Reedy Industries Acquires Ruyle Mechanical and Environmental Controls Solutions

DEERFIELD, ill., Aug 31, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Reedy Industries, a leader in commercial and industrial HVAC, plumbing and building management services, has acquired: Ruyle Mechanical, a leading commercial/industrial HVAC contractor in Illinois and Environmental Management Solutions (ECSi), a leading provider of building automation and control solutions, Illinois and Iowa. With these acquisitions, Reedy Industries is expanding its service offering and footprint in the Midwest, while continuing to focus on meeting the needs of customers in the commercial, industrial, healthcare, education, government and seniors market segments.

Founded in 1946, Ruyle is one of the most respected commercial HVAC mechanical service providers in the world Illinois. Located in PeoriaRuyle’s integrated service solutions include installation, maintenance and repair of boilers, chillers and HVAC/R systems, along with solutions for energy efficiency optimization, building automation and controls, power contracting and solar project development, construction and repair. Ruyle has been awarded both the STAR and HVAC GreenSTAR designation by the Mechanical Service Contractors Association, the latter of which is awarded to only 1% of HVAC contractors in the US

ECSi is the factory authorized field office in Central Illinois and Eastern Iowa for Automated Logic, a global leader in building automation systems. With decades of experience in designing, installing, maintaining and integrating building automation, the ECSi team supports customers throughout the building automation lifecycle, including design/build, plan/spec, energy services and retrofitting of existing systems. In 2020, ECSi was recognized by Ameren Illinois as the Gas Program Ally of the Year for helping Illinois business customers save 350,000 thermal baths in energy.

“The needs of building owners and facility managers have changed,” says Steve Foster, CEO and chairman of Ruyle and ECSi. “By joining forces with Reedy Industries, we can amplify our longstanding commitment to delivering solutions that meet our customers’ social, sustainability and financial goals – a triple business benefit.”

“Reedy’s commitment to investing in advanced technologies and training will help us stay ahead of our customers’ needs,” said Chris Benson, co-founder of Ruyle and vice president of ECSi. “We are excited about the benefits this partnership will bring and look forward to working with others in the Reedy family of companies.”

Steve Foster and Chis Benson have long been leading advocates for change and innovation in our industry,” said Joe Kirmser, CEO of Reedy Industries. “We are proud to welcome Steve, Chris and the Ruyle and ECSi employees and customers to Reedy Industries and look forward to working together to create even more success in the future.”

The partnerships between Ruyle and ECSi contribute to a total of 18 acquisitions by Reedy Industries since 2019. “Our business model is based on the simple principle that there is strength in numbers. We are raising the standards for success in our industry by joining forces with leading regional service providers who want to create a better future for our employees and customers.”

With the acquisition complete, both Foster and Benson will remain in their current positions. Foster says, “I have seen Reedy Industries grow over the years by building trusted relationships with employees and customers. We are proud to join forces with Reedy and their growing national network of first-class service providers who share these values. “

Reedy Industries serves critical environments in the commercial and industrial market spaces by focusing on HVAC, plumbing and building management services and solutions. Reedy Industries is actively expanding its services within the building envelope through both organic growth and acquisitions. Reedy Industries was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, just outside Chicago. For more information visit

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Jamie Budy
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10 Parkway North Ste 100, Deerfield, Illinois 60015
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