Dillard Re-Acquires MSI

Founder and CEO Bill Dillard has re-acquired Orlando-based contracting and service provider, Mechanical Services, Inc. (MSI). The 30-year industry veteran sold the company in 1999 to GroupMac Corporation, which later became Encompass. Encompass, based in Houston, filed for Chapter 11 in November. MSI, with offices in Orlando and Clearwater, was founded by Dillard in 1974. Under his visionary leadership, MSI achieved national prominence in being named National Commercial Contractor of the Year in 1997 by Contracting Business Magazine. The purchase price was not disclosed. Recognized as one of Florida’s largest commercial/industrial specialty contractors, MSI is an innovative, service-based organization specializing in air conditioning design and construction, comprehensive service and maintenance, indoor air quality, and energy and environmental services. Market sectors include commercial, high-tech/industrial, healthcare, data processing/communications and others. Dillard stated, “I am especially proud that for more than a quarter-century, MSI has set the standard for quality and service and has maintained a steadfast commitment to our customers and our communities.” Dillard added that MSI’s core management team will remain the same, including: Bernie Horne, president; Debbie Alazraki, CFO; Lou Cantu, vice president, corporate accounts; Roye Brewer, vice president; Mark LaMotte, senior project manager; Glenn Schwenneker, director, project services; David Westrich, director, design-build services; Tim Miles, director, estimating and design; Troy Billiot, director, service operations; and Mike Dillard, corporate accounts manager. MSI currently has over 200 employees throughout Florida. MSI's Orlando office is located at 9440 Sidney Hayes Road, Orlando, FL 32824, telephone 407/857-3510. The company's Tampa Bay office is located in Clearwater. For more information, visit the company’s Website at www.msifla.com.

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