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Norwalk’s HomeServe USA acquires Phoenix HVAC firm

HomeServe USA has announced its second acquisition in a week with the purchase of Phoenix-based Hays Cooling, Heating and Plumbing.

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John Kitzie, CEO of HomeServe USA, at the company’s Norwalk headquarters. Photo by Phil Hall

The transaction is HomeServe’s first HVAC acquisition in Arizona and the second in the state. Last year, HomeServe acquired Mesa-based American Home Guardian, a total home warranty service provider. Hays is a family owned company that has served the greater Phoenix market since 2001. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

“Phoenix is one of the largest and fastest-growing areas in the U.S., and for the HVAC industry, it’s a very competitive market for the cooling segment of the business,” said John Kitzie, CEO of the Norwalk-based HomeServe USA.

Last week, HomeServe USA acquired Vincodo, a Langhorne, Pennsylvania-based digital advertising agency. Over the past 18 months, HomeServe has grown its locally branded HVAC business unit by adding six companies in Ohio, Virginia, Maryland, Texas and, now, Arizona

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Phil Hall's writing for Westfair Communications has earned multiple awards from the Connecticut Press Club and the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists. He is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News and the author of 11 books (including the upcoming "100 Years of Wall Street Crooks," published by Bicep Books). He is also the host of the SoundCloud podcast "The Online Movie Show," host of the WAPJ-FM talk show "Nutmeg Chatter" and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill's Congress Blog, Profit Confidential, The MReport and StockNews.com. Outside of journalism, he is also a horror movie actor - usually playing the creepy villain who gets badly killed at the end of each film.

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