Governor Lee, Commissioner McWhorter Announce American Residential Services to Expand Headquarters Operations in Memphis
· Memphis-based HVAC company to invest nearly $3 million in expansion
· Project will create 125 new jobs in Shelby County
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart C. McWhorter announced today American Residential Services (ARS®/Rescue Rooter®) will invest $2.75 million to expand its headquarters operations in Memphis, Tennessee.
Over a five-year period, ARS/Rescue Rooter plans to employ an additional 125 new jobs at its Ridge Lake Boulevard facility.
American Residential Services is a privately held Memphis-based company and one of the nation’s largest providers of heating, air conditioning, plumbing, and sewer and drain services for homes and businesses. Established in 1975, ARS/Rescue Rooter has built a distinguished national portfolio of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, electrical and energy-efficient services across its locations in 24 states.
Since 2019, TNECD has supported nearly 65 economic development projects in Shelby County, resulting in approximately 8,000 job commitments and $2 billion in capital investment.
“Tennessee’s strong business climate, highly skilled workforce and central location make our state the ideal location for companies to thrive. I thank ARS/Rescue Rooter for its decision to expand in Shelby County and create an additional 125 new jobs for families across the region.” – Gov. Bill Lee
“Memphis has the infrastructure, workforce and business climate needed to support ARS/Rescue Rooter, and I am grateful the company has once again placed its trust in Tennessee for this project. Today’s announcement is sure to enhance the livelihood of this community for years to come.” – TNECD Commissioner Stuart C. McWhorter
“ARS has proudly called Memphis home for 25 years. We are committed to investing in our community, continuing to hire top talent, and providing exceptional service to our valued customers.” – Scott Boose, CEO, American Residential Services
"Time and time again we see that companies are pleased to choose the 901. This is an incredible community to call home and our skilled, diverse, and loyal workforce is one of a kind. I’m glad to see ARS/Rescue Rooter securing a longer future in Shelby County by creating more jobs and investing in its local operation." – Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris
“For years, we have worked hard to make Memphis an easy place for businesses to locate, grow and expand. This announcement is validation that what we’re doing is working, and I’m excited that ARS/Rescue Rooter is continuing to grow in our community.” – Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland
"We're thrilled that Memphis is leading the company's nationwide network of locations. By expanding its presence here, ARS/Rescue Rooter is making an investment in Memphis and Shelby County. This expansion maximizes its growth potential, spurs new job creation, and is a great example of our local and statewide economic development partnerships." – Dr. Joann Massey, vice president of operations, EDGE
“TVA and Memphis Light Gas and Water congratulate ARS/Rescue Rooter on its decision to expand operations and create new jobs and investment in Memphis. Helping support companies that are committed to growth in the region is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service. We are proud to partner with the Greater Memphis Chamber and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to further that mission and celebrate this announcement together.” – John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development
“I’m pleased to help announce that ARS/Rescue Rooter will be expanding their successful operations with the addition of 125 new jobs. This is an exciting day for our community, and we wish ARS/Rescue Rooter continued success.” – Sen. Brent Taylor (R-Memphis)
“ARS/Rescue Rooter’s continued investment and expansion in the Memphis/Shelby County region is incredible news for our community. Congratulations to our local leaders; I appreciate Gov. Lee, our Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, and my colleagues for their effective, committed partnership as we all continue working together to recruit new business to West Tennessee and our state.” – Rep. John Gillespie (R-Memphis)
About American Residential Services
Based in Memphis, Tenn., privately owned ARS is one of the nation’s largest providers of air conditioning, heating, electrical, energy-efficient, and plumbing services. Providing exceptional service, the ARS® Network serves both residential and light commercial customers by offering heating, cooling, indoor air quality, plumbing, drain cleaning, sewer line, radiant barrier, insulation, and ventilation services. Each location has a knowledgeable team of trained specialists who undergo rigorous training and background checks. Further, ARS/Rescue Rooter has longstanding strategic partnerships with industry-leading suppliers and retailers to efficiently service consumers. To learn more about careers at ARS, visit ars.com/careers.
About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s mission is to develop strategies that help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. To grow and strengthen Tennessee, the department seeks to attract new corporate investment to the state and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth. Find us on the web: tnecd.com. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Like us on Facebook. Subscribe to our YouTubechannel.
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