J.B. Matthews joins Southern Acquisitions

J.B. Matthews joins Southern Acquisitions

FARMERS BRANCH TEXAS – Southern Acquisitions, an industry leader in material handling products and services, is very proud to announce the acquisition of J.B. Mathews Company, one of the leading Commercial and Residential Door Sales and Services providers in central and northern Florida.

Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Orlando Florida, J.B. Mathews has built an enviable reputation and earned the loyalty of thousands of customers over many years. In fact, J.B. Mathews was named the 2012 Top Garage Door Contractor in North America by American Home Shield. It’s this shared passion for service excellence that attracted Southern Dock Products to J.B. Mathews.

In addition to being a cultural fit, Southern Dock Products will complement J.B. Mathews’ current strengths in commercial and residential products and service by adding their expertise and experience in industrial products, services and end-to-end solutions to the mix.

It’s also with great pride that Southern Dock Products is able to confirm that, with the completion of this acquisition, J.B. Mathews is now the exclusive sales and service provider of Serco Loading Dock Equipment for the state of Florida. Customers with Serco products can now expect the same high level of exceptional customer service that has been the hallmark of J.B. Mathews for over 35 years.

“We couldn’t be happier.” said Vince Sullivan, President of Southern Acquisitions. “Their culture of building a trusting relationship with customers mirrors our own, and was a perfect opportunity to grow our company and expand into the great state of Florida. To be named as the exclusive Serco supplier for Florida was the icing on the cake.”

For more information please contact: Alex Meyer, VP Marketing (214) 496-0059


Originally formed in 2001, Southern Acquisitions is a facilities service provider specializing in loading dock products and specialty commercial door sales and service based in Farmers Branch, Texas. The company operates as Southern Dock Products across the South and as Just Rite Equipment in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions under the parent company Southern Acquisitions LLC.

Since inception, the company has grown, both organically and via acquisitions, from the original 4 locations to 11 branches across 8 states. Annual sales have grown from $16 million to $70 million and staff has increased from 41 in 2001 to 215 employees at the end of 2013.

*Revenue stated does not reflect the acquisition of J.B. Mathews