Southern HVAC purchases AirNow Cooling & Heating in Alabama

Written on: May 12, 2022 by ICM

Southern HVAC Corp. has acquired AirNow Cooling & Heating. Terms of the deal were not revealed. It represents Southern HVAC’s first acquisition in the State of Alabama and is consistent with the company’s stated goal of being the leading consolidator in the Southeast U.S.

For more than three decades, AirNow has offered high-quality, award-winning heating and air conditioning services to homeowners in the greater Montgomery, Millbrook and Prattville areas. Just recently, AirNow has 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.”

From left to right: Drew Poskon, Senior VP of Operations at Southern HVAC, Stacy Barrett, Office Manager at AirNow, Terry Barrett, GM at AirNow and Bryan Benak, CEO at Southern HVAC

“We are thrilled to welcome the AirNow team into the Southern family,” said Jarrod Brinker, VP of Acquisitions at Southern HVAC. “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. 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.”

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