Doonan Specialized Trailer Acquired by Hoffman Family of Companies

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Hoffmann Family of Companies Expands Its Portfolio with the Acquisition of Doonan Specialized Trailer

(Trailer Technician) – In a significant move underscoring Hoffmann Family of Companies’ (HFOC) commitment to manufacturing and continued growth, the organization has successfully acquired Doonan Specialized Trailer, LLC (Doonan)—a renowned custom semi-trailer manufacturer based in Great Bend, Kansas.

With a distinguished history spanning five decades, Doonan has become synonymous with excellence in designing and producing specialized trailers tailored to the unique requirements of owner-operators.

Doonan has established a robust network of over 57 dealer locations across North America, making it a key player in the transportation industry. The company’s focus on delivering high-quality, custom-designed products with features and options unmatched by high-volume manufacturers sets it apart in the market.

“As we continue to grow our network, our venture with Doonan is an affirmation of our belief in the future of American Manufacturing,” said Geoff Hoffmann, Co-CEO at Hoffmann Family of Companies. “Doonan is a great fit for the Hoffmann Family of Companies, and we have tremendous confidence in the proven management team and the positive culture fostered throughout the company. We are excited for our future success as the team continues to operate and expand the business.”

Mike Ruddle, Vice President of Operations at Doonan, and Kelly Zecha, National Dealer Manager / Application Specialist, will both continue to play pivotal roles post-close, ensuring a seamless transition and continuity in serving customers with excellence.

“We are thrilled to be joining the Hoffmann Family of Companies to expand on the success of Doonan built over the past 50 years,” said Mike Ruddle, VP of Operations at Doonan Specialized Trailer.

The Doonan acquisition expands HFOC’s presence in the transportation sector, building on the 2021 purchase of Texas Bragg Trailers, based in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. Established in 1977, Texas Bragg Trailers offers a selection of trailers through their expansive dealer network in 21 states.

About Hoffmann Family of Companies:

The Hoffmann Family of Companies (HF Companies), a multi-vertical family-owned company consisting of over 100 national brands, employs 9,000 global employees with businesses located in 30 countries and 250 locations around the world. The HF Companies’ verticals include Aviation, Agriculture, Financial Services, Hospitality, Business & Professional Services, Industrial, Marine, Media & Marketing, Real Estate, and Transportation. For more information, visit:

About Doonan Specialized Trailer:

Established in 1973, Doonan Specialized Trailer has been at the forefront of designing and building specialized trailers, including custom flatbeds, drop decks, double drops, oilfield trailers, extendibles and RGN lowbeds. The company’s commitment to delivering “Best in Class” solutions through its extensive Dealer Network further emphasizes its dedication to meeting the specialized needs of owner operators. Learn more at