April 4, 2023 | As seen in growfairfield.com
FAIRFIELD, IA - Weaton Companies announced today that they have acquired Bovard Studio, Inc., an award-winning provider of products and services to create, restore and preserve stained glass windows in sacred and historic buildings across the US. Both companies are based in Fairfield, Iowa.
Bovard Studio was formed in 1985 and currently operates out of a 45,000-square-foot production facility where artisans and production teams meticulously create and restore custom architectural and ecclesiastical stained-glass windows. Their team of consultants, artists, fabricators, and installers plus the company’s patented window framing and glazing system have earned them many awards including the prestigious Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award in 2020.
Nate Weaton, CEO of Weaton Companies explains the synergy between Bovard Studio and other Weaton companies. “Much of our purpose is serving the needs of the industrial, architectural, and construction communities and a core skill of our team is efficiently delivering complex, custom projects."
"Adding custom stained glass and commercial framing capabilities to our family of branded products just made sense.” – Nate Weaton, Weaton Companies CEO
While Bovard Studio will continue to operate independently, their sister companies Creative Edge, Terrazzo Tek, and Honeycorr will enhance Bovard’s ability to serve its customers by supplying advanced manufacturing capabilities and a streamlined operational process. As a Weaton company, Bovard Studio will also benefit from dynamic supplemental leadership and access to capital for system improvements and future facility investment.
When asked about the future promise of the new partnership, Weaton said “We are excited to complement the passionate work of Ron and Fran Bovard and the entire team. Our combined efforts will assure a growing commitment to the preservation of America’s stained glass heritage and enhance Weaton Companies' ability to serve as a premier supplier of custom projects to the architecture and design community.”
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.