rooted in family

history

Generations of business growth

Over 30 years of experience owning and operating businesses

Now in its third generation, Elmore Companies was built on the ability to recognize and pursue business opportunity. Dating back to the late 70’s, Dave Elmore started by purchasing travel companies that were headed toward bankruptcy, taking them over and building them up. This repetition became muscle memory as he began to understand an industry and acquire several more businesses within that space, starting the legacy of Elmore Companies.

As Dave’s conglomerate of businesses continued to grow, his son, DG Elmore took over Gant Travel at a critical juncture in the company’s history. After turning the business around and recognizing the need for leadership support, DG acknowledged that having an operator in place would allow him to scale his time and build a better portfolio of businesses. As he acquired more businesses, he hired new operators. DG saw operating a business a valuable and rewarding experience and wanted to make a difference in the world by providing that opportunity to others.

DG’s love for the solving complex problems in the world of small business was passed on to the next generation as his children brought even more intentionality to the concept of a family office. Lauren and Gant Elmore remain steadfast to the importance of good people to the success of the business model, yet have progressed what it means to support the transition and operations of new acquisitions. Elmore Companies moves toward the future with a purpose of building great companies, together – developing the internal infrastructure to grow its operating companies.

My life purpose statement is to sow seeds for growth and transformation. I have found business to be the best way to engage in transforming lives and helping people grow their vision for life and their business.

– dg elmore

My life purpose statement is to sow seeds for growth and transformation. I have found business to be the best way to engage in transforming lives and helping people grow their vision for life and their business.

– dg elmore

Building our portfolio over time

when the repetition becomes muscle memory

Over the past 30 years, we’ve honed our acquisition and transition process, growing intentionally and profitably. Explore below to see how our portfolio has changed overtime.

Gant Travel Management

Acquired in 1989. History of acquisitions:

  • Mercan Tours (1990)
  • United American Travel (1993)
  • Beemack Travel (1994)
  • TravelMasters (1996)

Cornerstone Information Systems

Founded in 1992. History of acquisitions:

  • New Media Solutions (1999)
  • Automated Technology Systems (2000)
  • Lanyon (2001)
  • Topaz international (2019)

Cadre

(fka Executive Travel Directors), Acquired in 1997.

Solution Tree

(fka National Education Service), Acquired in 1998. History of acquisitions:

  • Canter Resources (2005)
  • Marzano Research Labs, founded (2008)
  • Hawker Brownlow Australia Events (2017)
  • Hawker Brownlow Australia Publishing (2019)

Adams & Westlake, Ltd.

Acquired in 1998.

Rocky Mountain Vibes

(fka Medicine Hat Blue Jays), Acquired in 1999.

NWS Enterprises, Inc.

Founded in 1999, ceased operations in 2007.

Elmore y Orrego

Acquired in 2000. History of acquisitions:

  • Arvis Homes (2004)
  • Washington Place Apartments (2008)
  • The Foundry (2019)

Demos Express

Acquired in 2001. History of acquisitions:

  • V&V Creative (2000)
  • Samples and Surveys (2001)
  • Marketing Unlimited (2002)
  • VIM (2002)
  • BEB (2003)
  • Pro-Store (2004)
  • Events and Promotions (2005)
  • Special Events Staffing Agency (2006)
  • Sold the business (2008)

Bakersfield Blaze Baseball

Acquired in 2006, sold in 2016.

Butterfield Foods

Acquired in 2007.

Shelby Equipment

Acquired in 2007.

Mednick Associates

Acquired in 2010.

Code Together

Founded in 2011, ceased operations in 2016.

Firmatek

Acquired in 2014. History of acquisitions:

  • PLMS (2015)
  • Petram (2015)

Legacy Fire Protection

Acquired in 2015.

Bellwether Forest Products

Acquired in 2016. History of acquisitions:

  • Jeremy Ray Construction (2017)
  • MAM Stick Haulers (2021)

Turner Mining Gruop

Founded in 2017.

Gant Travel Management

Acquired in 1989. History of acquisitions:

  • Mercan Tours (1990)
  • United American Travel (1993)
  • Beemack Travel (1994)
  • TravelMasters (1996)

Cornerstone Information Systems

Founded in 1992. History of acquisitions:

  • New Media Solutions (1999)
  • Automated Technology Systems (2000)
  • Lanyon (2001)
  • Topaz international (2019)

Executive Travel Directors

Acquired in 1997.

Solution Tree

(fka Natinoal Education Service), Acquired in 1998. History of acquisitions:

  • Canter Resources (2005)
  • Marzano Research Labs, founded (2008)
  • Hawker Brownlow Australia Events (2017)
  • Hawker Brownlow Australia Publishing (2019)

Adams & Westlake, Ltd.

Acquired in 1998.

Medicine Hat Blue Jays

(nka Rocky Mountain Vibes), Acquired in 1999.

NWS Enterprises, Inc.

Founded in 1999, ceased operations in 2007.

Elmore y Orrego office building

Acquired in 2000.

Demos Express

Acquired in 2001. History of acquisitions:

  • V&V Creative (2000)
  • Samples and Surveys (2001)
  • Marketing Unlimited (2002)
  • VIM (2002)
  • BEB (2003)
  • Pro-Store (2004)
  • Events and Promotions (2005)
  • Special Events Staffing Agency (2006)
  • Sold the business (2008)

Arvis Homes, Inc.

Founded in 2004, ceased operations in 2009.

Bakersfield Blaze Baseball

Acquired in 2006, sold in 2016.

Butterfield Foods

Acquired in 2007.

Shelby Equipment

Acquired in 2007.

Washington Place Apartments

Built in 2008, sold in 2017.

Mednick Associates

Acquired in 2010.

Code Together

Founded in 2011, ceased operations in 2016.

Firmatek

Acquired in 2014. History of acquisitions:

  • PLMS (2015)
  • Petram (2015)

Bellwether Forest Products

Acquired in 2016. History of acquisitions:

  • Jeremy Ray Construction (2017)

Turner Mining Gruop

Founded in 2017.

The Foundry at 304

Founded in 2019.

Legacy Fire Protection

Acquired in ?.

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