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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LubeZone, Inc. Acquires the Assets of ProFleet Truck Lube

May 18, 2019 – LubeZone, Inc. is pleased to announce we have acquired the assets of Profleet Truck Lube with locations Lodi, Elk Grove, and Acampo California. LubeZone intends to operate these locations as ProFleet Truck Lube for the foreseeable future and look forward to adding these locations to our fast-growing network of high-speed preventative maintenance facilities across the country.

“ProFleet has built an amazing business over the years with a focus on high-quality high-speed preventative maintenance services to national fleets and owner-operator alike. We are pleased to add these locations to our company as we build out our national network.” said Glenn Sherburne, CEO of LubeZone, Inc.

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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Trivest Partners announces it has made an investment in LubeZone, Inc.

Miami, FL – (January 9, 2019) Trivest Partners (“Trivest”) announces it has made an investment in LubeZone, Inc. (“LubeZone” or “the Company”). The LubeZone transaction represents the 6th platform company investment in the Trivest Growth Investment Fund (“TGIF”), a $225 million fund dedicated to making growth and non-control investments in founder/family-owned businesses.

LubeZone is a fast-growing network of preventative maintenance centers focused on oil changes and other rapid services for heavy and medium duty trucks.  The Company provides preventative services to over-the-road trucks in as little as 30 minutes, allowing vehicle operators to maximize their time on the road. Convenient on-highway locations, extended operating hours, competitive pricing, and high quality service encompass LubeZone’s strong value proposition.

LubeZone serves thousands of customers, including individual owner-operators and fleets, across Texas, Oklahoma and Georgia. Corporate headquarters are in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

With the support of Trivest, LubeZone will be pursuing identified initiatives for continued organic growth while also actively pursuing strategic add-on acquisitions in the truck lube, wash and preventative maintenance space.

For additional information on LubeZone, please visit www.lubezone.com.

About Trivest Partners:
Trivest Partners is a private investment firm that focuses on partnering with founder/family owned businesses in the United States and Canada.  Since its founding in 1981, Trivest has completed more than 250 transactions, totaling in excess of $6.0 billion in value.  For additional information, please visit www.trivest.com.

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LubeZone, Inc. Acquires the Assets of B-Line Truck Lube

December 18, 2018 – LubeZone, Inc. is pleased to announce we have acquired the assets of B-Line Truck Lube with locations in Odessa, Sweetwater, and Brookshire Texas as well as Sayre, Oklahoma. LubeZone intends to rebrand the locations LubeZone Truck Lube in the coming months to add to our fast-growing network of high-speed preventative maintenance facilities across the country.

“B-Line has built an amazing business over the years with a focus on high-quality high-speed preventative maintenance services to national fleets and owner-operator alike. These locations are among the highest volume truck lube locations in the country, and we are pleased to add these locations to our company as we build out our national network.” said Glenn Sherburne, CEO of LubeZone, Inc.

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, Inc. Acquires the Assets of TruckKing Truck Lube

April 9, 2018 – LubeZone, Inc. is pleased to announce we have acquired the assets of TruckKing Truck Lube with locations in Baytown and Amarillo Texas. LubeZone intends to rebrand the locations LubeZone Truck Lube in the coming months to add to our fast-growing network of high-speed preventative maintenance facilities across the country.

“TruckKing has built an amazing business over the years with a focus on high-quality high-speed preventative maintenance services to national fleets and owner-operator alike. We pleased to add these locations to our company as we build out our national network.” said Glenn Sherburne, CEO of LubeZone, Inc.

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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Megan McTaggart

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