Kin Capital


Kin Capital

Investments in Building Materials

Since its founding, Kin Capital Partners has become a leading private equity investment firm focused on the U.S. building material manufacturing industry. We are fortunate to have partnered and achieved mutual success with some of the most talented entrepreneurs in the custom iron and wood door and window industries. In turn, we’re proud to have played a part in building a number of the fastest-growing and most progressive independent manufacturers, dealers, and service providers in the building materials industry spanning the Southern half of the United States.

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The KIN Capital Advantage


Entrepreneurs cannot make great companies without great people. We focus on helping our employees to maximize their potential in life, helping them succeed through pay, benefits, coaching, and advancement opportunities unparalleled in the industry. And we always look for opportunities to promote from within.


Our operational and growth success are achieved by targeting thriving companies that have hit a growth ceiling for their investment and expertise. We work with each founder to develop a plan for what can get the company to the next level, and then we deploy the time, talent, technology, and investments to turn the founder’s dream into a lasting legacy.


We know business! We have extensive experience in mergers & acquisitions, accounting, business growth strategy and operational logistics. Leveraging that team and experience, we are able to work on the business, not just in it, and we achieve what the founders dreamed of but were never able to reach on their own.

Solid Results Through
Experienced Leadership

We are known for deep expertise in the building products industry, with more than a decade of investments in a wide range of companies, from custom manufactured wood products to iron doors and many more.

Through KIN’s model of exclusive lower middle-market building industry focus, strong alignment of vision and interests with proven operating partners, and prudent risk and reward assessment, KIN has achieved exceptional investment performance over the past decade.

Rooted in the Southeast

Kin Capital Partners is a boutique investment firm located in Louisiana focused on investing in private companies all over the United States. Our target sectors are specialty manufacturing, distribution and building materials. We invest growth equity via majority acquisitions and recapitalizations in established companies alongside motivated, entrepreneurial owners and managers seeking measurable growth of their business.

Each of our principals has a history of investing and operating in the Southeast, and we are proud to call it home. More importantly, we are intent on providing a reliable, trusted, and local source of equity capital to the talented business owners and entrepreneurs we work with.

Our Companies

The Kin Capital Team

Jude David, JD, DCL, MBA Chief Executive Officer
Jude David is Chief Executive Officer of Kin Capital Partners. As a Louisiana native turned corporate attorney and investment banker, he is a passionate about helping business owners achieve organic growth while also strategically planning for an exit.

Jude's specialty is the art of the acquisition, focusing on finding the right buyer, negotiating a deal that creates maximum value for everyone involved, and setting business owners up for a lifetime of success after the sale. In doing so, Jude is able to strategically acquire similar or related businesses in transactions that are worth far more than the sum of the parts.
Erik Billet, CPA Chief Financial Officer
Erik Billet is Chief Financial Officer of Kin Capital Partners and Chief Executive Officer of our portfolio companies. Erik has spent over a decade in finance, sales and operations roles spanning a wide breadth of industries including banking, professional services, robotics, information technology, software and more.

Erik orchestrates and executes the operational changes necessary to drive growth throughout the Kin Capital family of companies.
Trenton Derouen, CPA Controller
Trenton “Trent” Derouen is the Controller for Kin Capital Partners and Stately Doors & Windows. He has worked over two decades as a corporate accountant in the states of Louisiana and Texas. His past work experience includes air transportation for the oil and gas industry, home building, real estate investment trusts, and the Lubricants Division of Shell Oil Products. He was born and raised in the Lafayette, Louisiana area, resided in Houston for 14 years, and currently lives in south Louisiana where he enjoys a joie de vivre for all things Cajun and Creole. His greatest joy in life comes from helping others in need and assisting friends and coworkers in their pursuit of professional excellence.

Trent manages the day-to-day activities of Kin Capital’s accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and treasury departments, as well as month end close and financial reporting.
Jim Helou EVP - Director of Sales
Jim Helou is Executive Vice President – Director of Sales for Stately Doors & Windows. As a consumer-focused sales executive, Jim has steered commercial strategy across multiple industries including automotive, footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories. As a supportive and empowering leader, Jim operates with a clear focus on fueling both individual and team success, while developing strategy, building consensus and mobilizing cross-functional teams to accelerate business growth.

Jim develops and guides the implementation of sales strategies that chart the path for Stately’s success.
John Frederick VP - Operations and Logistics
John Frederick is the Vice President of Operations and Logistics for Stately Doors & Windows. John brings more than 27 years of logistics, transportation and operational experience from companies including Walmart Supply Chain, Chewy and Ashley Furniture Industries. John’s career began with over two decades of experience on active duty in the US Army specializing in maintenance logistics and leading multi-site operations. Having worked in government, retail and wholesale spaces, John is a process-focused leader who is adept at solving complex operational problems. John leads the Stately Logistics division which serves at the backbone of Stately’s distribution and fulfillment operations while creating a sustainable and scalable platform for future growth.