Cook & Boardman Group acquires Lanmor Services to expand commercial entry solutions


In a significant move within the commercial entry solutions and systems integration sector, The Cook & Boardman Group LLC (“Cook & Boardman” or “C&B”), recognized as the leading specialty distributor of commercial entry solutions and systems integration services, has officially announced the acquisition of Lanmor Services, Inc., and Lanmor Services of Nevada, LLC. The financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed, underscoring the strategic nature of the acquisition rather than its monetary value.

Founded in 2000, Lanmor Services has carved out a niche for itself by providing an extensive array of commercial access solutions. Their offerings include electronic access control products, automatic operators, security systems, commercial steel doors and frames, wood doors, along with solution design and installation services. Lanmor’s operational footprint spans across Arizona, California, Nevada, and New Mexico, marking it as a key player in the commercial access solutions domain within these states.

David Eisner, Chief Executive Officer of Cook & Boardman, expressed his enthusiasm about the acquisition, stating, “Lanmor is a great example of our commitment to providing customers with a fully comprehensive opening solution. We are thrilled to welcome Kip and his team to the Cook & Boardman family of companies.” This sentiment was echoed by Kip Cunningham, President of Lanmor, who highlighted the mutual benefits of the merger, pointing out Lanmor’s strong customer relationships, service excellence, and the synergistic potential between the two companies.

Post-acquisition, Lanmor Services will continue its operations under the same brand name, ensuring a seamless transition for its clients. Customer contacts will remain unchanged, emphasizing Cook & Boardman’s commitment to maintaining the high service levels that Lanmor’s clients have come to expect.

This acquisition comes on the heels of Platinum Equity’s acquisition of a majority interest in Cook & Boardman in 2023, with Littlejohn & Co., LLC remaining as a significant minority shareholder. Lanmor represents Cook & Boardman’s second acquisition under Platinum Equity’s ownership, marking an aggressive expansion strategy aimed at solidifying Cook & Boardman’s position as a national leader in integrated security solutions.

Cook & Boardman stands as a formidable name in the distribution of commercial doors, frames, hardware, and electronic access control equipment. It is distinguished as one of the largest and fastest-growing providers of integrated security solutions, catering to a diverse clientele across the non-residential and multi-family markets. The sectors served include commercial, education, government, healthcare, office, and hospitality, facilitated from over 70 locations across 23 states nationwide.

The acquisition of Lanmor Services by Cook & Boardman represents a strategic enhancement of Cook & Boardman’s product and service offerings, as well as an expansion of its geographical footprint. It underscores the company’s commitment to consolidating its leadership in the commercial entry solutions market while enhancing its capability to offer integrated security solutions across a broader spectrum of clients and industries. This move is poised to strengthen Cook & Boardman’s competitive edge and foster growth in a rapidly evolving market.

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