CAI-backed Feeney Brothers merges with DDS Companies

Photo courtesy of Feeney Brothers Utility Services

Feeney Brothers Utility Services has combined with DDS Companies, a Rochester, New York-based provider of utility, civil, engineering and telecommunications services. The merger of DDS with Feeney Brothers, a Dorchester, Massachusetts-based provider of infrastructure services to the electric, water, and telecommunications industries, will allow the companies to enhance and expand their offerings in seven states. Founded in 1988 by Brendan Feeney and Greg Feeney, Feeney Brothers is backed by Canadian private equity firm CAI Capital Management. CAI invested in the business in 2012.


Feeney Brothers Utility Services Partners with DDS Companies Inc.

Strategic merger enhances capabilities, reach, and culture of safety

Feeney Brothers Utility Services (“Feeney Brothers”), a leading service provider to the U.S. Northeastern gas, electric, water, and telecommunications industries, is pleased to announce the closing of a strategic merger with DDS Companies (“DDS”). DDS provides utility, civil, engineering and telecommunications services in upstate New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio.

The merger ‎combines two companies with similar cultures and values and allows each to immediately expand and improve their service offerings seamlessly over the following seven states: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia, and Ohio. The combined organization, with over 1,000 employees, will continue the highly acclaimed programs for operational safety, training and high-quality customer service that both Feeney and DDS are known for.

Feeney Brothers is led by founders Brendan and Greg Feeney, seasoned utility industry operators each with over thirty years of experience. Its highly skilled and qualified workforce provides safe and innovative infrastructure services to public utilities throughout the Northeast with a focus on natural gas distribution as well as telecommunications and electric distribution.

DDS is led by its president and founder, Sean Donohoe, P.E., who has decades of experience in civil engineering as well as utility services, environmental services, telecom and heavy civil construction. Within its utilities and engineering divisions, DDS’s customers include leading public utilities and mid-stream distribution companies in the Northeast. DDS also provides civil design and build services to some of the largest general contractors and developers in upstate New York.

“DDS is a well-oiled machine, with a stellar reputation for performing safe, quality work and providing outstanding customer service. It is an award-winning organization recognized for exceeding high-level safety standards,” said Brendan Feeney. “We are thrilled about this partnership and look forward to the combined future of both companies.” Both Feeney and DDS will continue their existing relationships with their valued customers and will operate under their respective brands.

“Feeney Brothers invests heavily in its company culture and provides outstanding client-focused service,” said Donohoe. “As president of DDS, it was important to partner with an organization that is equally as safety focused, family-oriented, and committed to investing in its employees through comprehensive training programs and long-term career development.”

About Feeney Brothers Utility Services

Headquartered in Dorchester, MA, Feeney Brothers is a leading service provider to the region’s gas, electric, water, and telecommunications industry. Founded in 1988 by brothers Brendan and Greg, the company offers comprehensive solutions for complex situations in urban, suburban, and rural settings, while maintaining a focus on safety, integrity, innovation, and community. Feeney Brothers is a CAI Private Equity portfolio company. For more information, visit

About DDS Companies

Headquartered in Rochester, NY, DDS provides utility, civil, engineering and telecommunications services in upstate New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio. For more information, visit

About CAI Capital Management Co.

CAI Capital Management Co. (“CAI”) is a leading private equity firm focused on investing in lower middle-market businesses in North America. With offices in Vancouver and New York, CAI is uniquely positioned to assist founders and businesses in both Canada and the United States. CAI’s broad operational and financial expertise and ready access to capital position the firm as a valued partner for proven, motivated management teams. CAI has invested or placed with co-investors over $1.4 billion in equity or equity-related investments to help fund growth and corporate transition in companies throughout North America.

Photo courtesy of Feeney Brothers Utility Services

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