IRVINE, Calif. - GreenHomes America, a national provider of home performance contracting (HPC), signed a franchise agreement with Hayward, Calif.-based ABC Cooling and Heating Services Inc.

With the addition of ABC’s multiple locations in northern California, GreenHomes America is now able to provide HPC service to more regions of the state, where homeowner and government demand for energy efficiency and green home improvements is a growing trend.

ABC is a 55-year-old HVAC enterprise with offices in Hayward and Fresno and more than 40 employees. Over the past 10 years, it has helped more than 100,000 homeowners in the San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley, and the Central San Joaquin Valley Region.

“We are always looking for better ways to serve our customers, and HPC provides us with a new offering that will make them more comfortable, energy efficient, and help them save money on their utility bills. And because GreenHomes is the industry leader and has already developed a complete business system, we anticipate a quick start-up and early success,” said ABC owner and president Jerry Unruh.

“Mostly, I’m excited to be growing the business and creating new jobs with the anticipated growth of HPC despite the economy. HPC is the next evolution of our industry and I’m proud to be a part of it.”

Publication date: 08/02/2010