MEMPHIS, Tenn. — American Residential Services (ARS/Rescue Rooter), a provider of residential heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), and plumbing services, announced it has acquired ESCO Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing, and Electric in Salt Lake City, Utah. ESCO Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing, and Electric has been serving residential customers in the greater Salt Lake City and Park City areas since 1977.

"As Mark Baker and I were looking into the future for our company, finding the right partner was extremely important to us," said Brian Templin, ESCO president. "ARS/Rescue Rooter, as the largest operator of HVAC and plumbing businesses in the country, has a proven track record of acquiring and integrating companies like ours and offers us access to many centers of excellence in areas such as recruitment, marketing, and operations. Keeping the local culture and brand while allowing our teams to be part of a national organization providing opportunities for advancement across the United States seems like the best of both worlds to us."

"Acquiring ESCO Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Electrical is consistent with our strategic vision for continued growth in the West," said Scott Boose, CEO, ARS/Rescue Rooter. "I'm pleased to have the team join the ARS network. Their dedication to customers along with years of experience in the industry will be a successful partnership for our company."