AU Fireplace Group is always looking for new opportunities to expand its brand through new acquisitions. Companies that fit this profile are businesses with a great location, a solid history of profitable growth with few competitors in their local markets. We also evaluate intangibles, such as whether owners are like-minded with a dedicated staff of high-quality employees, to see if the business is a good fit.
At AU Fireplace Group, we believe our employees are our best assets, which is why we take care of our people, creating a balance of people, process and product. We work hard but also play hard, growing the brand and legacy of the existing franchise for future generations.
We also look to see if there is an opportunity to significantly expand in both product sales and service at that location. For new businesses that we acquire, although we find ways to consolidate overhead structure for maximum cost efficiencies, take advantage of common vendor relationships for purchasing leverage and use established relationships to drive new sales to existing customers, we always make sure that individual locations keep their identities by creating an exit strategy for existing business owners that allow for the legacy of the company to thrive and grow in the future.