F&V Companies Acquire Ryan’s Municipal Services

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F&V Companies, Inc. (FVCI) is proud to announce today that Ryan’s Municipal Services of Grand Rapids has joined our Grand Rapids-based design, build, operate company.

Ryan’s, a repair services company specializing in residential and commercial drain cleaning, as well as municipal services including water operations and collection systems, becomes the fifth sister company of FVCI.

“We’re very excited about having Ryan’s come on board,” said John DeVol, president of FVCI. “It’s been part of a strategic plan for years. We always felt it would be a natural thing for us to get into heavy maintenance so we can self-perform and now we have the capacity to do that.

“Having Ryan’s on board, with its technical staff, equipment, parts and supplies, gives us a great opportunity to provide those services throughout Michigan.’’

Ryan’s, which has been serving West Michigan since 1965, will be known as F&V Operations and Resource Management, Inc. (FVOP) going forward and part of F&V Companies, Inc. (FVCI). Steve Ryan, founder of Ryan’s Municipal Services, is joining FVCI as a senior manager.

“I excited to be joining forces with FVCI,” said Ryan, who will be mentoring and coaching the next generation before transitioning into retired life. “I expect that we will continue to provide the same, even better, outstanding service that we are accustomed to giving.

“Joining FVOP allows us to provide more staff and equipment to further improve our capabilities and responsiveness.”

Ryan’s entire staff has also joined FVOP. The seven experienced employees are much-needed additional horsepower for FVOP in collections system repairs and service capacity, televising, sewer cleaning, wet well cleaning, lift station operations.

“We’re expanding our services,” said Blair Selover, principal and FVOP Group Manager. “The additional capacity and capabilities brought by Ryan’s will allow us to offer enhanced maintenance and emergency repair services to our customers,

“Ryan’s history and reputation for exemplary service provides a strong foundation for FVCI to build and expand upon.”

FVOP operates water and wastewater facilities throughout Michigan and Indiana. Over the last 12 years, FVOP has grown to be a very significant Michigan based contract operations company. With a highly qualified staff of licensed operations professionals who take pride in their work, there is a natural alignment in the culture of Ryan’s Municipal Services.

FVIC other companies include Fleis & VandenBrink Engineering, Inc, Fleis & VandenBrink Construction Management, Inc., and Main-Tech Services.