NEWARK, Del. — Strikepoint Group Holdings (SGH), formerly Horizon Group Holdings, a home services companies, announced it has expanded its presence across the South Florida market with three acquisitions: IERNA Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing; Mr. AC Cooling & Heating; and Sansone Air Conditioning.
IERNA Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing
SGH announced that it is expanding its growing presence in the Tampa market through the recent acquisition of IERNA Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing, a residential HVAC and plumbing contractor serving communities throughout Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk and Northern Pinellas Counties. SGH currently owns and operates several other brands in the Greater Tampa Bay area, including Pinellas Comfort Systems, Performance Air Conditioning, Electrical, and Plumbing, and Paradise Air.
Since 2003, IERNA’s Heating & Cooling — a local, family-owned-and-operated, full-service HVAC and plumbing contractor — has strived to provide customers with excellent service for a fair and reasonable price. Operating with a strong commitment to customer service, IERNA’s certified team of professionals are licensed to perform repair, service, and maintenance on all makes and models of HVAC equipment.
“Over the years, our business has grown as we’ve established long-term, trusting relationships with our customers and local communities we serve. No matter what heating, cooling or plumbing service is required, we always put the customers first,” said Charlene Irena. “This partnership will allow us to continue doing what we do best — and we are confident that Strikepoint has the expertise to take IERNA to the next level.”
IERNA has secured numerous industry certifications, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and North American Technician Excellence (NATE). Charlie Haines, CEO of SGH, said his company is excited to welcome a well-known brand like IERNA to its Tampa offering.
“With this acquisition, our goal is to continue providing exceptional customer service while remaining a local employer of choice for those who work in the home services industry,” said Haines. “IERNA’s will make a great addition to the Strikepoint family of brands and will help to further solidify our leadership position in the greater Tampa Bay market.”
The addition of IERNA’s into the SGH portfolio of home services brands, which stretches from New England to Florida, is the 23rd deal since September 2020 for the company.
Mr. AC Cooling & Heating
SGH announced that it has acquired Mr. AC Cooling & Heating, a residential and commercial HVAC company serving Florida’s Manatee County, Sarasota, Bradenton, and the surrounding area. The company will operate under SGH’s Elite Heating & Air brand, a leading Bradenton, Florida-area heating, cooling, and plumbing services company with more than 20 years of HVAC expertise.
Since 2015, Mr. AC Cooling & Heating has worked to provide customers with honest, transparent, and reliable service. Owner-operator Andy Naylor was first introduced to the HVAC business 15 years ago; he worked full time while learning the job and completing a certified course for AC and heating.
“After serving in the HVAC industry for more than a decade and saving many people from the Florida heat, Mr. AC Cooling & Heating was born,” said Naylor. “I credit a lot of hard work and my wonderful team for helping to grow this business into what it is today. I know that Strikepoint shares these values, which is why I chose to partner with Strikepoint to take the business and our employees to the next level.”
Charlie Haines, CEO of SGH, said his company is excited about having a strong brand like Mr. AC Cooling & Heating to complement its Florida portfolio.
“We are thrilled that Andy chose us to carry on his legacy of service throughout Manatee County,” said Charlie Haines, CEO of SGH. “Andy built an incredible business with an outstanding culture, and we’re excited to partner with Mr. AC while expanding our presence along Florida’s Gulf Coast.”The addition of Mr. AC Cooling & Heating into the SGH portfolio of home services brands, which stretches from New England to Florida, is the 24th acquisition since September 2020 for the company.
Sansone Air Conditioning
SGH announced that it has acquired Sansone Air Conditioning, a family-owned and operated air conditioning company headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida serving Palm Beach, Broward, St. Lucie, and Martin counties.
Since 1976, Sansone has operated as a family-owned company and is now run by the third and fourth generations. Originally started as the Sansone Corporation by Nicholas Sansone, the company credits its growth over the years to its record of customer trust, experienced service, and proven performance.
“Our comfort-focused mission and hands-on approach to customer service has differentiated us from other air conditioning contractors in the West Palm Beach and the surrounding areas,” said Anthony Pascucci, president of the company. “We are more than a typical contractor — we are a family that loves helping other families in our community. We’re excited that Strikepoint shares these values and our excitement for continued brand growth.”
Sansone has been recognized over the years with multiple industry honors, including being rated as the Top AC Service Company in Palm Beach in 2021. Sansone has also been awarded the Wounded Warrior 10 year Recognition Award.“It’s a pleasure to welcome Sansone to our elite family of brands,” said Charlie Haines, CEO of SGH. “Sansone’s hands-on leadership and management have helped Sansone to become one of South Florida’s largest and most successful home service companies – and we are privileged to have Sansone as part of our family of businesses."
The addition of Sansone into the SGH portfolio of home services brands, which stretches from New England to Florida is the 26th acquisition since September 2020 for the company.