NexGen Joins Wrench Group, Extending Company’s Reach to Southern California

ANAHEIM, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wrench Group (“Wrench”), a national leader in home services, announced that NexGen Air Conditioning & Plumbing, one of Southern California’s leading home service companies, has joined the family of brands. Wrench. This is Wrench’s first expansion into the country’s second largest market. The company now operates in 21 markets nationwide, including a presence in six of the ten largest markets in the United States.

NexGen is one of the industry’s most phenomenal growth stories, started just six years ago by Founder and President Ismael Valdez, who started his own company to create a next-generation company with exceptional service. with honest and transparent prices. This approach has struck a chord with customers, and the company now has eight locations serving owners in Los Angeles, Orange County and Southern California.

“We had been looking to expand into Southern California for some time, but wanted to make sure we found a partner that was right for us,” said Ken Haines, CEO of Wrench Group. “Under Ismael’s visionary leadership, NexGen has demonstrated its ability to deliver extraordinary growth while maintaining the highest levels of customer service and loyalty.”

“Milestones like today are what we’ve been chasing since I started NexGen with just five technicians and an American dream,” Valdez said. “Becoming the biggest and best in Southern California has always been our goal. Joining the nation’s top home service companies as part of the Wrench Group will help us grow our reputation for family service to support thousands more customers each year.

NexGen offers heating, cooling, plumbing, drain cleaning and air quality services for residential and light commercial customers, all backed by quality warranties. They also sell their own line of NexGen-branded heating and cooling equipment. The company has offices in Anaheim, Arcadia, Laguna Hills, Ontario, Palm Desert, Riverside, Torrance and Simi Valley.

NexGen employs more than 400 people in the region and serves more than 100,000 owners in Southern California. The company also demonstrates its commitment to serving the community through Project X, which provides free heating and cooling equipment to those in need and families of veterans.

About Key Group

Wrench Group, LLC is a national leader operating in 21 markets in 11 states. The sites provide home repair, replacement and maintenance services specializing in heating, ventilation and air conditioning, plumbing, water and electrical services. The company collectively serves more than 1.7 million customers annually with more than 5,300 team members in Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Fort Myers-Naples, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, Louisville, Orlando, Palm Springs, Phoenix, Sacramento, San Francisco Bay Area, Southern Maryland, Tampa Bay and Tucson metro areas.

The locations have developed a solid reputation with brands that date back to the 1940s. For more information, visit us at

About NexGen

NexGen is the leader in air conditioning, heating and plumbing in Southern California. With eight sites in the region, NexGen’s attention to detail and commitment to service has helped it become one of the top performers in the industry in just six years. With an emphasis on customer service that treats homeowners like family, NexGen offers free estimates, competitive pricing, and professional work from experienced, certified expert technicians, all with guaranteed quality. For more information or to schedule a service appointment online, visit

SF&P Advisors, Inc. ( acted as exclusive M&A advisor to NexGen.