solutions, and Truckers24-Hr Road Service. We currently have 11 quick service preventative maintenance locations in California, Texas, Oklahoma, and Georgia; Eight full-service repair and maintenance facilities, and 19 branch locations operating over 70 mobile service units in Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. In addition to our in-house brands, we have a network of over 1500 service provider partners across the country. For more information, visit www.EpikaFleet.com.

 

About Downtime Fleet:

Downtime Fleet, Inc. is an emergency roadside assistance service headquartered in Savannah, Georgia. They are a full-customer response center that provides the transportation industry with roadside assistance covering a full spectrum of emergency breakdown events. For more information, visit www.DowntimeFleet.com.

 

 

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Epika Fleet Services, Inc. Ranks No. 42 on the 2022 Inc. 5000 Annual List in the Transportation & Logistics Sector With a Three-Year Revenue Growth of 733%

Bloomington, MN, August 16, 2022 – Today, Inc. Magazine revealed that Epika Fleet Services, Inc. is No. 42 in the Logistics and Transportation sector on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The list represents a one-of-a-kind look at the most successful companies within the economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent businesses. Facebook, Chobani, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“Being named to the Inc. 5000 list is an honor for the entire Epika Team.  A lot of blood, sweat, and tears were poured into this company from a passionate team of people who believe in the important mission of keeping America’s commercial drivers moving. It’s deeply gratifying to be recognized for everyone’s hard work,” said Executive Chairman and Founder Glenn Sherburne.

In addition to their rank in the transportation industry, Epika ranked No. 18 among the fastest growing private companies in Minnesota and No. 1029 overall. The company has greatly expanded its customer base, resulting in strong financial performance, and has demonstrated a resilient business model amid supply constraints, labor challenges, and the ongoing impact of Covid-19.

“This achievement is a true testament to the technicians and front-line teammates that deliver on our promise to our customers every day,” said Joe Dougherty, CEO of Epika Fleet Services, Inc.

“The accomplishment of building one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S., in light of recent economic roadblocks, cannot be overstated,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Inc. is thrilled to honor the companies that have established themselves through innovation, hard work, and rising to the challenges of today.”

 

About Epika Fleet Services, Inc:

Epika is a network of mobile and in-shop preventative maintenance service centers focused on commercial fleets across the country. Our company was built by partnering with and investing in the best-of-the-best in every market we serve. Our brands include LubeZone, ProFleet, All Star Truck Service, Deaton Fleet Solutions, and Truckers24-Hr Road Service. We currently have 11 quick service preventative maintenance locations in California, Texas, Oklahoma, and Georgia; Eight full-service repair and maintenance facilities, and 19 branch locations operating over 70 mobile service units in Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. For more information, visit www.EpikaFleet.com.

 

About Inc. 5000

Companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2018 to 2021. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2018. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2021. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2018 is $100,000; the minimum for 2021 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to four decimal places. The top 500 companies on the Inc. 5000 are featured in Inc. magazine’s September issue. The entire Inc. 5000 can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

 

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Epika Fleet Services Partners with CS Truck & Trailer in Lithonia, GA

Further expanding their network of mobile service and repair options for commercial fleets in the Southeast.

Epika Fleet Services, today Inc. announced its partnership with CS Truck & Trailer Repair, Inc., based in Lithonia, GA.

This strengthens Epika’s presence in the Greater Atlanta area while significantly expanding its service offerings for commercial fleet partners with heavy-duty trucks and trailers. Service offerings from CS Truck & Trailer include mobile preventative maintenance and mechanical repair, in-shop mechanical repair, trailer repair, and body repair.

“This is an exciting union for Epika,” added Glenn Sherburne, Executive Chairman of Epika Fleet Services, “Not only are we thrilled to welcome the entire CS Truck & Trailer team to our company, but this helps us expand our mobile maintenance and repair network throughout Atlanta. Additionally, we’re expanding the capacity of our existing in-shop repair network while adding new services in paint and body repair.”

Joe Coleman, President of CS Truck and Trailer, added, “We’ve spent the last 25 years working hard to be the best service provider for our incredible customers, and we can’t wait to be able to provide even more for them in partnering with Epika. Great things are on the horizon.”

 

About Epika Fleet Services, Inc:

Epika is a network of mobile and in-shop preventative maintenance service centers focused on commercial fleets across the country. Our company was built by partnering with and investing in the best-of-the-best in every market we serve. Our brands include LubeZone, ProFleet, All Star Truck Service, Deaton Fleet Solutions, and Truckers24-Hr Road Service. We currently have 11 quick service preventative maintenance locations in California, Texas, Oklahoma, and Georgia; Eight full-service repair and maintenance facilities, and 19 branch locations operating over 60 mobile service units in Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. For more information, visit www.EpikaFleet.com.

 

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Epika Fleet Services Acquires Truckers 24-Hr Road Service, Inc. in Milton, FL

Epika Fleet Services, Inc. announced today the acquisition of Truckers 24-Hr Road Service, Inc., based in Milton, FL.

The acquisition serves to strengthen Epika’s presence in the Southeastern United States along I-10, while expanding their mobile service offering for commercial fleet partners with heavy-duty trucks and trailers into Florida.  Service offerings from Truckers 24 include mobile preventative maintenance and mechanical repair, and in-shop mechanical repair.

Epika is excited about this new partnership and plans to invest in expansion of the mobile fleet to continue to grow the Truckers 24 brand.

“We are thrilled to be adding Truckers 24-Hr Road Service to the Epika network,” added Glenn Sherburne, CEO of Epika Fleet Services, “The combination of their talented team and the resources and relationships of Epika positions us to deliver best-in-class service to customers from Georgia to Alabama along the I-10 corridor.”

 

About Epika Fleet Services, Inc:

Epika is a network of mobile and in-shop preventative maintenance service centers focused on commercial fleets across the country. Our company was built by partnering with and investing in the best-of-the-best in every market we serve. Our brands include LubeZone, ProFleet, All Star Truck Service, Deaton Fleet Solutions, and Truckers24-Hr Road Service. We currently have 11 quick service preventative maintenance locations in California, Texas, Oklahoma, and Georgia; Seven full-service repair and maintenance facilities and 19 branch locations operating over 60 mobile service units in Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. For more information, visit www.EpikaFleet.com.

 

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John Holbeck named CFO of Epika Fleet Services, Inc.

Epika Fleet Services, a leader in commercial fleet maintenance services, is pleased to announce that John Holbeck has been named Chief Financial Officer, effective January 1, 2022.

As Chief Financial Officer, John will lead Financial Planning & Analysis, Accounting, Treasury and Tax incorporating strategic planning and M&A, cash flow management, debt covenant compliance, and board and lender reporting.

“I am pleased to welcome John to our leadership team,” Epika CEO Glenn Sherburne said. “His extensive experience will help ensure our continued financial success as Epika looks to the future. John’s expertise will enhance many dynamic areas of our organization serving our growing and evolving industry.”

John Holbeck added, “I’m excited to join the Epika Fleet Services family.  I believe the potential for growth and value creation is tremendous, and I look forward to partnering with the rest of the Management team, Operations and all support functions, and sharing experiences so that together we can elevate the company to the next level.”

Prior to joining Epika, John worked at Toppan Merrill as SVP Finance, Accounting, Tax and Treasury. Toppan, headquartered in Tokyo, acquired the majority of Merrill Corporation based out of St. Paul, Minnesota, where John provided 13 years of Finance leadership and acquisition growth for a $1.2B private equity owned portfolio company, to the transformation into a focused, SaaS company generating $400M in annualized recurring revenue.  Within Merrill Corporation John had many roles, including leading multiple acquisitions, divestitures, and refinancing for the company.  John also worked closely with the new executive team on integration activities and leading the development and execution of business strategies and the launch of annual and long-term planning initiatives for the combined organization.

John earned his Bachelor of Accounting degree from the University of Minnesota in Duluth. Prior to joining Merrill Corporation, he spent 14 years in various senior global positions at Honeywell and Cargill. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Rakhma, an organization focused on memory care. Outside of work, he enjoys the outdoors and the change of seasons Minnesota has to offer.

 

About Epika Fleet Services, Inc:

Epika is a network of mobile and in-shop preventative maintenance service centers focused on commercial fleets across the country. Our company was built by partnering with and investing in the best-of-the-best in every market we serve. Our brands include LubeZone, ProFleet, All Star Truck Service, and Deaton Fleet Solutions. We currently have 11 quick service preventative maintenance locations in California, Texas, Oklahoma and Georgia; five full-service repair and maintenance facilities and 15 branch locations operating nearly 50 mobile service units in Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Mississippi. For more information, visit www.EpikaFleet.com.

 

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Jason Evans named COO of Epika Fleet Services, Inc.

Epika Fleet Services, a leader in commercial fleet maintenance services, is pleased to announce that Jason Evans has been promoted from VP of Operations to Chief Operating Officer, effective January 1, 2022. Mark Clark, Epika’s co-founder and current COO, will remain a board member and Executive VP with a focus on new acquisitions and special projects.

As Chief Operating Officer, Jason will provide company-wide leadership of operations and team management as he oversees Epika’s national footprint, which continues to grow organically and through acquisitions. With more than 20 years of experience in the truck service industry, Jason is exceptionally qualified for this role and in many ways, Jason’s promotion recognizes a role he has already played.

“I’ve had the privilege of working with Jason for the past 19 years. He is a consummate professional and has demonstrated the ability to be a strategic and inspiring leader who can generate strong results. He is very well-equipped to step into the COO role as Epika continues to grow nationally,” said Mark Clark.

Jason Evans added, “Mark Clark and Glenn Sherburne [Epika co-founder] have served as incredible mentors to me over the years. Operational excellence is a passion of mine and I’m very excited to continue growing Epika into the preferred provider of maintenance and repair services for the commercial industry nationwide”

Jason earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Illinois University. Prior to joining Epika in 2019, Jason worked at Speedco Truck Lube and Tires, and held various leadership roles at Bridgestone Americas, Inc., including Director of Store Operations of GCR Tires. Outside of work, Jason enjoys fishing and spending time with family.

 

About Epika Fleet Services, Inc:

Epika is a network of mobile and in-shop preventative maintenance service centers focused on commercial fleets across the country. Our company was built by partnering with and investing in the best-of-the-best in every market we serve. Our brands include LubeZone, ProFleet, All Star Truck Service, and Deaton Fleet Solutions. We currently have 11 quick service preventative maintenance locations in California, Texas, Oklahoma and Georgia; five full-service repair and maintenance facilities and 15 branch locations operating nearly 50 mobile service units in Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Mississippi. For more information, visit www.EpikaFleet.com.

 

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Epika Fleet Services Acquires Deaton Fleet Solutions Rome, GA

Expanding their network of mobile and full-service repair options for commercial fleets in the Southeast.

ROME, GA, June 14, 2021 – Epika Fleet Services, Inc. announced today the acquisition of Deaton Fleet Solutions, based in Rome, GA.

The acquisition serves to strengthen Epika’s presence in the Southeastern United States, while expanding their mobile service offering for commercial fleet partners with heavy-duty trucks and trailers.  Service offerings from Deaton include mobile preventative maintenance and mechanical repair, tire replacement and repair services, and comprehensive in-shop mechanical repair.

Epika is excited about this new partnership and plans to invest in expansion of the mobile fleet to continue to grow the Deaton brand throughout the Southeast.

“Our vision of becoming a fully integrated commercial vehicle service organization that can service our customers coast-to-coast has taken a major step forward with the addition of Deaton Fleet Solutions.  We look forward to working with the Deaton team to assist in continuing their impressive growth trajectory.” said Glenn Sherburne, CEO of Epika Fleet Services, Inc.

 

About Epika Fleet Services, Inc:

Epika is a network of mobile and in-shop preventative maintenance service centers focused on commercial fleets across the country. Our company was built by partnering with and investing in the best-of-the-best in every market we serve. Our brands include LubeZone, ProFleet, All Star Truck Service, and Deaton Fleet Solutions. We currently have 11 quick service preventative maintenance locations in California, Texas, Oklahoma and Georgia; five full-service repair and maintenance facilities and 15 branch locations operating nearly 50 mobile service units in Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Mississippi. For more information, visit www.EpikaFleet.com.

 

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LubeZone, Inc. Acquires All Star Truck Services Corp. in Houston, Texas

marking the start of LubeZone’s expansion into mobile service options for professional drivers.

HOUSTON, TX, September 15, 2020 – LubeZone, Inc. announced today the purchase of All Star Truck Repair in Houston, Texas.

The acquisition serves to strengthen LubeZone’s presence in the Houston market, while expanding their service offerings for both fleet partners and drive up customers with heavy-duty trucks.  Service offerings from All Star include full scale mechanical repair, mobile mechanical repair, mobile preventative maintenance, parts delivery, and a heavy-duty truck and trailer parts storefront.

They will look to expand further into this new arena over the next several months, seeking other opportunities across the United States. “Our vision of becoming a fully integrated commercial truck service organization that can service our customers coast-to-coast has taken a major step forward with the additional of All Star Truck Services Corp.” said Glenn Sherburne, CEO of LubeZone, Inc.

All Star Truck Services will continue to operate under their existing name.

About LubeZone:
LubeZone understands that in the trucking industry, time is money. Whether you own one truck or a thousand, getting you back on the road fast is their focus with their high-speed yet high-quality service. Over the next few years, you will begin to see LubeZone locations at your favorite stopping points along major interstates throughout the country with fair prices, friendly service, and your favorite brands.

LubeZone currently has 11 locations throughout Texas, Oklahoma, California, and Georgia. For more information, or to find a location nearest you, visit our website at www.LubeZone.com.

 

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LubeZone Truck Lube Center Opens a New Location in Laredo, Texas

Offering truck drivers another option for fast oil changes on our Southern border.

LAREDO, TX, November 05, 2019 – LubeZone Truck Lube Center, located at 13509 Mercury Drive in Laredo, opened its doors to the public.

LubeZone is a growing network of on-highway preventative maintenance locations that specialize in oil changes in approximately 30 minutes, saving drivers from long lines and wait times that can come with traditional maintenance providers.

“We are very pleased to become part of the Laredo community and provide a fast oil change option for owner-operators and fleets in southern Texas,” said Glenn Sherburne, CEO, LubeZone, Inc. “Fast is back!”

LubeZone’s Laredo location will be open from 7 am – 11 pm, 7 days a week. Chuy Cerda is the General Manager of this three-bay facility located on the West side of I-35; between exits 12 and 13 on the north side of Laredo next to Blue Beacon.

About LubeZone:

LubeZone understands that in the trucking industry, time is money. Whether you own one truck or a thousand, getting you back on the road fast is their focus with their high-speed yet high-quality service. Over the next few years, you will begin to see LubeZone locations at your favorite stopping points along major interstates throughout the country with fair prices, friendly service, and your favorite brands.

LubeZone currently has 11 locations throughout Texas, Oklahoma, California, and Georgia. For more information, or to find a location nearest you, visit our website at www.LubeZone.com.

 

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