Portfolio Companies

Our current portfolio companies

Current Investments


Premier Distributing Company

In 1982, the Dobbs family purchased Premier Distributing Corporation, an Anheuser-Busch beer distributorship based in Albuquerque, New Mexico with branch locations in Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Farmington, Gallup an Clovis. In over 30 years, PDC has grown the Anheuser Busch market share from 26% to over 60% today.

Strategic Behavioral Health, LLC

Strategic Behavioral Health (SBH) was a new start-up investment made by the Dobbs family in 2006. Based out of Memphis, SBH operates a chain of 10 behavioral health hospitals across the country. In 2013, SBH was named Memphis Business Journals Fastest Growing Private Company, with gross sales of more than $83 million. The company is actively growing and looking to open 1-2 new facilities per year.

GWP Holdings, LLC

GWP Holdings, LLC consists of the wholly-owned subsidiaries Western Peterbilt LLC, Western Truck Parts and Equipment Corp., LLC, and Western Truck Center. Acquired in 2014, GWP is a leading full-service retailer of new and used Class 5-8 commercial vehicles and provider of aftermarket parts, service and financing solutions. The company has 18 locations in Washington, Oregon, Northern California, and Alaska and focuses on the Peterbilt, Volvo, and Mack brands as well as Hino, Autocar, and Crane Carrier.

DPTC Holdings, LLC

In 2017, the Dobbs family acquired Peterbilt Truck Centers, a full-service Peterbilt dealer with six locations in the Southeast U.S. Based in Jackson, MS, the company also has locations in Memphis, Little Rock, and Shreveport.

Dobbs Equipment, LLC

In November 2017, the Dobbs Family acquired seven John Deere Construction and Forestry dealerships from Nortrax, a subsidiary of John Deere. With headquarters in Tampa, Dobbs Equipment will sell and support John Deere’s extensive line of Construction and Forestry Equipment and Commercial Worksite Products in the South Florida market.

Dobbs Restaurant Holdings

In late 2016, Dobbs Management Service invested as a minority partner in 196 Burger King stores across Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. We are excited about the partnership with two prominent family offices, The 4612 Group, and The Cynosure Group. These stores are being integrated into an existing Burger King group and managed by an experienced team with a proven track record of success.

In 2017 and 2019, DMS made follow-up investments within Dobbs Restaurant Holdings to acquire 11 Popeye’s and 75 Pizza Hut restaurants, respectively.

Behold Home

In 2018, along with Pittco Capital Partners and in partnership with Mr. Lyle Harris, the Dobbs Family acquired and merged Washington Furniture Sales and Behold Home and will operate under the Behold Home brand. Behold is a manufacturer and distributor of upholstered furniture and maintains its corporate office in Pontotoc, Mississippi where they employ over 350 people and operate a 750,000 square foot manufacturing facility. The Company has a second 140,000 square foot manufacturing and distribution facility in Smithville, Mississippi and plans to open a third production facility in early 2021.


In 2019, the Dobbs Family acquired a minority stake in Kukui Corporation, a market-leading vertical software solution for the automotive aftermarket industry. The transaction was led by Memphis-based SSM Partners, a growth private equity firm specializing in Software as a Service (SaaS) investments. Since its launch in 2011, over 2,000 auto repair businesses worldwide have trusted Kukui to manage their marketing, websites and customer retention needs. Kukui’s focus is to enable shop owners to be successful both personally and professionally, and to provide them with solutions that build trust between motorists and their local repair shop. Kukui is based in Roseville, CA and serves customers in 48 states and 3 countries.


In 2020, the Dobbs Family acquired Direct Connect Group dba DCG ONE in partnership with Clavis Capital. DCG ONE is an industry-leading specialty print production, packaging, and marketing solutions company based in Seattle, Washington. The Company serves major fortune 500 brands and evolved over its 50-year history into a full-service, embedded strategic partner supporting the marketing, branding and customer needs of its blue-chip customer base. DCG ONE has over 300 employees, 150 pieces of state-of-the-art production equipment and four production facilities with over 200,000 square feet of manufacturing space. Clavis Capital is a private investment firm with deep experience investing in, operating and growing US-based industrial businesses.

Disaster Resource Group

In 2020, the Dobbs Family acquired an interest in Disaster Resource Group, LLC. Disaster Resource Group provides turnkey services (lodging, catering, hygiene, tenting, power generation, supplemental equipment) in a “basecamp” format to assist recovery efforts after natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornados, and blizzards. The Company is based in Baton Rouge, LA and (with locations in Atlanta, GA and Raleigh, NC) and was founded in 2004 by the current CEO, Wayne Stabiler.

Disaster Resource Group serves major utility companies in the Southeast and Gulf Coast regions and has built a reputation for high-quality service and attention to detail in order to deliver consistent results for its customers. The Company's services also extend to Damage Assessment Teams (“DAT”), which include damage evaluators, line crews, and other technical and engineering solutions to meet the evolving needs of nationwide utility customers.

Sciath UAS, LLC

In 2020, the Dobbs family invested to form Sciath UAS, LLC (“Sciath”). Sciath’s goal is to build a leading end to end ISR platform as a Service Solutions Company. Sciath is building a dual-use platform of complementary sensor, data analytics, and communications technologies to offer a full suite of ISR products to both government and commercial customers.

Sciath completed its first investment in 2020 by acquiring OWT Global. OWT was founded by Keith Collins, Jerry Lavely and Keith Steiner in 2012 with the goal of becoming the nation’s premier technical services provider for the Department of Defense. The Company is headquartered in Tampa, Florida but completes missions across the world. OWT has roughly 70 employees (96% veterans) who have extensive experience supporting Special Operations and the Intelligence and Security Forces communities. OWT is regarded as a national leader in supporting ISR, UAS and C-sUAS operations.



Previous Investment Holdings


Highline Aftermarket Holdings

In 2008, Dobbs Management Service purchased DYK Automotive LLC, an automotive aftermarket parts distribution based out of Memphis, TN. In 2009, DYK acquired Keltner, an automotive distributer specializing in oil and based out of Springfield, MO. In 2012, the company merged with Twinco Romax, adding manufacturing capabilities and moving the headquarters to Medina, MN.

In 2016, DYK was merged with AAHC and the controlling ownership sold to the Sterling Group. Dobbs Management Service retained a minority interest in the company and is represented on the Board of Directors. Since the sale, the Sterling Group along with its investors, have continued to grow the business through acquisitions in the automotive distribution industry, including a recent purchase of Service Champ in 2017.

In November, DMS and the Sterling Group finalized the sale of Highline to Pritzker Private Capital.

Three Rivers and Unison Health Plans

In 1995, the Dobbs family invested in Unison Health Plans (then called Three Rivers), a start-up Medicaid HMO in Pennsylvania. Just over a decade later, the company had expanded to five states and was bringing in over $1 billion in revenue annually. In 2008, the Dobbs family sold Unison to United Health Group.

Frenkel and Co.

Frenkel and Company was founded in 1878 and was acquired by the Dobbs family in 2010. Frenkel operates as a full service international insurance brokerage and is consistently ranked in the top fifty largest in the USA. In November 2017, Frenkel was acquired by EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants. Backed by Oak Hill Capital Partners, EPIC now has more than 1,300 team members operating from offices across the U.S., providing Property & Casualty insurance, Employee Benefits Consulting, Specialty Programs and Private Client solutions to more than 30,000 clients. The company now operates as Frenkel & Company – an EPIC Company.

Potter Electric Signal Company, LLC

Potter is a fire and security control company based in St. Louis, MO. The company was founded in 1898 and designs, manufactures, and distributes sprinkler monitoring, security, and fire alarm equipment to customers across the globe. Operations are international in scope with a physical presence in the United States, Europe and Asia. Product categories include pressure switches, fire and security alarm panels, notifying devices and valve control devices. The Dobbs family is a significant minority principal investor since 2008 and is represented on the Potter Board of Directors. The company is actively seeking add-on acquisitions of companies and product lines for its portfolio.