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Littlejohn & Co. Provides Strategic, Minority Capital Investment to Support Great Day Improvements’ Acquisition of ELM Home & Building Solutions

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Littlejohn Has Been a Strategic Partner of Great Day Since 2021

GREENWICH, Conn., June 21, 2024-- Littlejohn & Co., LLC (“Littlejohn”) announced today that it has made a significant minority preferred equity investment in Great Day Improvements (“Great Day”), a vertically integrated, direct-to-consumer provider of premium home improvement products. The proceeds from this structured capital investment will be used to support Great Day’s acquisition of ELM Home & Building Solutions, including its well-known brands, Englert® and LeafGuard®.

“We are pleased to expand our relationship with Great Day by supporting its continued growth initiatives, M&A, and strategic expansion as the company further develops into a leading direct-to-consumer home remodeling company,” said Steven Raich, Managing Partner at Littlejohn. “We look forward to leveraging our deep experience scaling home services businesses to help Great Day further execute on its proven growth plan.”

“Littlejohn has served as a trusted resource as we accelerate our strategic vision and we are grateful for their continued support in this exciting next step in our evolution,” said Ed Weinfurtner, Executive Chairman of Great Day. “We are pleased to have a partner in Littlejohn that understands and values our entrepreneurial mindset while providing robust resources for the continued growth of Great Day.”

Littlejohn’s partnership with Great Day began in 2021 when Great Day acquired Universal Windows Direct® and Champion Windows & Home Exteriors®. Since that time, Great Day has continued to scale through the opening of new branch locations and several complementary acquisitions.

Littlejohn’s structured capital provides flexible solutions that can be used for a range of purposes, including growth, M&A, shareholder liquidity, and recapitalizations, and along with the firm’s private equity and special situation activities provide a wide range of solutions to middle-market companies.

About Littlejohn & Co.

Littlejohn & Co. is a Greenwich, Connecticut-based investment firm focused on private equity and debt investments in growing middle-market industrial and services companies that can benefit from Littlejohn’s 25+ years of operational and sector expertise. With approximately $7.9 billion in regulatory assets under management, the firm seeks to build sustainable success for its portfolio companies through a disciplined approach to engineering change. For more information about Littlejohn, visit

About Great Day Improvements, LLC.

Headquartered in Macedonia, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, Great Day Improvements is a vertically integrated, direct-to-consumer provider of premium home improvement products. Great Day’s family of brands includes Patio Enclosures®, Champion Windows and Home Exteriors®, Universal Windows Direct®, Apex Energy Solutions®, Stanek Windows®, Hartshorn Custom Contracting, Your Home Improvement Company, Home Performance Alliance, K Designers, LeafGuard®, Englert® and The Bath Authority. Great Day has an expanding workforce of 4,500 employees across 120 metropolitan markets throughout the United States. The company has been ranked as the fifth-largest home improvement company in the nation according to Qualified Remodeler’s Top 500 list and is among the fastest-growing private companies for a second consecutive year.

Nathaniel Garnick/Grace Cartwright
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(212) 257-4170

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