CIVC Portfolio Company, GPRS, Acquires Baker Utility Partners
TOLEDO, February 2, 2022 – Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC (GPRS) has acquired Baker Utility Partners, a leading private utility locating service, representing the company’s eighth acquisition. Services provided by Baker Utility Partners include identifying and mapping subsurface obstructions for utilities, engineering firms, and contractors.
“This is a terrific opportunity for us,” said Dan Baker, President of Baker Utility Partners. “The new partnership with GPRS gives us additional capital and resources, enabling us to serve our customers better and support our growth.” Aaron Reitz, Vice President of Business Development of Baker Utility Partners, added, “GPRS is the market leader in the private locating industry, and we are excited to partner with Matt Aston and his team to continue to extend GPRS’s leadership position.”
“Baker Utility Partners represents a highly complementary acquisition for GPRS that improves our market position in several rapidly growing regions,” said Matt Aston, President of GPRS. GPRS’s market position in the private utility locating market is enhanced with this acquisition, as GPRS further expands its business in Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, and Oklahoma. “Baker Utility Partners operates with strong core values around ethics, safety, quality, and customer service. We are excited to collaborate with their management team better to serve our customers’ current and future needs.”
Baker Utility Partners will continue operating as usual, and clients will receive the same high-quality customer support as before the acquisition but with the additional support and expertise of GPRS.
GPRS, headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, provides private utility locating and concrete scanning services to utilities, contractors, engineering firms, and environmental consultants in every major market in the United States.