PHOENIX — Kenneth Goodrich, CEO of US Peach LLC, a provider of HVAC and plumbing services under multiple brands, has announced the turnaround and sale of one of its portfolio companies, Phoenix-based Sonoran Air, to Mauro Calderon. Terms of the transaction were not released. Sonoran Air is a specialist in the installation of air conditioning systems for residential and commercial new construction projects.

“While residential new construction is not our core business, our team clearly understands and executes proven processes that generate results in any type of business,” said Goodrich. “Our turnaround methodology includes ‘start with the exit in mind,’ ‘harness the talent,’ ‘develop the blueprint,’ ‘define the true potential,’ and ‘accelerate performance.’ We were able to save a company that was on the verge of bankruptcy just 12 months earlier, return it to profitability, and create a successful financial outcome for the stakeholders. I am most proud of the fact that we were able to save more than 124 jobs, keep the heritage of the company alive, and position the company for future growth.”

With more than 30 years of experience in the HVAC industry, Goodrich has helped struggling businesses regain footing in the marketplace, restore employee and consumer confidence, and drive growth. Sonoran Air is on track to expand the scope of services and markets the company serves, and provide more jobs for the community and career opportunities for current team members.

“I am excited about the opportunity to lead such a talented team,” Calderon said. “For years, production and custom home builders have known Sonoran for our high installation quality, consistent construction schedule adherence, volume capacity, quality service, and reasonable prices. I look forward to continuing and enhancing this reputation for all of our new home builders, from the largest public companies to small local custom firms.”

US Peach LLC has current operations in Arizona, California, and Nevada, under the brands Goettl Air Conditioning, The Sunny Plumber, Honeybee AC, Walton’s Heating and Air Conditioning, and The Honest Plumber Heating & Air.

Publication date: 8/28/2015

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