HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Universal Plant Services (“UPS”), a Jones Industrial Holdings company, announced today it has acquired Houston Controls, an industrial instrument, electrical and analytical service provider for routine maintenance, turnarounds and capital projects.
This acquisition represents the expansion into a new, critical service line broadening the suite of capabilities to more comprehensively serve new and existing customers. UPS adds over 450 electrical, instrument and analytical professionals, two facilities and a footprint of industrial operations served across Texas and beyond.
“For three decades, UPS has built a legacy organization of mechanical service offerings in the industrial service market, working in tandem with electrical craftsmen. With the addition of Houston Controls and its leadership, talent and experience, UPS is excited to utilize this additional, integral service line as a more comprehensive solution for our customers,” said Co-Chief Executive Officer of Jones Industrial Holdings, Bradley Jones.
“UPS strives to listen to the needs of our customers and grow our organization accordingly. UPS customers of all sizes communicate their preference for consolidated suppliers to better manage costs, quality and safety. This expansion enables UPS to provide additional value and expertise to our current customers, as well as increase our customer portfolio and footprint,” said Reagan Busbee, President and Chief Operating Officer at UPS.
Dennis Johnston, the founder, former owner and president of Houston Controls, will continue to manage the business and serve as an instrumental member of the leadership team.
“Houston Controls is very proud to be a part of Universal Plant Services and its values and commitment to service and quality that enable them to be the industry leader. With business principles closely aligned, we are confident our clients and respective employees will greatly benefit from our combined strengths and expertise. This partnership will enable us to service our clients’ specialty needs across multiple disciplines,” said Dennis Johnston.
About Universal Plant Services
Universal Plant Services (UPS), a Jones Industrial Holdings company, is one of North America’s largest comprehensive specialty service providers for the energy industry — providing installation, maintenance and repair services for rotating, fixed and reciprocating equipment. With headquarters in Houston, Texas, UPS employs 3,000 highly trained individuals with 15 full-service facilities that specialize in daily maintenance, turnarounds and capital projects. For more information, please visit universalplant.com.
About Jones Industrial Holdings
Jones Industrial Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a privately held holding company for Universal Plant Services and its Affiliates (“UPS”). UPS is one of the largest specialty service providers for rotating and fixed equipment to the refining, petrochemical, power generation and offshore industries in the United States. For more information, please visit jonesindustrial.com.
About Houston Controls
Houston Controls is an industrial electrical, instrument and controls company offering specialty services to the oil and gas and petrochemical industries. Founded in 2005 in Houston, Texas, Houston Controls has grown to employ over 450 people primarily in the Gulf Coast region of Texas. Premium quality, high-value services and a commitment to safety combined with broad industry experience make Houston Controls the provider of choice for many client companies. For more information, please visit houstoncontrols.com.