MEMPHIS, Tenn. — American Residential Services (ARS), a national provider of air conditioning, heating, and plumbing services, has acquired the assets of Unique Air Services in Bradenton, Florida.

For over 40 years, Unique Air Services operated as a family-owned business in the greater Sarasota area, led by Adam and Matthew Montgomery, who said, “We are very pleased to be joining the ARS/Rescue Rooter Network because we share the same philosophies of delivering exceptional customer service while being an industry leading employer. We are excited about continuing to lead our team and taking our service to the next level, all backed by the strength of ARS’ national network.”

“We are honored and privileged to be partnering with Unique Air’s talented management team and dedicated employees, who share ARS’ vision of delivering a best-in-class customer experience,” said Dave Slott, president and chief operating officer of ARS.

Don Karnes, chief executive officer of ARS, added, “With this acquisition, ARS builds on its extensive presence in Florida, which includes Florida Home Air Conditioning of Jacksonville, Aspen Air Conditioning of Fort Lauderdale, along with ARS/Rescue Rooter of Tampa Bay, Orlando, Vero Beach, Ft. Myers, Ft. Walton Beach, and ARS of Miami. We are thrilled to have Unique Air Services join our family.”

ARS operates a network of 65 company-owned, locally-managed service locations spanning 22 states, with approximately 5,500 employees. The ARS/Rescue Rooter Network serves both residential and light commercial customers, providing HVAC, IAQ, plumbing, drain cleaning, sewer line, radiant barrier, and insulation services. For more information about ARS, visit

Publication date: 5/2/2016

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