DALLAS - Home Solutions of America Inc., a provider of recovery, restoration, and rebuilding/remodeling services, announced that it has appointed Rick J. O'Brien to the positions of president and chief operating officer. O'Brien had previously been chief financial officer. The company also hired Jeffrey M. Mattich as chief financial officer to replace O'Brien in his former role. Mattich joins Home Solutions from Baker Distributing Company Inc., a subsidiary of Watsco Inc.

"Due to the significant growth of our business, we believe our company will benefit from Rick assuming the day to day operating responsibilities, while I focus on more long term strategic objectives," said Frank Fradella, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Home Solutions. "Since joining the company three years ago, Rick has played an instrumental role in helping the company grow through a series of acquisitions and financings we have completed. I am also pleased to welcome Jeff to our management team."

While at Baker Distributing, Mattich was vice president of its United States Central Division. Baker Distributing distributes HVAC products in the U.S., including brands such as Carrier, Whirlpool, and Honeywell.

Home Solutions is a provider of recovery, restoration, and rebuilding/remodeling services to commercial and residential areas that are prone to flooding, hurricanes, tornados, fires, or other naturally occurring and repetitive weather related emergencies, and/or experiencing robust housing development. The company has operations in California, Texas, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina through its five subsidiaries, Cornerstone Building and Remodeling, Southern Exposure, P.W. Stephens, Home Solutions Restoration of Louisiana, and Fiber Seal Systems.

For more information on Home Solutions, visit www.homcorp.com.

Publication date: 01/30/2006