CDM Investment Group, Inc., owner of subsidiary company E&K Companies, Inc. – one of the nation’s largest union interior and exterior finish contractors since 1956 - has entered into an agreement to acquire the Brady Companies, industry leaders in specialty subcontracting.
The Brady Companies, with lineage going back to 1946, are privately owned specialty subcontracting businesses that provide expert services in: spray applied fireproofing, light gauge steel framing, lath and plaster, Exterior Insulation & Finish Systems (EIFS), drywall installation and finishing, hardware and doors, acoustical and specialty ceilings. Brady’s leadership spans over four decades in experience and boasts a fourth generation of heritage in the industry. Located in Anaheim, Castroville, and San Diego; the Brady Companies are a significant specialty subcontracting service provider in the major California regions. The Brady Companies’ culture includes a heightened focus on safety, quality, and cutting edge performance providing a mutual benefit for employees, clients, and partners alike.
CDM Investment Group, headquartered in the Kansas City area, is an employee-owned firm that invests in construction related businesses. With over 1500 employees and 6 nationwide construction offices in Omaha, Denver, Kansas City, Phoenix, Chicago, and Anaheim; CDM Companies continues their commitment to building excellence through the highest standards of safety, quality, and efficiency. CDM Investment Group, with its financial strength and large bonding capacity, provides customers with top quality products and service that are predictable and dependable. CEO of CDM Investment Group, Brice Neiman, shared, “The Brady Companies are well-respected industry leaders. Our friendship over the past 30-years has allowed us to learn from each other while growing our cultures, improve our business practices, and work together to help elevate the service that our industry provides. We are confident that this strategic acquisition will continue to provide growth and opportunities to strengthen our business as one.”
CDM is privileged and grateful to work with the Brady Companies highly skilled team as we transition and integrate the Brady team with CDM. Rick Marshall, President of SoCal; Abe Cobian, President of Los Angeles; Gregg Brady, President of Central California; and Harry Schirer, CFO of The Brady Companies, will continue in their roles and join the CDM Leadership team. Additionally, the Brady team will continue in their current capacities. We are looking forward to carrying on the Brady name as Brady West, Inc.
CEO, CDM Investment Group