Horizon Services Breaks New Ground with Acquisition of Hutchinson Organization
Horizon Group Holdings announced the addition of Hutchinson Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, and Energy Services to its family of brands.
George Hutchinson Sr. founded his family business in 1948 with a “Never Say No” mentality and commitments to better service, greater value, and accessibility. Today, the company has cemented its reputation as one of the most preeminent HVAC, Plumbing, and Energy service brands on the East Coast.
“This is an incredible moment for both brands,” commented Charlie Haines, CEO of Horizon Group Holdings. “We share an enormous amount of mutual respect, as well as a philosophy of care for our employees and our customers. I’m always excited about the opportunities that are created for our employees with such a partnership.” Fred Hutchinson, President of Hutchinson, added, “We had many options when we were considering the sale of the business, but Horizon was the one we were most excited about partnering with because we believe in their commitment to customers and employees alike.”
“In addition to residential services, Hutchinson also operates a strong commercial division,” said Haines. “We look forward to exploring opportunities to integrate their knowledge and experience into our business model.”
Horizon Founder and Chairman Dave Geiger added, “The addition of Hutchinson to Horizon Group Holdings’ family of brands further demonstrates our commitment to foundational growth through partnerships, shared principles, and strategy.” The acquisition provides homeowners and businesses with expanded, industry-leading services and financing, plus access to new comfort technologies, including ndoor air quality solutions.
The announcement also presents exciting opportunities for team members of both organizations. Access to new resources, locations, and experience will provide opportunities for personal and professional growth. “With over seventy years of customer expertise, and four generations of family care, the Hutchinson brand is as iconic as it is successful,” said Haines.
About Horizon Group Holdings
Founded in 1987, Horizon Group Holdings is one of the largest and most referred home services companies in the United States, specializing in heating, air conditioning, plumbing, drain cleaning, and electrical repair. Horizon is based in Wilmington, DE, and maintains brands along the East Coast, including Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland, Georgia, Virginia, and Florida.
Horizon currently operates thirteen locations between Connecticut and Florida and employs more than 1,500 team members. It has expanded rapidly in recent years, entering new markets organically and through acquisitions, including the acquisition of Hartford, Connecticut-based HARP in May 2016; the acquisitions of Atlanta, Georgia-based Casteel Heating and Cooling and New Jersey-based Gold Medal Services in June 2017, the acquisition of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania-based ServiceMark in August 2018, the acquisition of Sterling, Virginia-based Snell Heating & Air Conditioning in January 2019, the acquisition of Jacksonville, Florida-based Bill Fenwick Plumbing in March 2019, the acquisition of Broomall, Pennsylvania-based WM Henderson Plumbing, Heating & Cooling in April 2019, and the acquisition of Springfield, Virginia-based Shanahan’s Heating & Cooling in July 2019.
About Hutchinson Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, and Energy Services
Hutchinson Plumbing, Heating, Cooling is a family-run business dedicated to providing total home solutions to their South Jersey and Delaware Valley neighbors. Hutchinson is a full-service company offering heating, cooling, and plumbing products and services. Additionally, Hutchinson is accredited by the Department of Energy, ranked first in the nation by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for exceptional performance, and won the EPA Century Award. Hutchinson has also gained an A+ accreditation rating from BBB.