Acquisitions

DISA Continues to Expand Capabilities, Expertise, and Geographic Reach with New Acquisitions


DISA Global Solutions continues to expand into new geographies across North America while adding subject matter expertise and building a broader array of services to best serve the growing and diverse needs of our customers. DISA has an enterprise-wide commitment to provide the most comprehensive and compliant employee screening services for highly regulated, safety-sensitive end markets. 

Drug and Alcohol Collections and Program Management

As part of our ongoing efforts to support our drug and alcohol testing customers in the Gulf Coast region, DISA has acquired two more companies with outstanding histories and long-standing market presence: Houston Medical Testing Services (HMTS) and Quality Control Testing (QCT).

The acquisitions of HMTS and QCT add three additional service centers to DISA’s growing network and strengthens our coverage in Houston, Conroe, and Port Lavaca, TX. Both of these companies provide full-service drug and alcohol testing services, specimen collections (in-house and mobile) as well as occupational health screening programs to thousands of loyal customers.

HMTS and QCT have more than 40 years’ combined experience managing DOT drug and alcohol testing programs, running consortiums, and providing occupational health services and support.

Moving forward, DISA will work with these collections sites to implement best practices, improve eCCF usability, optimize collection processes, add scheduling features for customers and contractors, as well as integrating closely with DISA’s systems to enhance the overall customer experience.

Additionally, DISA has acquired ComplyFirst, a well-respected TPA located in New Jersey. Since 2001, ComplyFirst has been partnering with customers both small and large, including many Fortune 500 companies, to safeguard their decision-making process. ComplyFirst operates in all 50 states, Canada, and Puerto Rico. ComplyFirst principally services the transportation industry by providing comprehensive solutions including drug and alcohol testing services, random program management, occupational health services, DOT physical exams, and additional complimentary services.

DISA is excited to add these reputable and experienced companies and their teams to the DISA family of companies.


Transportation Compliance

DISA’s strategic plan to grow, enhance, and optimize our transportation compliance offerings continues with the recent acquisitions of Interstate Registration Service, Inc. (IRS) and North Star Fleet Solutions, Inc. These two companies have over 50 years’ worth of experience focused on licensing, permitting, and working with tax compliance service bureaus throughout the U.S. and in Canada. DISA will leverage this expertise to provide customers with the best information, guidance, and localized customer service possible.

Additionally, DISA will integrate their proprietary fuel tax software which will result in improved operational efficiencies and customer experience.

IRS and North Star Fleet customers can now take advantage of the complete line of DISA solutions, saving time and resources by utilizing a single-source provider for drug and alcohol testing, background screening, occupational health screening, and DISA’s full array of customer-focused solutions.

John Peterson, CEO of DISA Global Solutions, adds, “DISA’s acquisition strategy continues to complement our strong organic growth, and these recent transactions provide further expertise, enhance our core competencies, expand our reach, and strengthen the DISA brand. We are excited to add these reputable companies to our growing enterprise and look forward to working with our new colleagues and customers!”


Houston Medical Testing Services

Acquired May 1, 2019

Founded in 1989, Houston Medical Testing Services (HMTS) has a location in central Houston and another in Conroe, Texas. They provide full-service drug and alcohol testing program management to companies primarily located in the Southwest Region of the country. They are accredited with DATIA (Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry and Association), run one of the largest and oldest FMCSA trucking consortiums, and have more than 30 years of experience providing specimen collections (in-house and mobile), program management, education, and training to a variety of end markets including municipalities and transit.

HMTS helps their customers comply with federally mandated program regulations. They also provide expertise and program management which may include multiple background screening options for non-mandated private companies, municipalities, and schools. HMTS offers more than 80 background screening service options to fit customers’ individual needs.


Interstate Registration Service (IRS)

Acquired May 1, 2019

Based in Grand Prairie, TX, IRS has served the trucking industry since 1974 with a singular focus of helping carriers with licensing and permitting to comply with state and federal regulations. 

IRS is another great addition to DISA’s Transportation Compliance Division. This company has served all of the NHRA pro class, drag racing champions since 1986, has carriers based in 40 different states, and works with owner-operators in more than 15 states.

Additionally, IRS boasts the largest outsourced fleet in the country and offers IFTA and Weight Distance permitting services, UCR registrations, titling and plate registrations, 2290 Heavy Highway Vehicle Tax, IRP registrations, and fuel & mileage tax reporting.


Quality Control Testing (QCT)

Acquired June 1, 2019

QCT was founded in 2005 with the goal of providing high-quality, premium service at affordable prices. 

For more than 14 years, QCT has been providing specimen collection (in-house and on-site) services, drug and alcohol program management, with drug and alcohol, occupational health services, background screening, as well as other additional related services. QCT works with customers to create safe work and school environments by raising individual responsibility through awareness, education, accountability, and training.

Located in Port Lavaca, Texas, QCT recently won the 2019 Best Safety Service in Calhoun County, an area that services several large refineries and contractor companies. This is a direct result of their customer service excellence, helping customers comply with their federally mandated program regulations, and being available 24-hours a day for on-site drug and alcohol testing services and training.


ComplyFirst

Acquired July 1, 2019

Located in Morganville, New Jersey, ComplyFirst has been developing protocols to meet their customers' specific employee screening needs since 2001. 

Operating in all 50 states, Canada, and Puerto Rico, ComplyFirst is a premier administrative service provider that works with industry leaders to meet safety and compliance needs, including drug and alcohol testing, background screening, medical screens, and other additional services.

ComplyFirst has a proven track record of customer loyalty and providing excellence in customer service, which closely aligns with DISA’s core values, and makes them an ideal fit to join the DISA team. Their bi-lingual staff works directly with customers to set up industry best practices that increase applicant success. ComplyFirst puts the right information in customer’s hands with streamlined result reporting, a secure web portal for all results, and consolidated invoicing from vendors.


North Star Fleet Solutions

Acquired July 1, 2019

Founded in 1998, North Star Fleet Solutions is a premium, compliance tax service bureau with the goal of simplifying the tax compliance process while offering customers a variety of services and resources. North Star Fleet is located in Calgary, Alberta and establishes a presence in Western Canada to complement DISA’s Eastern Canadian offices. Their participation in industry associations such as IFTA, NATSA, and AMTA, keeps them at the forefront of transportation compliance trends and legislative changes.

North Star Fleet is often relied upon by its customers to solve their hardest compliance challenges.

North Star Fleet’s dedicated team helps customers select exactly the right services to meet their compliance needs and provides full-service tax compliance and reporting solutions including IFTA fuel tax returns, mileage tax returns/permits, IRP permits, licensing and permitting, HVUT tax, and more.



About DISA

Founded in 1987, DISA is the industry-leading provider of employee screening and compliance services. Headquartered in Houston, with more than 30 offices throughout the U.S. and Canada, DISA’s comprehensive scope of services includes drug and alcohol testing, background screening, occupational health, and transportation compliance. DISA assists employers in making informed staffing decisions while building a culture of safety in their workplace.

For more information about how we can help you as a strategic compliance partner and an informed employer, call 1-800-752-6432 or email sales@disa.com.