Trusthouse Merges With A'viands

Trusthouse Merges With A'viands

Combined company has in excess of $200 million in revenues

Trusthouse Services Group has announced a merger with A'viands Food and Services Management LLC and its wholly owned subsidiary Summit Food Services LLC. The transaction was scheduled to close in early August.

A'viands, a foodservice management company headquartered in Roseville, MN, has some 200 client accounts across 13 states and generates more than $90 million in annual revenue. It operates in multiple segments, including corrections, senior dining, K-12 schools, colleges, hospitals and B&I.

Charlotte, NC-based Trusthouse, with more than 200 clients across 22 states, operates primarily in the healthcare and education markets (encompassing both K-12 and colleges). It was formed in 2008 through the merger of three regional management companies: Fitz Vogt & Associates, Aladdin Food Management Services and its AmeriServ subsidiary.

“We are absolutely delighted with this transaction,” says Trusthouse Chairman/CEO Michael Bailey. “It is truly a significant strategic milestone for both companies, allowing us to achieve significant critical mass, with combined annual revenue in excess of $200 million, operating in 32 states. We are also excited that A'viands will expand Trusthouse's services into the corrections market.”

Going forward, A'viands will continue to operate as a standalone division managed by current CEO Perry Rynders and his team. “We are also very excited about the transaction, as this is a great step forward for A'viands,” Rynders says. “A'viands will continue as an autonomous operation within the Trusthouse Services Group, and our focus will remain very much business as usual. Trusthouse provides broader access to capital and additional resources to help us drive A'viands forward. Our combined strength will create greater opportunity for our clients and for all of our stakeholders.”