Daily News: September 15, 2014

Trive Capital Partners with L.A.R.K. Industries

Trive Capital Partners announced its partnership with L.A.R.K. Industries.

“We are excited to partner with this rapidly growing organization that is recognized for its ability to deliver high quality interior solutions and, in doing so, generate extraordinary customer satisfaction levels across homebuilders, homebuyers, and commercial real estate developers. The RDS investment represents Trive’s sixth platform investment and the firm’s fourth out of Trive Capital Fund I,” said Trive Partner Chris Zugaro.

RDS CEO and Founder Rick Scholten stated, “The RDS management team is eager to work with Trive. Trive’s understanding of our business model, willingness to provide operational support, and financial commitment made them the preferred partner to support our growth plans and enhance our ability to serve existing and new customers.”

“RDS pursues unrivaled service levels and quality workmanship. That is a commitment we make in all of our business relationships,” remarked RDS President Jim Gunckel. “Trive’s collaborative partnership model resonates strongly with the RDS team, most notably because of the unique commitment Trive makes to its portfolio companies.”

Trive VP Dan Lenahan noted, “Trive is pleased to partner with RDS’s employees to pursue and execute on the multitude of opportunities in front of the Company. We look forward to leveraging our building products experience in working with the owner-operators at RDS to further build their organization along strategic and operational dimensions.”

Anaheim, CA-headquartered L.A.R.K. Industries, dba Residential Design Services and Commercial Design Services, is a provider of outsourced interior design centers and installation services for residential and commercial builders in the Western U.S.