Middle-market private equity firm Huron Capital has announced the launch of its latest ExecFactor initiative, Rampart Exterior Services, in partnership with executive Gabe Mesanza. Rampart Exterior Services will seek to acquire roofing and exterior restoration companies

The platform will focus on reroofing, roofing repair, waterproofing, restoration and maintenance services for commercial customers in diverse end markets including government, education, healthcare, life sciences, data centers, manufacturing and other sectors.

“Facility owners are becoming increasingly proactive about maintaining their roof and broader building envelope, especially from water intrusion,” said Brian Rassel, partner at Huron. “This, combined with aging infrastructure, growth in building stock, and continued weather severity, will continue to support continued investment into commercial roofing and exterior services.”

Mesanza, CEO of Rampart Exterior Services, began his career as a mechanical engineer before supporting facility, infrastructure, and residential services companies. He has held leadership roles across safety, quality and operations and brings a broad perspective as a building owner and manager. In addition to his operational involvement across service industries, Mesanza has experience as a private equity investor and M&A advisor.

“We are excited to partner with founders to focus on non-discretionary replacement and repair work and provide preventative maintenance support. Rampart Exterior Services will create value by attracting and retaining the best talent, providing unmatched customer service, and maintaining strong supplier relationships,” said Mesanza. “Huron’s experience deploying its buy-and-build playbook to accelerate growth in founder-owned businesses through its proven ExecFactor strategy makes them an ideal partner in the commercial exteriors market.”