Imperial Dade adds Indiana company to its platform, adds scale in the Midwest

Imperial Dade on Monday said it closed on its 49th acquisition, a deal for Tepe Sanitary that adds to the Jersey City janitorial leader’s scale in Midwest.

Under the leadership of Robert and Jason Tillis, chairman and CEO of Imperial Dade, respectively, the company has grown both organically and through acquisitions to become a leader in the food service packaging and janitorial supplies industry.

Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.

Tepe is a full-service provider of janitorial supplies and industrial products, services and solutions. Family founded and operated by Steve Tepe, with sales covering all of northern Indiana, Michigan and Chicago, the company has built a strong reputation for its knowledgeable sales force, wide breadth of products and high touch customer service.

Now in partnership with Imperial Dade’s market leading platform, Tepe’s customers can expect the same exceptional customized service coupled with an even greater offering of products and solutions.

“Like Imperial Dade, Tepe has a deeply rooted family culture and high standard for customer service, making the business a great addition to our family,” Robert Tillis said.

“We are excited to grow our presence across the Midwest and look forward to partnering with Steve and the Tepe team to capitalize on the many growth opportunities that we see ahead for the business,” Jason Tillis said.

“Imperial Dade’s reputation and family-oriented culture align well with our own philosophy and values. We are excited for the opportunity to expand our business and better serve our customers as part of the Imperial Dade platform,” Tepe said.