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Investing in Your Legacy
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With a wealth of experience exceeding 60 years, we recognize the effort and dedication you have invested in building a legacy for your community and family. Allow us to collaborate with you as you navigate the transition from business ownership to the next phase of your life, all while preserving the values that you have established.

About Us

Fresh Water Ventures is a private equity fund based in Michigan that specializes in acquiring and running small rural businesses worth $1mm to $3mm. We fill a need for "Transition Capital," assisting small business owners entering their next stage of life by keeping the business local, protecting their legacy, and developing the next generation of leaders.


Our approach is centered on building strong partnerships with sellers, providing them with a fair market value for their business, and developing a long-term growth plan. Fresh Water Ventures leverages our expertise in employee development to build the next generation of leaders. We emphasize employee engagement through transparency, planning and a robust benefits offering.


Our unique focus on local businesses allows us to maintain a community-centric approach that helps preserve the legacy and culture of the businesses we acquire. This approach has proven successful, as we have a track record of profitably managing these businesses and driving growth.

Fresh Water Ventures is a private equity firm investing in niche areas most investors ignore.

Meet the Team

Peter, one of the owners
Peter Bottini
Jeff, one of the oweners
Jeff Matzen
Jack, one of the FWV Team members
Jack Murphy

Portfolio Company Overview

H&H Custom-Made Vinyl serves to provide the highest quality of products built with trust, loyalty, and gold standard customer service.

Born and raised in Northern Indiana, Ryan and Mitch Harrington have spent over 20 years in the fencing and decking industry learning and developing the best brand standards and are now proud to launch H&H Custom-Made Vinyl Fencing to serve the fencing and decking needs of Northern Indiana.

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From Repair to Installation -
Kidder Heating & Cooling Experts Have You Covered

Kidder Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., is a MI Heating, Cooling, Air Conditioning, and furnace repair, service, replacement, and maintenance Company serving the Greater Calhoun County area. Kidder Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. employs only the best technicians for air conditioner repairs and furnace repairs, as well as all air conditioner replacements, furnace replacements, and boiler replacements.

We design, fabricate & install the highest quality fencing & decking

At Ranch Life, we know our customers are the kind of people who want to take time to enjoy their outdoor spaces. A great fence or deck are the foundational elements to every great outdoor space. In a world where there are so many products, plans, contractors, designers, etc, we strive to provide quality product within a stress free process.

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America's Experts in High Frequency Drives for High Speed Motors and Spindles

SPINDEL Electronics is a reputable choice for high frequency drives in the industry due to their extensive experience since 1986. They have worked with various manufacturers and accumulated a lifetime of knowledge. The company specializes in applications with low inductance high speed motors and ensures that new applications work flawlessly.

Portfolio Company Success Stories

Throughout the acquisition process, the team was communicative and responsive, providing regular updates and answering all of my questions in a timely manner. 

- Ryan Harrington

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I appreciate what the Fresh Water team brings to the table and am excited to work with them on the next chapter of Kidder Heating & Air Conditioning.

-Bryan Kidder

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I appreciate the Fresh Water team's commitment to our customers and employees and their strong desire to work on growing the Ranch Life Plastics business.

-Wayne Peek

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Latest News


New Pe Firm To Target Small Manufacturers in Rural Michigan Markets


Fresh Water Ventures Acquires Grand Rapids Firm Spindel Electronics

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Fresh Water Ventures Acquires Ranch Life Plastics


Fresh Water Ventures Acquires Kidder Heating & Air Conditioning

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Get in Touch

7600 McCain Rd

Parma, MI 49269

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