Cook & Boardman Group Acquires BlueViolet Networks

The acquired company will continue to operate under the BlueViolet Networks name and customer contacts will remain unchanged.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Cook & Boardman Group, a specialty distributor of commercial door entry solutions and systems integration services, announces the acquisition of Fountain Valley, Calif.-based BlueViolet Networks for undisclosed terms.

Founded in 1979 by John Paul, BlueViolet Networks is a leading security and systems integrator providing a wide range of services including enterprise communications, access control and intelligent surveillance systems to educational, governmental, distribution and hospitality clients throughout California and across North America.

“We are excited to welcome BlueViolet to the Cook & Boardman family of companies,” says Darrin Anderson, CEO of Cook & Boardman. “They are highly regarded for their technical expertise and excellent customer service and they will play a key role in our plans to extend our security integration services nationwide. We look forward to providing their employees with additional resources and expanded opportunities across our organization.”

BlueViolet Networks is a full-service provider that supports its clients with a staff of consultants, project managers, trainers and highly skilled, expert engineers, notes company founder and CEO John Paul. “This model has served us well and we see the same commitment to excellence in Cook & Boardman. We are proud to join C&B as they continue to transform the security and systems integration industry,” adds.

The company will continue to operate under the BlueViolet Networks name and customer contacts will remain unchanged as a result of the acquisition.

Cook & Boardman is a portfolio company of Littlejohn & Co. BlueViolet Networks represents Cook & Boardman’s 15th acquisition since being acquired by Littlejohn in 2018.

Cook & Boardman distributes commercial doors, frames and hardware, electronic access control equipment and specialty (Division 10) products. The company also provides integrated security solutions including physical security, access control, wireless networking, low-voltage cabling, A/V and managed information technology products.

The company serves multifamily and nonresidential markets including the commercial, education, government, healthcare, office and hospitality sectors from more than 65 locations across 21 states and nationwide through its ecommerce portal.

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