Wrench Group, which is backed by Leonard Green & Partners, has acquired Worthington, Ohio-based Buckeye Heating & Cooling, a provider of air conditioning and heating services. No financial terms were disclosed.
COLUMBUS, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wrench Group, LLC (“Wrench”), a national leader in home services, announced it has acquired Buckeye Heating & Cooling (“Buckeye”), a top provider of air conditioning and heating services in the Columbus area since 1948.
Worthington, Ohio-based Buckeye becomes the 24th company in the Wrench family of brands and represents Wrench’s expansion into its 18th market nationwide and its fourth market in the Midwest. Wrench has now added 14 home services brands to its roster since March, 2020.
Buckeye will operate under the service umbrella of Williams Comfort Air, an Indianapolis-based home services company with locations in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. Williams Comfort Air joined the Wrench family in 2021 as its Midwest flagship and they have a strong footprint throughout the region.
“Columbus is a growing market, and Buckeye is a growing business to match it,” said Ken Haines, CEO of the Wrench Group. “Everything from their service approach to their name embodies the spirit and traditions of the city. We’re excited to have them on board, as it will allow us to continue to grow and expand across the Midwest.”
“We are thrilled to be joining Wrench Group under the Williams Comfort Air banner, which has built a reputation for outstanding customer service among homeowners in the Midwest and aligns with our values as a company,” said Brad Wentz, President and owner of Buckeye Heating & Cooling. “This partnership will allow us to continue to deliver the same great experience our clients have come to expect, while adding the technology, supply chain and operations support to foster our growth into the future.”
A leader in the market for over 70 years, Buckeye Heating & Cooling specializes in award-winning heating, air conditioning and indoor air quality services, solutions and products. The company offers 24-hour emergency repair services and backs its work with quality guarantees.
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Buckeye will retain its local leadership and management, and continue to operate under its current brand. They currently have approximately 35 team members, and serve thousands of customers across the Columbus area.
About Wrench Group
Wrench Group, LLC is a national leader operating in 18 markets across 11 states, and was named to the 2021 Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the nation. The locations provide home repair, replacement and maintenance services specializing in heating, ventilation and air conditioning, plumbing, water, and electrical services. The company collectively serves approximately 1.3 million customers annually with nearly 4,200 team members in the Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Fort Myers-Naples, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Louisville, Orlando, Phoenix, Sacramento, San Francisco Bay Area, southern Maryland and Tampa Bay metropolitan areas. The locations have developed strong reputations with brands that date back to the 1940s. For more information, please visit us at www.wrenchgroup.com.
About Williams Comfort Air
Williams Comfort Air is a leading home services provider in the Midwest. The company owns and operates five experienced regional brands: Williams Comfort Air and Mr. Plumber based in Indianapolis, Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling of Louisville, Kentucky, Thomas & Galbraith Heating, Cooling & Plumbing of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Buckeye Heating & Cooling of Columbus, Ohio. The brands currently have 450 team members and serve more than 400,000 clients combined.