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Florida operation buys Spartanburg HVAC company

Contributing Writer //March 26, 2023//

Florida operation buys Spartanburg HVAC company

Contributing Writer //March 26, 2023//

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A Florida-based company, Southern HVAC Corp., has acquired Spartanburg-based George M. Hill & Sons Inc.

Since 1945, George M. Hill & Sons has provided customers throughout Spartanburg, Greenville, and the greater Upstate area with heating, air conditioning maintenance, repair, and replacement services.

Todd Ramella congratulates Five Star General Manager Ingrid Verseeuw on the purchase of his company. (Photo/Provided)“I’m proud of the business we’ve built here at George M. Hill & Sons” Todd Ramella, owner of George M. Hill & Sons., stated in a news release. “The decision to move on from the business did not come easily; however, due to personal circumstances surrounding my health, I felt it was necessary to find a partner that could continue to care for our customers and employees.”

Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

George M. Hill & Sons’ merger with Five Star Plumbing Heating & Cooling to provide more comprehensive services to homeowners in the Greenville-Spartanburg market, the news release stated.

“When evaluating potential partners, it was clear that (Five Star Plumbing Heating & Cooling) would not only honor the customer and employee relationships that we have built over the past 75-plus years, but that they would be able to go above and beyond with their additional plumbing and electrical service offerings.”

Ingrid Verseeuw, general manager of Five Star, said his company will invest in expanding the capabilities of their new acquisition.

“We are thrilled to partner with such a well-respected and long-standing brand like George M. Hill & Sons,” Verseeuw said in the release. “Over the next few months, we intend to invest in additional technology, training and resources to build upon the excellent service George M Hill & Sons customers have received over the years.”

Homeowners in Greenville, Spartanburg, or surrounding areas can learn more about Five Star’s products and services through their website.

Southern HVAC Corporation, more commonly known as Southern Home Services, operates more than 20 heating, air conditioning, plumbin, and electrical home service businesses across 10 states.

By Ashlie Puma