(Pictured L-R: Marilyn Hopkins, Mike McGowan and Robert Hopkins)
In the fourth quarter of 2019, Condit Exhibits of Denver, Colorado officially acquired Exhibit Source, Inc. (ESi) of South Holland, Illinois.
Condit Exhibits, a full-service exhibit house established in 1945, has enjoyed phenomenal growth over the past decade. With a growing number of customers domestically and internationally, the need for a second manufacturing facility became apparent to Condit CEO Mike McGowan. An increase in Condit’s client base in both the Midwest and Northeast pointed to Chicago as an ideal location.
Located just 20 miles south of downtown Chicago, ESi was established in 1983, servicing clients in heavy industries, manufacturing, healthcare and technology. ESi’s talented and industrious team is an optimal fit for Condit’s company culture as well as their shared tenets of exceptional customer service, collaborative creative process and superior craftsmanship.
“I am very excited for our acquisition of Exhibit Source, Inc.,” says CEO McGowan. “Robert and Marilyn Hopkins have created an incredible company over the last 35 years, and we are dedicated to continuing that tradition of excellence. Both of their sons, Aaron and Daniel, will remain on our staff and will ensure that we don’t lose any of the things that make ESi what it is today. My plan is for both companies to learn from each other and bring the combined organization to a whole new level.”
Kevin Trainor, longtime senior manager at Condit, has been named president of ESi. With more than 25 years’ experience in the tradeshow and exhibit industries, he is working diligently to ensure the smoothest transition possible for ESi’s existing team members and clients.
“ESi has a loyal client base built up over many years, and it’s easy to see why,” says President Trainor. “Quick response times, outstanding attention to detail, and impeccable execution have earned them their business year after year. It’s the quality of the staff here that has guaranteed their success, and I couldn’t be happier to have this chance to work with them. When you add in the additional services that Condit’s Denver facility offers, the outlook for both organizations, and their clients, is very bright.”
In 2020, Condit will celebrate a momentous 75th anniversary. Senior leadership looks forward to the tremendous potential afforded by this timely acquisition as well as the opportunity to continue providing turnkey exhibit solutions and exceeding industry standards.
Condit builds immersive brand experiences for tradeshow exhibits. The company will collaborate on concept designs, fabricate and deliver everything to make clients’ vision a reality. Condit specializes in creating custom event and tradeshow booths, museum displays and exhibits, and temporary event structures for clients around the globe. For more info, visit https://condit.com/.
Exhibit Source Inc. is an international exhibit production company specializing in the industrial, food, high-tech and medical industries. ESi combines in-house graphics and custom fabrication facilities with a network of trade show suppliers to produce eye-catching exhibits. For more info, visit www.exhibitsourceinc.com.