Rainier Asphalt acquires RS West Enterprises, Inc.October 29, 2007
Seeking to diversify into more varied service lines including concrete installation and repairs, Rainier Asphalt LLC has purchased the assets of RS West Enterprises, Inc. Owner Ron West will bring over 10 years of industry experience with him and remain on board with Rainier serving as the company’s concrete division General Manager. West has years of experience as a contractor and an entrepreneur including owning two automotive repair shops and a gas station. In addition, over the years, West has worked as a project manager for companies such as Timberline Construction Services and Orius Telecommunications.
This transition will bring benefits to Rainier’s existing and prospective customers because it will be better able to serve as a "one-stop-shop" resource for property owners and managers. It can be difficult to find a qualified, quality contractor who can perform such varied services as asphalt repairs and patching, seal coating, striping and parking lot painting, extruded curbing, sidewalk repairs and trip hazard and ADA compliance. Now, Rainier can fulfill that need.
"I was absolutely thrilled when this opportunity became available," Rainier Asphalt owner Tom Merry said. "I have known and worked with Ron for several years, and he is going to be a tremendous asset to our organization. You’re not going to find a more knowledgeable and upstanding guy in our industry. This is great for our company and for our customers."
West, likewise, found the arrangement to be a no-brainer.
"It was clear to me that Rainier is really going places, and that was something I wanted to be a part of," West said. "The combined new organization is infinitely stronger than we were separately, and our customers will be the beneficiaries of that."