Bovard Studios Brings Stained-Glass and Commercial Framing Capabilities to Weaton Companies Architectural Products Portfolio
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FAIRFIELD, IA – March 31, 2023 Weaton Companies announced today that they have acquired Bovard Studios, 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 Studios 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 Studios 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.”
While Bovard Studios 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 Studios 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.
About Weaton Companies
Weaton Companies is a diversified Iowa manufacturer that delivers flexible, creative, and innovative solutions to the end markets they serve through their family of independent manufacturing brands. Weaton Companies are focused on operational excellence and innovation and committed to the welfare of our community. The people who work at Weaton Companies are energized, empowered, and responsive to customer needs. The companies that join our family are aligned with our values and poised
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