United Janitorial & Drake Clean Up Systems 

December 21, 2023 · 3 mins

United Janitorial and Drake Clean Up Systems Sell to JDI Cleaning Limited Partnership

Charlottetown, PE: We are pleased to announce that United Janitorial Inc. (“United”) and Drake Clean Up Systems Inc. (“Drakes” and together with United “UJ Group”) have sold to JDI Cleaning Limited Partnership (“JDI LP”). Former shareholders, Jordan Fraser and Trevor Bevan will remain on as investors in the UJ Group going forward.

Confederation M&A acted as sell-side M&A advisors for UJ Group on the transaction.

UJ Group will continue to be operated on Prince Edward Island with all of its existing employees, led by its management team, including Neala Smallman, Joel Hudson and Kaylah Gormley. JDI LP is excited to work closely with the UJ Group management team to continue expanding the brands across Atlantic Canada, through organic growth and acquisition.

United, based in Charlottetown, PEI, is one of Atlantic Canada’s largest privately-operated, full-service cleaning and building maintenance service providers. United was founded in 1984 and has grown substantially, with a client list that currently includes 400 PEI businesses and a team of over 110 committed staff.

Drakes, also based in Charlottetown, is one of Atlantic Canada’s largest privately-operated, providers of duct cleaning and related services to businesses throughout the Maritimes. Drakes has been helping fellow Prince Edward Islanders breathe easier with services for dryer vents, duct work, HVAC and heat pump cleaning since 1989.

JDI LP is a portfolio company of TrussPoint Equity Partners (“TrussPoint”). JDI LP owns J.D.I. Cleaning Services (“JDI Cleaning”), an established and growing market leader in the Ontario commercial cleaning industry. JDI Cleaning’s President, Anita Elliott, leads the business and has worked in the commercial cleaning industry for the past 30 years. “We are excited to be partnering with United and Drakes,” said Anita Elliott. “We are looking forward to working with our local Prince Edward Island management team and expanding the United and Drakes service offerings and brands across the Atlantic region. We believe this partnership makes United, Drakes and JDI Cleaning even stronger and will allow us to better serve our customers and local communities across the country.”

“This acquisition presents an exciting opportunity for growth and expansion for our three companies. We are confident that this change will have a positive impact on each of the businesses and will enable us to provide even better service to our clients,” said Jordan Fraser.


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TrussPoint is a private investment firm that invests in and strategically partners with entrepreneurial businesses, with a particular focus on providing owner-operators with tailored ownership and management succession solutions. Our mandate is to ensure the foundation of what has been built is not only reinforced but supplemented to stand the test of time. We invest our own money and are a long-term focused, supportive, hands-on partner to the businesses we invest in. When we invest, we think about the value of compounding efforts, with the plan to hold our investments and make decisions aligned with this mindset. Similarly, we do not hesitate to sacrifice short-term profitability to make everlasting improvements.