Nashville’s A Head for Profit (AHFP) has acquired Chicago’s long-standing Stuever & Sons after the retirement of Owners Tom Stuever and his son Tim Stuever, AHFP recently announced. The acquisition was finalized in late-2022. Since 1946, Stuever & Sons has operated as a legacy draft beer line cleaning and servicing company for the restaurants, bars, and breweries of Chicagoland and beyond.
“The acquisition made a lot of sense to AHFP as they move into a market that is heavily reliant upon an outside service cleaning draft beer line for bars around town,” according to the announcement. “This is a service almost no bar owner wants to do themselves but must be done to maintain quality and cleanliness standards for draft beer being poured in their businesses.”
AHFP and Stuever & Sons also perform minor maintenance on the equipment while cleaning the lines to keep the system functioning properly.
“We are excited to be moving into the Chicago market, there is a lot we can learn here and a lot we can bring to the fine folks who own bars and restaurants in town,” Mark Rubenstein, AHFP CEO and a What Now Preferred Partner across multiple cities, said in a prepared statement. “We are industry experts, and we also partner with some of the most integral leaders in this industry. This acquisition just made sense to us.”
This is the second acquisition for A Head for Profits after Glacier-Design was acquired in 2020 out of Huntington Beach, CA.
A Head for Profits also operates regular service, sales, and line cleaning for all draft beer equipment in AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, MS, SC, TN, VA, and DC. Additionally, they sell and install beverage dispense equipment throughout the U.S.
“Draft beer, wine, and cocktails on tap along with other kegged beverage items meet the standards of 100 percent post-consumer recycling standards,” according to the announcement. “Kegs are 100 percent recycled beverage vessels because once a keg is empty, the distributor picks it up and simply cleans the keg before refilling it. This is just one reason why today’s consumers prefer draft beer.”
Beverages served from kegs are more profitable for bars and restaurants, says Rubenstein. “The product served stays fresher, and the consistency served to guests is there as well.”