January 8, 2021

The JOBS Group Acquires Scottie’s Building Services & Exterior Diagnostic Services (EDS)

JOBS Group has completed the acquisition of two new companies, Scottie’s Building Services and Exterior Diagnostic Services (EDS). Established in 1986, both organizations are Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, and operate in the North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia markets.

 Scottie’s, led by John (JD) McGrath, is a leading provider of building maintenance services, delivering high-rise & low-rise window cleaning, pressure washing, glass & metal restoration, parking deck cleaning, and high dusting. EDS, led by Michael MacDonagh, is a commercial waterproofing and restoration general contractor specializing in a wide range of services from sealants, coatings, and sealers to masonry, thru-wall flashing and deck coating applications, servicing high rise facilities to 1 story warehouses.

For the past 50 years, JOBS Group, formerly known under the names “JOBS” and “AMST”, has been a pioneer in safety and the clear leader in the building surface maintenance and restoration space.  By bringing Scottie’s and EDS into JOBS Group, this acquisition will continue to expand JOBS Group geographic footprint along with management and service capabilities by:

  • Expanding its customer base and service area into the Southeast and well beyond the South Central.
  • Growing each organization’s existing service capabilities and customer access in current markets
  • Enhancing the overall leadership team by adding great talent from both acquisitions
  • Continuing to expand on the overall mission of safety, service, and quality.
  • Opening additional market opportunities for Architectural Surface Maintenance and Custom Elevator Interiors

John McGrath, Owner of Scottie’s Building Services and EDS, an established exterior waterproofing and restoration service provider, had this to say:

The merging of talent within our two organizations makes me very excited for the future of this combined entity. I am 100% convinced that client service, quality, and passion for safety, which has been the hallmark of our success as industry leaders, can only be enhanced at this new level. 

Eric Crabb, CEO of JOBS Group, expressed his excitement over this acquisition:

“Bringing Scottie’s and EDS Waterproofing into the JOBS Group family extends our business well beyond the South Central region and into the East Coast. Through these acquisitions, we are adding an immensely talented management team, giving us the ability to continue our mission of serving customers by providing exceptional safety, service, and quality. Additionally, we are excited about the opportunity of expanding Scottie’s and EDS’ service lines to customers through architectural surface maintenance and custom elevator interiors. The acquisition represents a marked upward scale of the JOBS Group, and it further delivers on our focus of building a national platform in our space.”

LaRue Coleman, Chairman of JOBS Group, who brings 50 years of experience to the table, having this to say about the acquisition:

“After knowing John McGrath for over 30 years and seeing the outstanding leadership team he has created, the JOBS Group could not be more excited about the opportunity to add these two businesses to our organization.  We feel that the combined leadership of both companies will allow us to provide both our customer bases more options for all services that will enhance all service lines we provide to each client.”

JOBS Group is actively seeking bolt-on acquisition opportunities within niche areas of the commercial facilities services and maintenance industry. Parties with knowledge of potential investment opportunities in these segments are strongly encouraged to contact one of the parties below.


Contact Information

Eric Crabb

JOBS Group

(713) 522-8925



LaRue Coleman

JOBS Group

(713) 522-8925



Jason Van Zant

Keystone Capital

(312) 219-7974


ABOUT Scottie’s Exterior Building Maintenance

Scottie’s Building Services is a value-added commercial exterior building maintenance contractor providing exterior maintenance services throughout North Carolina, South Carolina & Virginia since 1986. We offer custom preventative maintenance plans to ensure successful projects from proposal to completion. Throughout each project, we have consistent executive involvement from leaders with over 100 years of combined experience in the exterior maintenance industry. We have a partnership approach to business – working together to achieve common objectives and success. For more information on Scottie’s, please visit scotties1.com.

ABOUT EDS Waterproofing

Exterior Diagnostic Services, (dba EDS) is a commercial waterproofing and restoration general contractor that services the Carolinas and Virginia. They specialize in a wide range of services from sealants, coatings and sealers to masonry, thru-wall flashing and deck coating applications, servicing high rise facilities to 1 story warehouses. They offer a team approach on every project, regardless of size or priority, and keep communication throughout the project a top priority. With EDS serving and representing the executive board of directors for their national trade organization, they are dedicated to delivering the highest quality and best safety practices of the industry to provide the “Industry Best” service, with the best value. For more information on EDS, please visit edswaterproofing.com.


Founded in 1970, JOBS Group operates under the “JOBS” and “AMST” trade names and specializes in high-rise façade maintenance (including window cleaning and waterproofing), architectural surface maintenance, elevator cab interior refurbishment, and other related property maintenance services. JOBS has built a market-leading position in the Houston market for its services based on a reputation for safety, reliability, and work quality. The Company counts the area’s leading property management firms, building owners, and corporations as its clientele. For more information on JOBS Group, please visit jobs-amst.com or request a consultation.

ABOUT Keystone Capital

Keystone Capital is a leading middle-market private investment firm differentiated by its long-term, patient approach to thoughtfully building market-leading companies. Throughout its 25-year history, Keystone has a wealth of experience in the services sector. For more information, please visit keystonecapital.com.