Protect LLC, a national safety, reliability, and compliance services firm based in Wichita, KS, has closed its acquisition of Riccardelli Consulting Services Inc., a premier Lehi, UT-based provider of advanced and conventional non-destructive testing focused on pipeline integrity for the midstream oil & gas industry.

“RCS’s industry reputation, top-notch team, and proven unmatched service standards make them a great fit,” stated Nathan VanderGriend, president and CEO of Protect. “Furthermore, we believe that this integration will lead to accelerated business growth, providing opportunities for our combined customers to access a more diverse suite of service offerings and expertise.” 

“We are excited for the new partnership with the PROtect team and excited to have joined forces. Like ourselves, Protect is a quality-focused organization that strives to exceed the expectations of its customers, offer unique solutions and take care of its employees,” said Sean Riccardelli, owner and president of RCS. “We couldn’t be more pleased to find the perfect partner in Nathan and his team. The two companies have shared values and a vision to bring the highest quality services to the industries served to ensure safety, reliability, and compliance of our customer’s operations.”

Dentons US LLP served as legal counsel to Protect. Richards, Brandt, Miller, Nelson served as legal counsel to RCS.