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CDM Investment Group Acquires the Brady Companies

CDM Investment Group, Inc., owner of subsidiary company E&K Companies, Inc., one of the nation’s largest union interior and exterior finish contractors since 1956, has entered into an agreement to acquire the Brady Companies, industry leaders in specialty subcontracting.


The Brady Companies, with lineage going back to 1946, are privately owned specialty subcontracting businesses that provide expert services in spray-applied fireproofing, cold-formed steel framing, lath and plaster, exterior insulation and finish systems, drywall installation and finishing, hardware and doors, acoustical and specialty ceilings. Brady’s leadership spans over four decades in experience and boasts a fourth generation of heritage in the industry. Located in Anaheim, Castroville and San Diego, the Brady Companies are a significant specialty subcontracting service provider in the major California regions.


CDM Investment Group, headquartered in the Kansas City area, is an employee-owned firm that invests in construction-related businesses. With over 1,500 employees and six nationwide construction offices in Omaha, Denver, Kansas City, Phoenix, Chicago and Anaheim, provides customers with top quality products and service that are predictable and dependable.


Rick Marshall, president of Brady SoCal; Abe Cobian, president of Brady Company/Los Angeles; Gregg Brady, president of Brady Company/Central California; and Harry Schirer, CFO of The Brady Companies, will continue in their roles and join the CDM Leadership team. Additionally, the Brady team will continue in their current capacities and carry on the Brady name as Brady West, Inc.

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