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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated The Acquisition Of KES Excavating Services By Bug Tussel Wireless.

Posted on January 10, 2023 By

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the acquisition of KES Excavating, a Wisconsin company by Bug Tussel Wireless (Hilbert Communication), also a Wisconsin company.

KES is a local, family-owned business that prides itself on hard work, dedication, and getting the job done right the first time. KES is a hydro-excavation and specialty excavation company that works in the utility, commercial, and industrial sectors. Services include civil work for cell towers, underground electrical installations, and hydro excavation.

Bug Tussel Wireless, a subsidiary of Hilbert Communications, brings the best of internet technology to rural Wisconsin. Bug Tussel has a goal of delivering world-class, high-speed internet options to rural areas providing an even playing field for all internet users, despite where they live.

The two firms previously had a working relationship, but with this new integration, both companies will be able to provide their clients with a larger range of services.

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"The professionals at Benchmark International worked with us to understand what we wanted when looking to sell our company and made sure potential buyers were aware of our desires. They were professional, courteous, and had our best interests in mind. It was a pleasure working with Benchmark International." – Kyle Stankevitz, Owner, KES Excavating Services.

Kyle and Eric were great clients to work with. This opportunity to vertically integrate creates a strong company going forward. The ability to keep tighter controls and work in-house is going to reap benefits for their future clients in the years to come. – Jonathan Blair, Senior Associate.


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