ARS/Rescue Rooter of Raleigh Surprises Healthcare Hero on COVID-19 Frontline with Home Services Makeover

ZEBULON, N.C., June 16, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- ARS/Rescue Rooter of Raleigh, a local HVAC and plumbing services provider and part of the American Residential Services (ARS) Network of Brands, is providing a new HVAC system to Mary Byrne, a deserving nurse as part of the ARS Cares Healthcare Heroes program. The program is an extension of the year-round, company-wide ARS Cares initiative, and is rewarding more than 50 free home services makeovers to healthcare professionals across the country during the current COVID-19 crisis.

"We received inspirational nominations from our community through the ARS Healthcare Heroes program, and are proud to complete these surprise home makeovers for our deserving healthcare workers," said Jason McFadden, Sales Manager of ARS/Rescue Rooter of Raleigh. "Our employees are committed to giving back to the community, and these installations are one way we can support the selfless support of our healthcare workers as they continue to combat one of the worst public health crises and help make our community safer."

As a nurse at WakeMed in Raleigh for over 21 years, Mary Byrne is known for her dedication and the compassion she shows to all of her patients. "She has been on the frontlines in the COVID pandemic since the beginning, and she wouldn't have it any other way," her daughter explains. Byrne's HVAC system has been failing for a while, but as a widowed mother of three children she has struggled to find a way to replace it. Before her husband passed away, he renovated the upstairs of their home so their adult son with down syndrome would have a private space of his own. Unfortunately, their current HVAC issues have prevented their son from staying in this space. The installation of Byrne's new HVAC system was completed on June 11.

Following the announcement of the ARS Cares Healthcare Heroes program on May 13, family, friends, and co-workers were invited to share stories of why a Raleigh frontline worker was deserving of home improvements that would deliver relief and relaxation. ARS received more than 400 nominations.

The ARS Cares initiative was launched in 2016 to cultivate positive relationships with communities where we live, work, and play. Since that time, more than 90 home services makeovers have been completed, donating more than $500,000 of HVAC systems and water heaters to deserving recipients. To learn more about ARS Cares and view official Terms & Conditions, visit

Based in Memphis, Tenn., privately-owned ARS operates a network of more than 70 locally-managed service centers in 24 states, with approximately 7,000 employees. The ARS Network features industry-leading brands including, 4 Eco Services, A.J. Perri, Aksarben ARS, Allgood, Andy's Statewide, ARS, Aspen Air Conditioning, Atlas Trillo, Beutler, Blue Apple Electric, Blue Dot, Blue Flame, Bob Hamilton, Brothers, Columbus Worthington Air, Comfort Heating & Air, Conway Services, DM Select, Florida Home Air Conditioning, Green Star Home Services, Hauser Heating & Air Conditioning, McCarthy Services, Rescue Rooter / Jack Howk, Rescue Rooter, RighTime Home Services, RS Andrews, TempRite Air Conditioning and Heating, Unique Services, "Will" Fix It, and Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing. As an Exceptional Service Provider, the ARS Network serves both residential and light commercial customers by providing 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. ARS requires background checks and drug tests on all employees. We hire professionals with the highest level of integrity. Providing exceptional service and ensuring the highest standards of quality, ARS has the experience to do any job right - the first time, with all work fully guaranteed. ARS: "Making it work. Making it right."

SOURCE ARS/Rescue Rooter