BIRMINGHAM, Mich., May 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Clio Holdings, LLC («Clio«) announces the acquisition of Premier Surfaces, Inc. («Premier Surfaces») ( from its founder, Eric Tryon. With four locations in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee, Premier Surfaces is well known for custom fabrication and installation of countertops throughout the Southeast. Premier Surfaces marks the sixth acquisition since Clio’s formation in June 2016 by investment firm, Oakland Standard Co., LLC («Oakland Standard»). As the newly appointed CEO, Tryon will quarterback the Clio organization which now consists of nearly 1,000 employees in 17 locations across the U.S. 

«Our shared vision for the industry quickly became apparent after meeting with Clio and Oakland Standard,» said Tryon, CEO of Clio. «I’ll always be there for my team at Premier Surfaces, but now I’m looking forward to championing the successful development of the Clio family.»  

Premier Surfaces was founded in 2002 with one location north of Atlanta before acquiring operations in Birmingham and Chattanooga while opening a new location in Huntsville. Following the acquisitions, Tryon and his team were successful in transforming each business by sharing best practices and implementing a teamwork mentality for all associates. Today, Premier Surfaces’ four locations are thriving and continue to receive top marks from their diverse mix of big box, builder, contractor, dealer and retail business.

«Premier Surfaces is a leader in the countertop industry with a progressive approach that fits well with our plans for the growth and investment across Clio’s business units,» said Bryan Tolles, Partner of Oakland Standard and founder of Clio. «Eric is dynamic, personable, and principled – all key traits that made him a successful leader of the Clio organization.»

Clio ( was formed to partner leading countertop suppliers and fabricators together providing the capital and operational expertise to upgrade, differentiate and professionalize this highly fragmented industry. Clio serves a full spectrum within the countertop industry, from new homebuilders and commercial contractors to kitchen/bath dealers and home improvement centers. Clio is actively seeking new opportunities in major metro areas across the U.S. Clio was founded by Oakland Standard and supported by investment firms O2 Investment Partners and Tecum Capital Partners.

Additional inquiries should be directed towards Bryan Tolles ([email protected]) or Evan Schultz ([email protected]).

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SOURCE Oakland Standard Co.