Birmingham-based Clio Holdings, a supplier and fabricator of countertops, today announced the acquisition of Premier Surfaces from its founder, Eric Tyron, who was appointed CEO of Clio.
With four locations in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee, Premier Surfaces is known for custom fabrication and installation of countertops in the southeast. The company represents Clio’s sixth acquisition since its formation in June 2016 by investment firm Oakland Standard Co.
“Our shared vision for the industry quickly became apparent after meeting with Clio and Oakland Standard,” says Tryon. “I’ll always be there for my team at Premier Surfaces, but now I’m looking forward to championing the successful development of the Clio family.”
Premier Surfaces was founded in 2002 with one location north of Atlanta, before acquiring operations in Birmingham and Chattanooga and opening a new location in Huntsville.
“Premier Surfaces is a leader in the countertop industry with a progressive approach that fits well with our plans for the growth and investment across Clio’s business units” says Bryan Tolles, a partner of Oakland Standard and founder of Clio. “Eric is dynamic, personable, and principled – all key traits that made him a successful leader of the Clio organization.”
Founded by Oakland Standard and supported by investors O2 Investment Partners and Tecum Capital Partners, Clio was formed to partner existing countertop suppliers and fabricators together and provide the capital and operational expertise necessary to upgrade, differentiate, and professionalize the industry. The company’s clients include new homebuilders, commercial contractors, kitchen and bath dealers, and home improvement centers.