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March 15, 2011: ARS/Rescue Rooter Acquires McCarthy Services

March 15, 2011
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. - ARS®/Rescue Rooter®, a privately held, nationwide provider of air conditioning, heating, plumbing, insulation, radiant barrier, and ventilation services, has announced the acquisition of the assets of Washington, D.C.-based McCarthy Services.

McCarthy Services provides plumbing, heating, and air conditioning services and has been in business more than 20 years. The company is one of the largest HVAC and plumbing service providers in the greater D.C. area, with facilities in Alexandria, Va., and Gaithersburg, Md.

“We have long had an interest in building on our historic strength in the Washington, D.C., area, while patiently being very particular about who we developed a relationship to expand with,” said Scott Kacic, east division vice president for ARS/Rescue Rooter. “We are very happy to have found the right partner in Dan McCarthy. Our partnership with McCarthy Services allows us to further expand our residential/commercial HVAC and plumbing services to the region’s residents and our neighbors.”

McCarthy Services will continue to be managed by its founder and owner, Dan McCarthy. The business will also maintain the name McCarthy Services for the near term.

“McCarthy Services has always been a family business focusing on customer service. ARS/Rescue Rooter values the same ideals and, now, with their support, we will be able to provide even more advantages to our current customers, employees, and new customers,” said McCarthy.

ARS/Rescue Rooter, headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., noted that it has been expanding the ARS/Rescue Rooter Network nationally through organic growth and acquisitions since 2006.

“McCarthy Services is our first acquisition in the Washington, D.C., market. We continue to seek additional opportunities to partner with entrepreneurs who share our commitment to total customer satisfaction in the home services industry,” said Dave Slott, president and chief operating officer of American Residential Services L.L.C. “We partnered with Dan McCarthy because of his experience, commitment to his employees, and dedication to his customers. We are pleased to incorporate his team into our network of outstanding businesses.”

ARS/Rescue Rooter, a company of American Residential Services L.L.C., provides air conditioning, heating, indoor air quality, attic insulation, radiant barrier and ventilation, plumbing, drain cleaning, and sewer line services across the United States. For more information, visit www.ars.com.

Publication date: 03/14/2011

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