Centerline Solutions with UCI Construction Expands its Wireless Services to the South East

By CIOReview | Tuesday, March 22, 2016
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Golden, CO: Centerline Solutions, a wireless infrastructure services provider for the telecommunications industry, recently announced its acquisition of UCI Construction Services. The acquisition of the Florida-based UCI Construction makes Centerline one of the foremost wireless infrastructure service providers in the United States. This tactical affiliation is expected to expand the company’s portfolio of wireless services to new geographic regions of the US, while further improving Centerline’s construction competence with the addition of UCI’s esteemed team and resources.

Centerline Solutions provides a full-range of services designed to build, modify and maintain infrastructure of wireless networks. The firm has nearly triple its growth in three years, and its clients mostly include major wireless providers, equipment manufacturers, tower owners, government entities and private industries.

“UCI is known throughout the Southeast as a leading wireless construction company. Their commitment to safety, training and quality align extremely well with Centerline’s philosophy,” said Benjamin Little, CEO of Centerline Solutions. “We are also very excited to be able to offer our full suite of services—RF, structural and electrical engineering, site acquisition, program management—to UCI’s customers. Together, we will offer the wireless industry more precise scheduling and better quality control.”

Todd Schlemmer, CEO of UCI, stated, “We are thrilled to be joining Centerline. Their culture, services, software and reputation are a perfect match with UCI, and this partnership is a great fit for our long term strategic growth.”

Since its inception, Centerline has gone on to acquire many different companies, with UCI Construction enumerating its eighth such acquisition. Centerline had previously acquired Cascadia PM, a Washington-based provider of wireless project program management, back in January 2015 in a similar move. Other acquisitions in the past 18 month timeframe for the company include IDC Joint Venture (Hawaii, Aug. 2015), Wireless Limited (Colorado, May 2015) and KbarM Consulting (Idaho, Aug. 2014).

This acquisition of UCI adds 45 employees to the Centerline Solutions workforce, raising the total number of employees at the company to over 420. The company has offices in Denver, CO, Phoenix, AZ, Olympia, WA, Portland, OR, Seattle, WA, Rochester, NY, Honolulu, HI, and now Tampa, FL. Centerline undertakes projects throughout North America, including Canada and Mexico, and the company has also rendered projects abroad in Malaysia, China and Australia, too.

The company recently recapitalized an equity investment from Concentric Equity Partners and established a new credit facility by Bank of the West’s Commercial Banking Group. Concentric has a history of investment in Colorado-based companies, and Centerline represents an important new strategic investment. All of the current investors in Centerline are expected to maintain ownership interests and no changes to the leadership team beyond the addition of UCI are scheduled.