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    Southern HVAC Acquires AirNow Cooling & Heating

    May 12, 2022
    AirNow has a 30-year history of service to homeowners.

    MONTGOMERY, Ala., May 11, 2022 -- Southern HVAC Corporation announced the acquisition of AirNow Cooling & Heating. The acquisition represents Southern HVAC's first acquisition in the state of Alabama and is a personification of its goal of being the leading consolidator in the Southeast United States.

    AirNow has offered high-quality, award-winning heating and air conditioning services for 30 years to homeowners in the greater Montgomery, Millbrook and Prattville areas. The company has recently started to offer electrical service and Generac generator installation to their thousands of customers. The company will retain its iconic branding and exceptional customer service, while gaining access to industry-leading training, sales, marketing and operational resources.

    "We evaluated several potential partners and ultimately chose to sell to Southern HVAC because they offered the best opportunity for our employees," said James Merritt, CEO of AirNow Cooling & Heating. "This is going to be a great opportunity for our managers, technicians, installers and office staff."

    "We are thrilled to welcome the AirNow team into the Southern family. After studying the Montgomery market, it was obvious that these guys were the clear leaders in customer service and culture. James has done a tremendous job of putting a great team in place to continue the successful growth going forward," said Jarrod Brinker, vice president, acquisitions at Southern HVAC. "Our goal is to partner with management to continue to grow the AirNow brand throughout Montgomery, Prattville and Millbrook while providing each employee with the tools and training needed to advance their careers. Customers can expect the same great service they have always enjoyed."