MEMPHIS, Tenn — American Residential Services (ARS/Rescue Rooter), one of the nation's largest providers of residential HVAC and plumbing services, hired Andrew DeCastro as its senior vice president and head of corporate development.  

DeCastro will be responsible for the continued strategic growth of ARS, focusing on acquiring businesses across the U.S. and integrating them into the ARS network. DeCastro brings a wealth of merger and acquisition experience to ARS. He previously served as director of M&A and strategy at Summit Utilities Inc. Previously, he worked for 13 years at Connecticut-based HomeServe USA, starting as director of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and rising to executive vice president for corporate development, M&A, and business development.

“We are thrilled to have someone with Andrew’s breadth of experience join the ARS/Rescue Rooter executive team,” said Scott Boose, CEO, ARS/Rescue Rooter. “Andrew embraces our strategic vision to enhance our national footprint and will play a critical role in the future of ARS/Rescue Rooter as we expand our family of companies.”

ARS/Rescue Rooter has been steadily growing over the last several years through a combination of strong organic growth and by acquiring HVAC, plumbing, and electrical service companies in local markets throughout the country. The privately owned company operates a network of more than 70 locally-managed service centers in 24 states, with approximately 6,500 employees.  

“There are so many opportunities for ARS/Rescue Rooter to expand in our existing markets and branch into new markets,” said DeCastro. “I am looking forward to working closely with business owners who wish to join a national network that will allow them to provide enhanced services for their customers while maintaining a strong local presence.”

DeCastro received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Hamilton College and earned his MBA from the Babson F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business. He serves as treasurer of the executive board for the Clarke School for Hearing and Speech and volunteers as an assistant hockey coach for Bay State Breakers Hockey and as an assistant baseball, soccer and hockey coach for the Town of Duxbury, Mass. He lives in Duxbury with his wife and two children. For more information,