CHICAGO — P1 Service Group announced that it has partnered with Essig Plumbing & Heating of Reading, Pennsylvania, expanding its reach to the Mid-Atlantic region. Since opening its doors in 1938, Essig Plumbing & Heating, a Nexstar member, has been available in Eastern Pennsylvania for HVAC service and plumbing repairs.

P1 Service Group's partnership with Essig Plumbing & Heating has empowered Essig to better serve more homeowners throughout the ReadingBerks County, and Lehigh County areas without interruption and has made it possible for the company to remain a third-generation family-run business.

"Our partnership with Essig is a perfect example of what P1 Service Group is all about," said P1 CEO Jeff Belk. "Our mission is to value people first and enhance the lives of home service company owners and their team members. We believe that when we care about people first, success follows."

When Essig Plumbing & Heating President Steve Essig started his journey to find a trustworthy organization that would not only help his company grow but also consider and support the needs of the people on his team, he said he was left feeling frustrated. He explained that many of the potential partners he met with only cared about the financial aspect and not the people who work for him.

But, with P1 Service Group, he said his experience was different. In making his decision, Essig said he credited the P1 leadership team's vision and philosophy of serving HVAC, plumbing, and electrical companies as a true partner that consults, provides coaching, supports training, and genuinely seeks to create a better experience for all employees.

"I was not looking to be acquired, I was looking for a true partner and I found that in P1 Service Group," Essig said. "Their commitment to stand beside their partners and provide them with the backing they need to be successful while also considering the needs of their people is unique in today's culture, and the difference it has made for our team at Essig is tremendous."