Philadelphia, PA — County House Research, Inc. (CHR), a leading provider of in-court public records research in the mid-Atlantic region, announced that they have acquired Criminal Data Specialists (CDS) of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. The merger took effect on April 1, 2013. The CDS team will form County House Research’s fourth office, providing expanded coverage in Pennsylvania and adding new coverage areas in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Ohio.
“CDS is a family-run company with a reputation for excellence. Their strong family values and integrity make them an ideal fit for County House Research,” said B. Zimmerman, CHR’s President and CEO. “We are tremendously excited to be welcoming the CDS team to County House Research,” he noted.
Former CDS co-owner Chris Courtney and his wife Kristin Courtney will be retained, as will some other members of the CDS staff. Mr. Courtney, now an executive at County House Research, said of the merger, “I am delighted by the new opportunities this merger offers. I think the industry will be very interested in the new offerings we have in the works.”
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