Service Champions North, a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) service company based in Pleasanton with multiple offices in Northern California, was recently acquired by nationwide firm Wrench Group, LLC.
The transaction, which was announced publicly earlier this month, gives Marietta, Ga.-headquartered Wrench Group its first location in California. Terms of the acquisition were not released.
"Our culture is unique and special, and it's been our competitive advantage for more than 17 years," said Kevin Comerford, owner and president of Service Champions.
"I'm delighted to have found a partner whose core values align with ours. We're excited about the tremendous growth we see in our future and the opportunities that growth will provide for our team members both personally and professionally," added Comerford, who along with his management team will remain onboard to lead the brand during this phase of growth.
Service Champions is headquartered on Commerce Drive in Pleasanton, and operates other locations in Livermore, Concord, San Jose and Sacramento. The company focuses on air conditioner and furnace repair, maintenance, and replacement services.
The acquisition allows Wrench Group to expand into the Northern California HVAC service market for the first time. The firm and its other regional brands already operate in Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Fort Myers, Houston, Jacksonville, Phoenix, Naples, Sarasota and Tampa metropolitan areas -- specializing in HVAC, plumbing, water and electrical services.
"The Wrench organization is excited to establish a presence in Northern California," Wrench Group CEO Ken Haines said in a statement July 6. "Service Champions has become a household name in their markets with an unmatched customer reputation."
"Part of Wrench's strategy is to partner with market leaders, and Service Champions has experienced impressive growth over many years and prides itself on its positive customer loyalty," Haines said. "We are looking forward to having them join the Wrench organization and look forward to working together to grow in the California market."