Dallas-based private equity firm CenterOak Partners’ (CenterOak) portfolio company Service Champions has acquired Bell Brothers Plumbing Heating and Air (Bell Brothers), a provider of residential air conditioning and plumbing services in Sacramento, California.The acquisition is the third since Service Champions received an investment from CenterOak and expands the Company’s footprint to over 40,000 residential service agreements. Bell Brothers’ co-founders Kenny and Jerry Bell will continue in their existing leadership roles and become shareholders of the combined Company.
“We are excited to welcome Bell Brothers to the Service Champions family,” says Leland Smith, CEO of Service Champions. “This transformative acquisition is a great example of why we partnered with CenterOak. Their expertise and resources helped us to complete this transaction efficiently, and we look forward to integrating Bell Brothers while upholding their stringent standards and commitment to customer service.”
“The Bell Brothers team is thrilled to be joining Service Champions, an organisation that shares our vision and commitment to our customers and employees,” says Kenny Bell, President of Bell Brothers. Jerry Bell, Vice President of Bell Brothers said, “Partnering with Service Champions will bring us significant financial resources to improve our training programs, attract talented employees, and expand our service footprint.”
“The combination of Service Champions and Bell Brothers brings together two of the strongest residential services companies in California,” says Lucas Cutler, a Partner with CenterOak. “This marks an important milestone in executing on our long-term vision of building the market leading provider of residential services across the West Coast.”
Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP served as legal counsel to Bell Brothers. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP served as legal counsel to CenterOak.