American Residential Services, the nation’s largest provider of residential heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and plumbing services, announced today the appointment of Scott Boose as chief executive officer.
Boose, a senior executive with experience in the HVAC, plumbing, and home services industries, succeeds David Slott, CEO of ARS, who will remain in a senior advisory role and assist Boose and senior management during this orderly leadership transition.
Boose said, “I appreciate this vote of confidence from our investment partners at GI and Charlesbank and look forward to applying my experience in the HVAC, plumbing, and home services industries to build upon the success that ARS has achieved under Dave Slott. The years ahead will bring continued growth as we reinforce the company’s focus on outstanding customer service and expansion into new markets, including through M&A. ARS employees are the lifeblood of this organization, and we will continue to focus on providing them with fulfilling careers. This is an exciting time to join ARS and I look forward to benefiting from Dave’s insights during the transition.”
GI Partners completed a majority investment in ARS in 2020 alongside management and Charlesbank Capital Partners, the company’s previous investor. Charlesbank renewed its commitment to ARS through a new investment in the business.
Hoon Cho, managing director at GI Partners, added, “Scott is a dynamic leader and team builder with an outstanding track record, and we are pleased to have him join ARS as CEO. Scott’s experience and acumen will allow him to ensure ARS’s continued growth and category leadership. We are grateful to Dave for his many years of dedication and success in building a great company. Dave and the ARS management team have positioned ARS well for this next exciting stage of growth.”