Canadian Electrical Wholesaler

Oct 16, 2018

IMARKThe Boards of IMARK Group, Inc, Omni Corporate Services Ltd., Inc, and Equity Plumbing, LLC have announced a merger of the three organizations into one group, becoming the only multi-vertical member owned and member controlled marketing group servicing the electrical and plumbing industries.

Effective January 1, 2019, IMARK Group will be the new organizations’ name. IMARK will operate the respective verticals IMARK Electrical and IMARK Plumbing.

IMARK Electrical is the largest marketing group in the U.S. electrical industry and operates a growing organization in Canada. IMARK is a member-owned, member-governed group featuring full transparency to all member/owners. IMARK Electrical is also a member-owner of IMELCO, an international group of electrical wholesale cooperatives across Europe, Russia, Australia, Canada and the United States. 

Omni Corporate Services Ltd., Inc., a leading member-owned group of plumbing and HVAC wholesalers across the United States ,and Equity Plumbing, LLC, formerly privately held and the largest United States plumbing group in terms of membership, will be combining to form the new groups plumbing vertical, IMARK Plumbing.

Bob Smith, President  & CEO of the expanded IMARK Group says, “Our member-owned, member-governed model offers our member/owners the clearest and most transparent array of group benefits and opportunities. We grew the electrical vertical based on this value proposition to the market leadership position in the U.S. and most recently internationally through our membership in IMELCO (also member-owned). Joining with Omni Corporate Services Ltd., Inc. and Equity Plumbing, LLC, our cohesive philosophies and management strength will serve us well as we continue to grow in a rapidly changing world.

”Matt Roos, founder of Equity Plumbing, LLC and now Executive Vice President of IMARK Plumbing and IMARK Electrical adds, “Our experience with the merger of Equity/EDN into IMARK nine years ago enhanced our market presence and proved extremely beneficial to all our members and suppliers. With consolidation continuing in all market segments, we are confident that this merger will provide cost effective services and enhanced financial returns for all our members.”

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