PUYALLUP, WASH. (April 12, 2017) – Clevenger Associates, a West Coast-based foodservice consultancy, announced it has merged with MVP Services Group, in Dubuque, Iowa, to expand its consulting and design services in the Midwest. The merger, which was finalized March, 1st, will also help Clevenger supplement its award-winning design projects with an even stronger focus on management advisory consulting.
Led by veteran foodservice consultant and industry leader Ed Norman, FCSI, (PP), MVP Services Group offers more than 30+ years of both management advisory and design expertise for all segments of the foodservice industry with a concentration in the Chicago and central U.S. markets. In addition to the Midwest office, Clevenger’s portfolio includes offices in Seattle, New York, the Middle-East, the Philippines and, most recently, California.
“We are thrilled to combine forces with the highly reputable MVP Services Group,” said Brent Hall, Vice President, at Clevenger Associates. “Clevenger’s 44 years of history combined with MVP’s 19-plus years of consulting operations experience will bring expanded know-how and greater value to our existing client base while growing our capabilities in other areas of the country.”
“The merger offers a great opportunity for us to provide our long-time clients with even more hands-on support as part of a larger firm with robust design, technology and customer service capabilities,” said Eric Norman, Vice President of MVP Services Group, who will transition into the role of Vice President, Midwest Division, at Clevenger Associates.
Ed Norman will serve as Director of Management Advisory Services and Senior Designer with Clevenger. Clevenger Midwest will continue to service clients MVP has had for two decades, while also seeking to develop new business in the Midwest.
Clevenger Midwest’s portfolio includes clients in all segments of the foodservice industry, from full-service, independent restaurants to multi-unit operators and large chains as well as non-commercial operators such as schools, colleges and universities, casinos, hotels, and business & industry outlets. Addressing the latest trends in food preferences, equipment development, utility conservation and food handling techniques will remain at the forefront of Clevenger’s mission.
In addition, as more architects work with the 3D BIM design software Revit, the enhanced design production team will continue to respond to clients’ changing needs while also staying ahead of the curve of technology trends.
With decades of experience in both the U.S. and abroad, the newly expanded Clevenger Associates is poised to meet and exceed future demands of a rapidly changing, global foodservice industry.