ARS/Rescue Rooter expands HVAC service into Northern California


ARS®/Rescue Rooter®, a privately held, nationwide provider of air conditioning, heating and plumbing services, announced today the purchase of the Residential Services Division of Beutler Corporation and the formation of a strategic alliance between the two companies in Northern California.

Beutler, one of the nation’s leading residential HVAC new construction contractors, will continue to provide new construction HVAC installations.  ARS®/Rescue Rooter® is expanding the residential cooling and heating service and replacement business under the brand name Beutler Air Conditioning Services, an ARS®/Rescue Rooter® Company.  

“This acquisition allows us to enter into air conditioning and heating services in the attractive Northern California market with a significant existing customer base built upon the superior brand equity that Beutler has developed over the past 60 years,” said Dave Slott, ARS®/Rescue Rooter® president and chief operating officer.  

This strategic alliance is designed to optimize the strengths of each entity, thus providing the area’s most comprehensive HVAC service including, residential new construction, warranty, replacement, enhancement and maintenance services.

“Our companies are an ideal fit.  Our teams worked together to explore mutually beneficial opportunities in this challenging economy,” said Kenneth Goodrich, ARS®/Rescue Rooter® southwest division vice president. “We are excited about our entry into Northern California and look forward to perfecting these types of strategic alliances nationwide.”

ARS®/Rescue Rooter® and Beutler will both work from Beutler’s existing Sacramento headquarters and will immediately begin hiring expert technicians and staff.

“We can’t imagine a better company to partner with in order to strengthen and expand the Beutler brand presence,” said Rick Wylie, president of Beutler Corporation.  “Whether new or existing customers, this powerful alliance is good news for everyone in the Northern California market.” 

“We are building a nationwide HVAC and plumbing footprint by continuing to add quality service providers such as Beutler,” said Don Karnes, ARS®/Rescue Rooter® chief executive officer. “Rick and his team coincide very well with our strategic vision to be the premier service provider and the premier employer in the HVAC and plumbing service industries.”

About ARS

ARS provides air conditioning, heating, indoor air quality, plumbing, drain cleaning and sewer line services across the United States. Based in Memphis, Tenn., American Residential Services L.L.C. has approximately 4,000 employees. 

ARS operates a network of more than 60 company operated, locally managed service locations spanning 24 states and the District of Columbia. 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. 

The company is growing nationwide, both organically and through acquisitions, with recent acquisitions including: Conway Services in Memphis, TN; Dallas-based Efficient Attic Systems; Air-Trol Heating and Air Conditioning of Indianapolis; Atlanta-based Universal Heating and Cooling; Heating and Air Conditioning Services of Boston; and 24/7 Service Corporation of Las Vegas, which operates Yes! Air Conditioning, Yes! Plumbing and Sunset Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning. 

American Residential Services L.L.C. is owned by CI Capital Partners LLC, Royal Palm Capital Partners Inc., and management. CI Capital Partners LLC,, is a New York-based private equity firm. Royal Palm Capital Partners Inc.,, is a private equity investment and management firm and, through its affiliates, the owner of publicly and privately held companies. 

About Beutler Corporation

Beutler Corporation is among the largest residential new construction heating and air conditioning companies in the United States with three locations throughout Northern California. For over 60 years, Beutler has set the standard as an innovative industry leader that has developed several patented products and comfort solutions to benefit their customers. Serving over 300,000 customers in Northern California from Chico to Fresno, the Central Valley and East Bay, Beutler offers products that are energy efficient, environmentally focused and support new green technology.

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