Vantage Contractors has acquired Kelly’s Industrial Services. Headquartered in Port Allen, Kelly’s has an extensive company history spanning more than three decades. With a specialization in right-of-way maintenance and vegetation management, Kelly’s has developed a large footprint that covers the gulf coast region and beyond.

“We have worked tirelessly over the past 37 years to build Kelly’s into a successful family business that has contributed to our state and community,” said Kelly’s Founder, Paul Kleinpeter. “While it is never easy to leave a family business behind, we are confident and excited with the acquisition. We know without a doubt that Vantage’s vision and commitment to growth puts Kelly’s Industrial Services in great hands” added Kelly’s Owner and CFO, Kelly Kleinpeter.

Vantage is a Baton Rouge based construction, maintenance and disaster recovery firm owned by local businessman, Brad Roberts. “We are very excited about joining forces with such an exceptional team and we look forward to servicing Kelly’s long list of steadfast clients. The acquisition provides an opportunity for Vantage to accelerate its growth by increasing capacity, broadening service offerings and adding a deep roster of blue-chip clients. Vantage’s management team will be greatly enhanced by the addition of Kelly’s talented personnel,” noted Vantage President, Brad Roberts.

Both entities share similar guiding principles based on unmatched client service, safe work environments and professionalism. As part of the deal, Vantage has acquired a sizable list of assets that includes Kelly’s headquarters in Port Allen and a fleet of specialty equipment. Vantage Contractors is a Louisiana based firm that specializes in construction, maintenance and disaster recovery. Throughout its 15-year history, the company has worked with public and private sector clients, and has built a reputation for being reputable, reliable and responsive.