Hugg & Hall Announces Acquisition of RPM Services & Rentals, L.L.C.

Dealership Expands to Provide Full Line of Equipment Needs to Southern Louisiana

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS Hugg & Hall Equipment Company, a leading industrial and construction equipment provider in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas and Missouri, today announced the acquisition of RPM Services & Rentals, L.L.C., one of the largest independent equipment rental companies in the Southeast.

Headquartered in Houma, Louisiana, RPM Services & Rentals has additional locations in Broussard and Baton Rouge, La. The majority of its revenue is derived from the region’s onshore commercial and construction markets; other revenue is directly related to the offshore oil & gas industry that includes skid-mounted air compressors and tools for painting, blasting, coating, and other maintenance functions. The company, founded in 2008 by Terry Gold, has approximately 30 employees. The acquisition will increase Hugg & Hall Equipment’s footprint to 15 stores and position the Company to capitalize on favorable industry and regional trends.

“The acquisition of RPM fully supports our strategic objectives in South Louisiana, where we see significant growth and demand for equipment rental solutions,” stated Rick Vollmer, Vice President of Rental at Hugg & Hall. “Under Terry Gold’s direction, RPM has become a highly valued and reliable partner to industrial and construction companies. We are excited to build upon Terry’s success and to further the good work of RPM’s fantastic team of rental professionals.

“We are thrilled to join the Hugg & Hall team. This transaction presents fantastic synergies for both companies. Hugg & Hall will bring tremendous resources to our employees and loyal customers and together we will execute a smart growth strategy for South Louisiana.” said RPM’s owner and founder, Terry Gold.

Added Robert Hall, Hugg & Hall Co-Owner and Vice President of Sales, “With this acquisition, we continue to deliver on our commitment to provide our customers with the right breadth of products and services in the regions important to their operations. We look forward to working closely with Terry and his team to bring the Hugg & Hall value proposition into this promising market.”

Stephens Inc. served as Hugg and Hall’s advisor in the transaction, while Craft Partners, LLC advised RPM.