PHOENIX - ARS®/Rescue Rooter®, a privately held, nationwide provider of heating, air conditioning, and plumbing services, has acquired Tempe, Ariz.-based Goettl Air Conditioning® through its parent company, American Residential Services L.L.C.

“We are committed to being the category leader by creating a national network of the best HVAC contractors dedicated to exceptional service and employee satisfaction,” said Dave Slott, ARS/Rescue Rooter president and chief operating officer. “Goettl’s history of demonstrating their commitment to service and employee satisfaction coincides with our vision, and we look forward to continuing our growth through the addition of quality service providers and staff nationwide.”

Founded in 1939, Goettl has installed numerous air conditioning and heating systems designed to operate in the harsh climate of the Southwest, and is well known in Arizona for its service. The company has been voted as one of the top HVAC contractors in the state and specializes in residential design, commercial design, and installation for new and custom home construction, as well as home additions and remodels. Goettl also offers a full line of indoor air quality products and accessories, in addition to its Gold Key Service Plan.

Dan Burke, former Goettl president, will lead the company, while Jason Fairfield and John Burke will continue in leadership roles, retaining their current staff and working from their existing headquarters in Tempe. Goettl will maintain its brand name, operating as part of the national ARS/Rescue Rooter network.

To build on the acquisition, ARS/Rescue Rooter plans to revive the locally recognized Goettl line of air conditioning equipment, a brand built for use in the Southwest environment.

“Almost 70 years ago, Goettl introduced air conditioning to the Phoenix area and has since grown to be one of Arizona’s leading air conditioning contractors,” said Ken Goodrich, ARS/Rescue Rooter Southwest division vice president. “The Goettl team brings a new dimension in engineering and industry insight, and we are proud to have them as part of the ARS/Rescue Rooter family. We look forward to growing our presence in Arizona with a continued focus on superior service.”

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Publication date:07/21/2008