Current Portfolio

Western Shelter Systems - Eugene, Oregon

Western Shelter Systems designs and manufacturers innovative support products for first responders, firefighters, and military and commercial customers making their jobs easier and more effective. Their product lines - Western Shelter, CrewBoss and Mobility – provide leading shelter solutions and support products, wildland firefighting clothing and gear, and mobility solutions for the most demanding applications.

Gorge partnered will the CEO, Barry Hendrix and the leadership team to acquire Western Shelter from its founder. The founder's choice of Gorge over other options was largely driven by Gorge's commitment to continuing and building on the culture as well as its goal to continue to build and grow Western Shelter as a platform in Eugene, Oregon. Additionally, Gorge Holdings' desire and willingness to partner with existing management allowed for a successful transaction and smooth transition with clearly aligned values for all parties.

Realized Investments

Rose City Rebar and Post Tensioning - Portland, Oregon

Rose City is a leading independent reinforcing bar fabricator and post tensioning supplier in the Pacific Northwest. They focus on medium to large commercial and infrastructure projects where they bring a quality and service focus to the industry.

Gorge acquired Rose City from its founder, after this successful business had gone through significant turmoil. Gorge has carefully built capability through strategic hires, coaching and active managment in key areas of the organization. The company has been revived and now has a managment team, capital and tools to see significant growth.

Rose City Rebar and Post Tensioning was sold to FarWest Steel after seeing revenue growth of 5x over the course of our ownership.

Taylor Metal Products, Inc. - Salem, Oregon

Taylor is a premium supplier of metal roofing products to the residential and light commercial markets.

Acquired from its founders, Taylor saw substantial revenue, profitability and product growth through our ownership.