Cape Destinations acquired ElizaJ Portable Restrooms from founder and president Eliza J. Kendall on Sept. 14.
Kendall started ElizaJ with her husband Ronnie in 1997. After Ronnie’s passing last year, Kendall decided it was time to sell the business she built with her husband.
“Ronnie and I had always been a husband-and-wife team. It became so difficult when he passed to continue to operate without him,” said Kendall. “It was very exciting to see the business we put our heart and soul into go to another husband-and-wife-team who put their hearts and souls into their business. It was the perfect solution.”
Cape Destinations was founded in 1998 by Peggy Garrahan and Jay Kavanaugh and has grown into Cape Cod’s most diverse transportation company with more than 100 vehicles and employing more than 75 people. One of Cape Destinations specialty areas is wedding transportation. Acquiring Eliza-J was a natural fit enabling the company, Garrahan said, to offer additional services to their wedding couples. In an effort to learn the business and keep any customer interruptions to a minimum, Cape Destinations started working with ElizaJ earlier this year and have been delivering the ElizaJ portable restrooms all summer to weddings and events.
“It’s exciting to find another business with similar values as ours to add to our services. Like Eliza, Jay and I are both focused on first-rate customer service with high quality equipment. And to keep a local Cape Cod business in the hands of Cape Codders is so important. We look forward to carrying on the traditions of excellence established by Eliza and Ronnie.” said Garrahan.