StarNet combines with The Invironmentalists to form "single largest network in the industry"
January 14, 2005
StarNet Commercial Flooring Cooperative said it has merged with The Invironmentalists Commercial Services Network to create "a stronger and more unified industry that will benefit customers." The combined group will have 137 firms and 230 locations nationwide and continue to be known as StarNet Commercial Flooring Cooperative. The president and CEO of StarNet, Lori Dowling said, "We're excited to welcome each of The Invironmentalists Commercial Services Network members to the StarNet organization. We look forward to their contributions and will appreciate gaining insight from their expertise. That's what our organization has always stood for networking, support, integrity and unparalleled customer service." The president and CEO of The Invironmentalists, Tim Durkin said "We couldn't be more pleased about joining forces with StarNet. This will result in the single largest network in the industry and will comprise some of the most respected names in commercial flooring. No entity will be stronger or better in the service and support of national account customers," he said. "StarNet will continue to offer customers unparalleled opportunities for service and value." Bob Sabosik, president of M.E. Sabosik and StarNet's chairman of the board,added, "Ours is a peer group of successful entrepreneurs, and the ability to have access to each other helps us to serve our customers in the most efficient, forward-thinking way. The combination of StarNet and The Invironmentalist will only serve to further enhance our position within the commercial flooring industry and continue to drive that entrepreneurial spirit." The agreement gives StarNet the exclusive rights to installation, maintenance and lift technologies previously associated with The Invironmentalists Commercial Services Network. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.