Josh Gladtke/Managing Director – Good Hope
Good Hope Advisors has worked with most of the HVAC platforms that dominate the
space today. Take a look at an early Apex add-on from back in the day…an upstart
platform and young 2nd generation owner taking a family business to the next level:

July 29, 2020, 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time ST. LOUIS & TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS
WIRE)–Academy Air, a second-generation family-owned residential heating, cooling,
plumbing, and electrical services company serving greater St. Louis, announced today
that it has partnered with Apex Service Partners, a nationally recognized platform of
residential HVAC, plumbing, and electrical service providers.

Founded by Terry Silverstein and led by his son Zachary Silverstein today, Academy is
one of the fastest-growing companies in the industry and will continue to be operated
and led by Zachary Silverstein as Owner/CEO. The investment partnership with Apex
will further help fuel Academy’s rapid organic growth and expansion to serve more of
the greater St. Louis market and beyond. The team at Academy is dedicated to
providing the highest quality client service and being the definitive employer of choice
for individuals in the trades in the St. Louis market.

“Apex is excited to invest in St. Louis,” said A.J. Brown, Apex Service Partners Group
CEO. “Academy has become a household name with an unmatched customer
reputation in the market. We are thrilled and privileged to partner with Zach and the
team at Academy. They are a special business that fits perfectly with Apex’s mission of
building a people-focused national HVAC, plumbing and electrical services platform. We
are looking forward to together building one of the nation’s leading residential service
companies and a company that serves the community of St. Louis for another 60+
years.” “Apex has a strong set of values and a philosophy of prioritizing its customers
and employees, which aligns perfectly with Academy,” said Zachary Silverstein. “We’re
excited about the tremendous growth we see in our future and the opportunities that
growth will provide for our team members both personally and professionally, as well as
our customers across St. Louis.”

Academy will join other leading residential businesses across Texas, Florida, Louisiana,
and Mississippi as a member of the Apex partnership. Apex, through its Partner
Services division, supports the growth of its partner companies by investing heavily in
both add-on acquisitions and organic growth initiatives, such as people development,
technology, marketing insights, equipment, and facilities to allow these leading
companies to better serve the mission-critical HVAC, plumbing and electrical service
needs of customers.

About Academy Air: Academy Air is a leading residential heating, cooling, plumbing and
electrical service business serving greater St. Louis. Academy is built on core values
that put clients and employees first. At our heart, we are a small business, dedicated to
doing the best we can for our clients, team members, and community. The quality of
service provided by Academy will not be beaten. We have someone to answer our
phones seven days a week, 24 hours a day. In addition, we are dedicated to leveraging
technology for the benefit of our team and our clients, ushering in new ways of
connecting with home service providers. Academy: Fixed. Right. Now.

About Apex Service Partners: Apex Service Partners is a national leader in residential
HVAC, plumbing and electrical services. The Group partners with the best local brands
of exceptional reputation and enhances these industry-leading service providers to build
a leading national platform. Apex focuses on leveraging the power of people to build a
strong network of industry leaders who can share resources, best practices and
expertise in order to deliver unparalleled service to customers and opportunities for