MARIETTA, Ga. — Coolray, a leading Atlanta-based provider of heating, cooling, and plumbing services, has announced its partnership with The Wrench Group, an alliance of four top home services companies in the United States with the support of Investcorp, a leading provider and manager of alternative investment products.

The Wrench Group, formed by Coolray in Atlanta, Berkeys in Dallas, Abacus in Houston, and Parker and Sons in Phoenix, will provide essential home maintenance and repair services, including HVAC, plumbing, and electrical services. Each of the companies hold a significant market share in their metropolitan areas, all of which are expanding home services markets. Combined, the four companies in The Wrench Group represent over $150 million in 2015 revenues.

The Wrench Group plans to utilize Investcorp’s expertise and resources to help accelerate growth through acquisitions in new major metropolitan markets while continuing to focus on strong organic growth in existing geographies. The group will target top tier home services companies who currently enjoy excellent branding, sustained growth, and superior operations in Wrench’s target markets.

Coolray CEO Ken Haines said, “Great local companies are made of great leaders and great employees. Keeping local branding intact, we remain focused on providing the best service to our customers, ensuring the same focus on fast, expert service, backed by leading edge warranties and guarantees across our well known Atlanta brands, including Coolray, Mr. Plumber, and BriteBox.”

Haines added, “This move will allow us to take the lessons learned by the best home services companies in the nation and expand our footprint and revenue to new metropolitan cities where we see great opportunity.”

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Publication date: 3/16/2016

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