How We Partner

Strength in Numbers with the Power of Autonomy

Guild allows owners to experience the best of both worlds. Owners maintain complete operational autonomy while reaping the economic benefits of being a part of a larger, well-resourced organization, comprised of the top owner-operators in the entire industry.

When you partner with Guild, you choose what’s best for you and your business, and we’ll customize a deal that’s right for you.

How We Partner

We seek to partner with capable and motivated owners and management teams who are enjoyable to work with and are looking to take a “second bite of the apple.”

Spirit of Partnership

In the spirit of partnership, we believe that management should always have the opportunity to earn an equity interest and to co-invest, and offer these incentives in every situation

WE ARE GEOGRAPHICALLY AGNOSTIC
AND CULTURALLY FOCUSED

We are people-first investors. We plan to
go where we find the best businesses with
strong teams and cultures.

Our Strategy

Guild invests in companies with strong management teams and cultures to create unmatched growth opportunities for them. We retain the employees and management teams of the companies we partner with, and provide them with the resources and processes they need to better serve their customers, employees, and communities.

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

Culture

Culture forms the backbone of our group, aligning companies in key areas while preserving their autonomy. Although companies operate independently, Guild fosters a cohesive environment, maximizing value at exit. By cultivating a shared ethos and vision, we create synergy and alignment across our portfolio.

Process

Our platform is underpinned by robust processes designed to optimize performance and efficiency. We leverage ServiceTitan best practices and configurations, standardizing operations and enhancing scalability. Furthermore, we emphasize the importance of data-driven decision-making, with a focus on reporting key performance indicators (KPIs) and implementing high-level marketing and lead generation strategies. Through training, education, and automation, we empower teams to achieve excellence and drive sustained growth.

Support

We provide comprehensive support to our partner companies, streamlining back-end functions such as admin, accounting, HR, and procurement. By integrating these critical processes, we help companies realize significant cost savings, contributing to their EBITDA and overall profitability. Our dedicated team of experts offers
strategic guidance and assistance, enabling companies to navigate challenges and capitalize on opportunities effectively.

Our Approach

Flexible Deal Structures

No two garage door businesses are the same, which is why we don’t build “one-size- fits-all” partnerships. You deserve a partnership that honors your needs, appreciates your values and sets you up for success (however, you define it). With that in mind, we are here to work with you to customize the perfect partnership deal that best fits you and your business. We’re here to get creative to meet your goals.

Hands on Support Customized for your Business

Outside of just providing resources to fuel growth, we strive to be highly informed, value-added business partners. We seek to add value in multiple ways, and we tailor the approach to each unique circumstance. We support the management teams of our portfolio companies by assisting in developing strategic plans, determining operating priorities and serving as a valuable thought partner alongside the management team to create value for all stakeholders.

Building Value as Partners with Management

It is important to us that when we do well, our partners also do well. In every business we partner with, management shares in the value we create together. Put simply, our approach to partnership is old-school. We will provide guidance and support so that you can grow your business and we will split the profits and value it generates.

Support customized for you and your business

Get the partnership you want without the bossy, corporate team that you don’t. When you partner with us, you’ll get the benefits of ownership, without the burdens that can come with it. We’ll work with you to customize what kind of real, in-person support you want with hiring, payroll, human resources, marketing and more so you can focus on running your business and service your customers.