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ARS Acquires Weather Crafters in the Richmond Virginia Area

UES_ARS_RR_Logo_PR_Network-Logo.jpgMEMPHIS, TENN.— American Residential Services (ARS), a Memphis, Tenn. based, a privately-held national provider of air conditioning, heating and plumbing services, today announced that it has acquired the assets of Weather Crafters in Chester, Va. It will be rebranded as “ARS of Richmond.”

“We are honored and privileged to be partnering with the talented Weather Crafters management team and dedicated staff, who share the ARS vision of delivering a best-in-class customer service experience,” said Dave Slott, President and Chief Operating Officer of ARS.

Weather Crafters owner, Mark Bartlett, will continue to manage the Richmond-based HVAC business. “We are pleased to join the ARS team which shares our belief that exceptional customer service and industry-leading employment practices are vital for continued market leadership. Through this partnership we will take our services in the Richmond area to the next level,” said Bartlett.

Don Karnes, Chief Executive Officer of ARS, added, “With this acquisition, ARS is increasing its strong presence in Virginia, which includes ARS/ Rescue Rooter Manassas in Manassas, Va., McCarthy Services in Lorton, Va., and R.S. Andrews in Portsmouth, Va. We are thrilled to have Weather Crafters join our family.”

ABOUT AMERICAN RESIDENTIAL SERVICES: Based in Memphis, Tenn., privately-owned ARS operates a network of more than 70 locally-managed service centers in 22 states, with approximately 5,500 employees. The ARS network features industry-leading brands including, A.J. Perri, Aksarben ARS, Allgood, Andy’s Statewide, ARS, Aspen Air Conditioning, Atlas Trillo, Beutler, Blue Dot, Brothers, Columbus Worthington Air, Conway Services, Efficient Attic Systems (EAS), Florida Home Air Conditioning, Green Star Home Services, McCarthy Services, Rescue Rooter/ Proserv, Rescue Rooter, RighTime Home Services, RS Andrews, The Irish Plumber, Unique Air Services , "Will" Fix It, and Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing. United by Exceptional Service®, the ARS/Rescue Rooter Network serves both residential and light commercial customers by providing heating, cooling, indoor air quality, plumbing, drain cleaning, sewer line, radiant barrier, insulation and ventilation services. Each location has a knowledgeable team of trained specialists, who have undergone rigorous drug testing and criminal background checks. Providing exceptional 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.

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