In a joint statement the boards of directors for IMARK Group, Inc, Omni Corporate Services Ltd., Inc, and Equity Plumbing, LLC announced a merger of the three organizations into one group. The combined group will operate under the IMARK Group name, effective Jan. 1, 2019.
Omni Corporate Services Ltd., is a member-owned group of plumbing & HVAC wholesalers across the United States. Equity Plumbing, LLC, formerly privately held and the largest United States plumbing group in terms of membership, will be combining to form the new groups plumbing vertical, IMARK Plumbing.
IMARK Electrical is the largest distributor marketing group in the U.S. electrical industry by number of member firms and operates a growing organization in Canada.
IMARK Electrical is also a member-owner of IMELCO, an international group of electrical wholesale cooperatives across Europe, Russia, Australia, Canada and the United States.
Bob Smith of IMARK will lead the combined group as president and chief executive officer. John Aykroyd, president of Omni Corporate Services, will be president of the new IMARK Plumbing. Matt Roos, founder of Equity Plumbing, will be executive vice president of both IMARK Plumbing and IMARK Electrical.
“Our Member-Owned, Member-Governed model offers our member/owners the clearest and most transparent array of group benefits and opportunities,” Smith said in a release. “We grew the electrical vertical based on this value proposition to the market leadership position in the U.S. and most recently internationally through our membership in IMELCO (also member-owned). Joining with Omni Corporate Services Ltd., Inc. and Equity Plumbing, LLC our cohesive philosophies and management strength will serve us well as we continue to grow in a rapidly changing world.”