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Family-owned Residential HVAC & Plumbing Business Serving Emerald Coast Announces Acquisition

01/09/17

Longtime business expands operations; Move to benefit customers and the community

Gulf Breeze, FL (January 9, 2016) – Lenny Siers, independent owner and operator of One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating® and Benjamin Franklin Plumbing®, has acquired an operation specializing in residential A/C and plumbing services formerly known as ARS/Rescue Rooter of Gulf Breeze.

As a small, family-owned and operated business, Siers has seen his business grow substantially. He has been in the home services industry for more than two decades. His territory now spans northwest Florida from Pensacola to Panama City.

“It’s been great to receive such a warm welcome by the employees and the community. Customers seem to appreciate the value we offer, including great customer service and our on-time guarantee, and that we’ve been a trusted member of this community for years,” said Siers. The company has also seen success introducing new products and services like Aeroseal duct sealing and home maintenance protection plans.

This acquisition expands his operations, employee count and number of fleet vehicles. Siers has added 45 ARS employees to his payroll, bringing the total employee count to more than 100. The 41 ARS trucks will be rebranded with One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating and Benjamin Franklin Plumbing branding, taking their service fleet to over 90 vehicles across Northwest Florida.

"Lenny's announcement reflects the growth we're seeing with many of our franchise owners across the nation," said Mark Baker, president of Franchise, Direct Energy. "His success is good for the local economy, community and home services industry as he expands his operations in Florida."

For more on this locally-owned, family-operated business that is growing and expanding contact:

Jenna Day
Marketing Director
One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing
jenna.barker@onehourair.com
O: 850.389.8067
C: 850.585.5329

One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning is currently ranked as the #1 HVAC franchise in Entrepreneur magazine’s annual Franchise 500 (January 2016.) One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning puts an emphasis on trust, customer service and courtesy. Our work is completed in a prompt, accurate, and efficient manner. One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning is part of the Direct Energy family of brands.

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is part of the Direct Energy family of brands and is currently ranked by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the leading plumbing franchises (Franchise 500, January 2016.) Our trusted plumbing professionals offer customers on-time plumbing services, replacement and repairs done right the first time with courtesy, convenience, cleanliness, competence and character.

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