Goettl Air Conditioning merged with American Residential Services LLC, a Tennessee plumbing and air conditioning chain. ARS/Rescue Rooter purchased Goettl, an Arizona firm, but plans to maintain the company’s name, management team and existing headquarters.
ARS has locations in 25 states and the District of Columbia, including Phoenix and Tucson. The Goettl buyout expands ARS/Rescue Rooter’s Arizona presence and diversifies ARS’s holdings. The firm acquired five other companies in the past two years, including Efficient Attic Systems, ARS of Richmond, AllGood Plumbing, Electric, Heating & Cooling, Unique Air, Inc. and RighTime Home Services.
“The Goettl team brings a new dimension in engineering and industry insight,” said Ken Goodrich, ARS/Rescue Rooter southwest division vice president.
ARS/Rescue Rooter provides air conditioning, heating, and plumbing installation, maintenance and repair services, indoor air quality, sewer line services, attic insulation and drain cleaning to residential and light commercial customers.
Goettl, founded in 1939 by brothers Gust and Adam, provides sales, installation, repair and maintenance services for heat and air systems. Until 2015, it also manufactured a line of air conditioning and heating equipment. Goettl Vice President John Ryan said the manufacturing operation ceased because foreign manufacturers could produce units more cheaply. ARS wants to revive the brand which for Goodrich holds sentimental value.
The Goettl brothers began the company with the goal of helping Arizona residents weather the harsh, extreme heat of desert summers. Initially servicing Phoenix, it grew to include Tuscon and Tempe. Goodrich takes a hands on approach with acquisitions and his top focus points for Goettl include company vision, culture and a higher quality installation process.