Full Guard Capital Portfolio Company Library Furniture International Partners with MELOS, Inc.

Mar 27, 2023 | Insights, News, Uncategorized

Full Guard Capital is pleased to announce our portfolio company, Library Furniture International (LFI), has partnered with MELOS, Inc.

Based in Hampton, VA, MELOS is a full-service library, school, and office furnishings company that has served Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia since 1994.

Specializing in the media center and school equipment markets, MELOS has proven its versatility and differentiation. Coming on 20 years of providing furnishing services, MELOS has sales staff, project managers, and installation specialists to assist customers through all phases of their projects.

Headquartered in Wheeling, IL, LFI is a provider of library space design services and a dealer and installation services provider of shelving and furniture to public libraries, K-12 schools, and universities. LFI’s brand recognition over its 20+ year operating history and its unique space and merchandising design solutions position the combined companies for significant geographic expansion with the goal of becoming the preeminent provider of library design services across the country.

“I could not be more excited to embark on this new endeavor with Scott and the team at LFI. After 30 years in this industry, there are few companies I could think of having a better compliment to the MELOS foundation of customer first than LFI,” said Jason Green, President of MELOS.

“We are thrilled to partner with the MELOS team in the Mid-Atlantic region and to add LFI resources to MELOS customers. Jason and the MELOS customer-centric philosophy is a perfect match with LFI and our desire to deliver knowledge and service to our library customers. I look forward to working with Jason and his team to continue bringing exciting solutions to MELOS customers,” said Scott Fairbanks, President of LFI.

“We are very excited for the partnership between LFI and MELOS. As we got to know Jason and learn more about MELOS, it was clear to us that there are several synergies to be realized through this partnership servicing the diverse library customer base. The Mid-Atlantic market is very attractive with well-funded libraries and increasing populations, and MELOS adds to LFI’s strong Midwest roots and broader footprint.  We are thrilled to partner with the MELOS team and to provide additional resources and capital as we continue to execute our growth plans in the niche library services space,” said Josh Welk, Managing Partner of Full Guard Capital.

MELOS is a key part of LFI’s strategic focus on becoming the leading national provider of library furniture and space design solutions to municipal, K-12 school and university libraries. LFI continues to seek strategic add-on acquisitions and welcomes any outreach to connect on potential opportunities. If you have any questions about the LFI partnership with MELOS, please contact Josh Welk at josh.t.welk@fullguardcapital.com or Rich Barakat at rich.r.barakat@fullguardcapital.com.

Recent News

Skip to content