BREA, Calif., June 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Service Champions Group, a leading provider of plumbing, heating and air conditioning services, today announced an upcoming leadership change at the Southern California-based company. After a distinguished career spanning 22 years, Founder and CEO Leland Smith will be succeeded by Frank DeMarco, Service Champions’ current Chief Operating Officer, effective June 14, 2022. Smith will continue to be a strong and valued strategic investor. At the company, he moves to the role of Chairman of the Board of Service Champions. Service Champions is a portfolio company of Odyssey Investment Partners.
“It has been a great privilege to establish Service Champions and take this great brand to new levels of success and service for more than twenty years. I think this is an opportune time for change for the company and for me. I’ve had a long time.” Time has admired Frank’s leadership, dedication and contribution to Service Champions over the years. Frank has been an integral part of the Service Champions winning formula for four exceptional years and I am confident that future growth will continue to see him grow. Will thrive in his new, advanced role as leader of this extraordinary organization. And the opportunities that lie ahead,” said Smith.
DeMarco’s appointment sets the stage for the next chapter of sustained growth acceleration. “Service Champions is pursuing a multi-pronged push to continue expanding to meet rapidly evolving consumer demand. These include strategic acquisitions of leading companies throughout the state of California and partnerships with acquired companies in the Southwest and Midwest in Arizona, Colorado, Ohio and Nevada. This is a remarkable time in the history of Service Champions. Leyland was an outstanding and inspiring leader and grew to become the leading home services company known and loved by customers. I am honored and humbled that we have been able to maintain our strong commitment to ethics and integrity while aggressively growing our footprint and von Leyland. Let’s continue the tradition of determined excellence,” said DeMarco.
DiMarco and his team will continue to provide day-to-day operational elements for Service Champions’ business portfolio across 5 states, 18 locations and 2000 employees.
Smith founded Service Champions Plumbing, Heating & AC in 2000 with a vision to be the ‘Champion of Service’. For over 20 years, he has led the company to national prominence through a combination of unwavering quality and an unwavering commitment to customer service. His relentless pursuit of excellent service has enabled him to grow his small fleet of trucks into one of the largest home service companies in the country.
DeMarco has led the Service Champions Group as COO since 2018 and brings more than 30 years of operational experience in the home service industry to this role. Prior to that, since 1987, he was Vice President of Operations at Horizon Services, a trusted AC, heating and plumbing company. Prior to that, DeMarco was Regional Manager at Goodman Manufacturing, a global leader in residential and commercial HVAC equipment. He brings foresight, integrity and tenacity to deliver the best home services experience to all customers.
About the Service Champions Group
Based in Orange County, California, Service Champions is a leading provider of essential home services specializing in heating, air conditioning and plumbing jobs. With a mission to foster long-term relationships with our customers, Service Champions is dedicated to providing timely, quality services across a full line of HVAC and plumbing products. Service champions in the market with many trade names including Addeo!, ASI, Bell Brothers, HELP, Hobeka, Howard Air, Jet, JW Plumbing Heating & Air, Moore Home Services, Proskill Services, Scottsdale Air, Service Champions, Sierra Air, swan goes Heating and air conditioning and Timos air conditioning and heating. For more information, please visit
About Odyssey Investment Partners
Odyssey Investment Partners, with offices in New York and Los Angeles, is a leading private equity investment firm with a more than 25-year history of working with experienced managers to help mid-market companies with strong growth profiles become more efficient. and diversified companies. Odyssey makes majority-controlled investments in industries with positive long-term prospects and favorable long-term trends. For more information about Odyssey, visit www.odysseyinvestment.com.
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