M&A Roundup: TOPP Business Solutions Acquires Technic IT Group; Novatech Expands

TOPP Business Solutions (TBS), one of the region’s largest family-owned office automation dealers, is expanding with the acquisition of Dunmore, PA-based Technic IT Group, LLC.

“This is truly a win-win for all involved,” said Brad Lehman, TOPP Business Solutions COO. “Our goal is to expand our focus and bring our excellent products and services to all current and potential customers within the managed IT Services regional marketplace.”

Technic owner John Martines said, “When two of the best providers in the office solutions space join forces, it creates positive results for both the customers of TOPP and Technic going forward.”

TBS, now in its third generation of family leadership, employs approximately 100 people who operate from its four Pennsylvania locations in Scranton, Allentown, Montoursville and Altoona. In 2019, TBS generated over $20 million in revenue and has been providing business and office technology services to the Northeast, Central and Leigh Valley of Pennsylvania’s local industries for over 60 years.

“We needed to further position ourselves as a leading force in the industry within our Pennsylvania marketplace. With the addition of Technic, TBS will further solidify its position as the most advanced technology service provider available,” said Chris Falzett, vice president of sales for TBS.

Paul Falzett, CEO

“It is clear our customers are changing and expect more from their vendors,” Paul Falzett, Topp Business Solutions CEO, said. “Many of our current copier customers have expressed interest in having one provider to handle both their print and IT services needs and having the Technic team join us will certainly help us deliver on those customer expectations.”

TBS President Bill Truchan, an expert in the field of mergers and acquisitions, seeks to create further expansion for the company in the near future.

TBS looks forward to the new relationship with Technic customers and anticipates continued growth that fulfills the TBS mission created by Angelo Falzett in 1957: Give people quality products at a fair price, provide prompt, courteous service, and develop long-term relationships with your customers.

Novatech Branches into San Antonio

Novatech, a nationwide managed office provider, has announced expansion into San Antonio, Texas.

Dan Cooper, Novatech

“The expansion into San Antonio supports our nationwide growth goals and business roadmap for 2021,” said Novatech CEO Dan Cooper.

“This strategic move emphasizes our focus and commitment to the Texas market,” said David Coffman, marketplace vice president-west, Novatech. “As one of the fastest-growing states in the country, we want to ensure ample coverage for our clients and also leverage the incredible talent pool of tech professionals as we augment our local team.”

Another exciting piece of news tied to Novatech’s enhanced San Antonio presence is the announcement of a new dedicated specialist for the United Laser division of Novatech in San Antonio.

“We’re very excited to add local United Laser representation in Texas,” said Chris Peebles, president, United Laser Division, Novatech. “This adds an incredible layer of support for United Laser clients in the rapidly growing market of Texas.”

Additionally, United Laser announced the opening of a new facility in Greenville–Spartanburg South Carolina.

“The decision to expand in Greenville–Spartanburg was a logical step in our 2021 growth strategy,” Peebles said. “Not only will it enhance our ability to service current customers locally but also fortify our nationwide model and the Novatech Managed Office vision.”


About Novatech
Founded in 1998, Novatech Inc. is a nationwide business technology provider. The company eliminates the need for multiple managed service providers, hardware dealers and software integrators. Offering a full Managed Office portfolio, Novatech simplifies and streamlines the technology experience for today’s business, by bringing together managed IT, managed print, managed cloud and managed security solutions all under one umbrella.

About United Laser
Founded in 2003 by industry veteran Chris Peebles, United Laser is a nationwide Managed Print Services provider. In 2020 United Laser was acquired by Novatech, Inc. an industry leader for business technology across the United States. United Laser operates as a stand-alone division within Novatech and is led by Chris Peebles.