Walpar, LLC based in Birmingham, Alabama, is a leading designer and fabricator of engineered highway signage structures and other large scale, highly-engineered fabricated metal structures.  Walpar’s structures hold traditional road signage, variable message electronic signage, traffic cameras and other safety and instructional equipment.  Walpar has completed projects for its customer base of specialty road sub-contractors and large interstate prime contractors in over 40 states.  Walpar is known for its exceptional engineering and design capability, project management acumen, customer focus, quality and on-time performance.  Recapitalized by Rock Gate Partners and existing shareholders in July 2009.


Whitewater Brands, headquartered in Boise, Idaho, is the holding company for four B2B omni-channel marketing and distribution entities serving the automotive collision and mechanical repair, automotive dealership, trucking and veterinary industries.  Acquired by Rock Gate Partners in August 2012.

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Auto Body Toolmart, based in Elgin, Illinois, is a manufacturer and distributor of equipment, tools and supplies to auto body repair shops, technical schools and automotive enthusiasts.   The company’s 83,000 customers benefit from a 23,000-product offering that ranges from hand tools to paint booths.  Under the Champ Products brand, Auto Body Toolmart manufactures a proprietary line of auto body and frame straightening equipment, pulling clamps, chains, body dollies, portable paint stations, automotive rotisseries and equipment carts – each Made in the USA.


Collision Services, Inc. based in Hudson, Iowa, provides innovative auto body repair products to independent shops and multi-shop operations.  Collision Services is a one-stop provider of specialized auto body equipment and tools, as well as workflow and productivity management products and marketing aids.  The Company has served the collision repair industry for over 30 years and has over 10,000 customers.


I/D/E/A, Inc., based in Boise, Idaho, offers an array of marketing and promotional materials, tools, equipment and consumable supplies to the collision repair and automotive repair industries.  I/D/E/A creates products and develops specialized solutions that generate sales for its customers, as well as improve processes, scheduling and workflow throughout customers’ repair operations.


Sid Savage, Inc. based in Taylor, Michigan, is a leading omni-channel marketer of promotional, administrative and lot management products to the automotive dealer industry.  Sid Savage began operations over three decades ago, and has succeeded by focusing on a singular objective for its customers - to “Drive Your Dealership to Higher Profits®”.  The Company was acquired by Whitewater Brands in 2015.


Sole Source, based in Boise, Idaho, markets specialty printed promotional materials and related products to the veterinary, collision repair, mechanical repair, trucking and construction industries.  Since 1989 Sole Source has provided its clients with a creative collection of award winning designs and highest quality of service in the market.

"Rock Gate delivered as promised, from indication of interest to letter of intent through closing and post-closing. They were fair, pragmatic and focused on the bigger picture while not hesitating to dive into the details. Throughout the process, it was also clear their integrity and concern for the well-being of management and employees was very important."

John Trimberger
Former Owner of IDEA, Inc. and Collision Services, Inc.
(now Whitewater Brands)