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Baker Group Acquires Quad Cities-Based Quint-Co, Inc.


Des Moines-based Baker Group, a full-service specialty contractor, announced today, the purchase of Quint-Co, Inc., a provider of building automation systems and services. Quint-Co, Inc., is based in Eastern Iowa with offices in Iowa City and the Quad Cities.

With the acquisition, Quint-Co joins Baker Group’s controls business unit, the group responsible for providing leading-edge integration of complete building systems solutions that extends into commercial building automation, industrial process automation, energy management, property protection and life safety systems.

“Baker Group and Quint-Co share a complementary vision for the future of automation systems. We work with the same types of commercial, industrial and institutional clients,” says BJ Baker, Chairman and CEO of Baker Group. “We look forward to partnering with Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois customers to deliver significant benefits that will enhance their building strategies.”

Former owner Len Spindel added, “I’m pleased to be able to offer our clients many new services that Baker Group provides, and to bring Baker Group’s tremendous reputation for talented engineers and technicians with the latest automation technologies to our area.”

Spindel will lead the Quad Cities office for Baker Group, along with the entire Quint-Co staff that will make the transition together to Baker Group.

“We’re excited to work with existing Quint-Co clients, and develop new relationships in the Eastern Iowa market,” says Baker.

About Baker Group

Founded in 1963, Baker Group is the Midwest’s premier full-service specialty contractor providing services to clients from offices in Des Moines, Davenport and North Liberty, Iowa. With nearly 600 employees, Baker Group provides: mechanical, sheet metal, electrical, building automation, process automation, security systems, fire alarm systems, parking/revenue controls and service of everything they install. By providing these services in house, greater efficiencies are achieved and better coordination is provided. With everything Baker Group does, you can always Expect the Best.


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