ARS/Rescue Rooter buys Memphis-based Conway Services

July 23, 2010
ARS/Rescue Rooter announced today the purchase of Memphis-based Conway Services Heating, Cooling & Plumbing.

MEMPHIS, TENN. — ARS/Rescue Rooter, a privately held, nationwide provider of air conditioning, heating and plumbing services, announced today the purchase of Memphis-based Conway Services Heating, Cooling & Plumbing.

Conway Services is one of the largest and most established premium service providers in the Mid-South. Established in 1990 as a family-owned business, Conway Services has grown from a one-truck operation to a company that has built an outstanding reputation and received numerous awards in the greater Memphis area. It is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary.

“This acquisition is especially important to us as a company — since it is located right in our home city,” said Dave Slott, ARS/Rescue Rooter president and chief operating officer. “Memphis is a great place to operate our corporate office, and we couldn’t be happier to now provide the highest quality air conditioning, heating and plumbing services to the area’s residents and our neighbors.”

Conway Services will continue to be managed by John Conway, the company’s founder.

“I am impressed with the opportunity for growth ARS/Rescue Rooter will provide us, while aligning with me to continue to run this business with the same commitment to employee satisfaction and exceptional customer service that I believe in so strongly,” said Conway.

“We partnered with Conway Services to be a part of our national network because its commitment to total customer satisfaction and doing things right the first time coincides with our strategic vision for growth,” said Don Karnes, ARS/Rescue Rooter Chief Executive Officer.

ARS/Rescue Rooter, a company of American Residential Services L.L.C., provides air conditioning, heating, indoor air quality, plumbing, drain cleaning and sewer line services across the U.S. Based in Memphis, the company has approximately 4,000 employees. Additional information is available at

ARS/Rescue Rooter operates a network of more than 60 company operated, locally managed service locations spanning 24 states and the District of Columbia. The ARS/Rescue Rooter Network serves both residential and light commercial customers through a team of trained specialists.

The company is growing nationwide, both organically and through acquisitions, with recent acquisitions including Beutler HVAC in Sacramento; 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 Corp. 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.

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