MEMPHIS, TN--(Marketwired - Sep 5, 2014) - American Residential Services (ARS), a privately held nationwide provider of heating, air conditioning and plumbing services, announced today that it has acquired A.J. Perri. Based in Tinton Falls, NJ, A.J. Perri is a 43-year-old family-owned HVAC and plumbing business with a significant presence across the populous central and northern counties of the state.
Don Karnes, Chief Executive Officer of Memphis-based ARS, said, "A.J. Perri is an established, well-managed company with an attractive business mix, and we foresee considerable strategic benefits to ARS. The acquisition offers us not only entry into the lucrative New Jersey market but also a strong base for accelerating our expansion into adjacent northern markets."
Kevin Perri, General Manager for A.J. Perri, said, "We are impressed with the opportunities for growth that ARS will provide us, and as we work together to build the combined business, we are committed to furthering our shared goals of employee satisfaction and exceptional customer service."
"We are very pleased to be partnering with the talented management team of A.J. Perri to build the ARS platform," added Dave Slott, President and Chief Operating Officer of ARS. "This company is an excellent fit for us and we look forward to growing our presence in northern New Jersey and strengthening our network with the addition of their high-caliber employees."
American Residential Services LLC provides air conditioning, heating, indoor air quality, plumbing, drain cleaning and sewer line services across the United States. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, the company has approximately 5,000 employees.
ARS operates a network of more than 60 company-operated, locally managed service locations spanning 22 states. United by exceptional service, the ARS network serves both residential and light commercial customers through a knowledgeable team of trained specialists. Providing elevated service and ensuring the highest standards of quality, ARS has the experience to do any job right -- the first time, with all work fully guaranteed.
ARS was acquired by Charlesbank Capital Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm in April 2014.