A. O. Smith was recently awarded the Strategic Partner of the Year award by Nexstar Network.
The business-development and best-practices organization for independent home service plumbing, heating, air conditioning and electrical professionals has over 580 member contractors and 114 partners in the U.S. and Canada. Since 2013, A. O. Smith has been a partner of Nexstar’s strategic partner program.
Program will provide “families in need with the fresh start they deserve”
October 3, 2016
Enercare Inc. has announced the launch of the Enercare Fresh Start Program, a new corporate social responsibility program designed to help families transitioning between temporary shelters and a home of their own.
Company offers home maintenance and repair services, including HVAC, plumbing, and electrical
July 7, 2016
The Wrench Group announced that Ken Haines has been selected to lead the company and will assume the role of chief executive officer. Haines was formerly the president and CEO of Atlanta’s Coolray Companies, one of Wrench’s four regional brands. The company will be headquartered in Marietta, Georgia.
Formed by Coolray in Atlanta, Berkeys in Dallas, Abacus in Houston, Parker and Sons in Phoenix
March 16, 2016
Coolray, a leading Atlanta-based provider of heating, cooling, and plumbing services, has announced its partnership with The Wrench Group, an alliance of four top home services companies in the United States with the support of Investcorp, a leading provider and manager of alternative investment products.
Acquisition would give Canadian firm access to the U.S. HVAC services market
March 14, 2016
Canadian home and commercial services company Enercare Inc., Toronto, is reported to have entered into an agreement to acquire Service Experts, a U.S. provider of HVAC services based in Plano, Texas. The purchase price is said to be $340.75 million.
Combination to provide whole home solutions for customers
December 7, 2015
Direct Energy®, one of North America’s leading energy and energy-related services providers, has combined its residential and home services divisions to create a single division, called Direct Energy Home™. The new division will focus on serving customers’ entire home, including providing energy and services, and more.
Purchase gives company about 14,000 new home services customers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire
July 10, 2015
Direct Energy®, one of North America’s leading energy, commercial retail energy, and energy-related services providers, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire all the assets of an appliance rental company based in the northeast United States for $4.5 million.
In this issue of The NEWS, we focus on the Internet of Things and its effect on the HVAC industry, examining its impact on the skilled trades labor shortage, on cybersecurity, and on the popularity of self-healing buildings.