May 16, 2022


Covington, Georgia, May 16, 2022 – Air Conditioning Specialist, Inc., (“ACS”), a Hidden Harbor Capital Partners portfolio company that provides Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (“HVAC”) installation and services, today announced its partnership with Charcool Heating & Cooling, Inc. (“Charcool”).


Headquartered only a few miles down the street from ACS’s Milledgeville location, Charcool is a local provider of HVAC installation and services, serving both residential and light commercial customers since 2002. Charcool has a long reputation for prioritizing quality and customer service, which has resulted in significant repeat business with top local builders and homeowners alike.


“We look forward to strengthening our footprint in our core geographies. This partnership will grow our service capabilities, and allow us to continue to provide outstanding quality and customer service to existing ACS and Charcool customers,” said Pat Hayes, President of ACS.


“Customer service has always been the number one priority at Charcool. We have known Pat, Michelle, and Mike at ACS for years and couldn’t be more excited to partner with a team that shares the same commitments to customer service and satisfaction as we do,“ said Charles Grimes, owner of Charcool.


About Air Conditioning Specialist, Inc.

Air Conditioning Specialist, Inc. is a regional leader in the Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (“HVAC”) industry focused on the residential and commercial sectors in Georgia. ACS customers have the advantage of dealing with highly trained and specialized staff that provide complete HVAC sales, engineering, installation, and service. Founded over 50 years ago, we provide 100% satisfaction guarantee and offer emergency services, same-day appointments, two-hour response times, and dedicated call center. For more information, visit


About Hidden Harbor Capital Partners

Hidden Harbor Capital Partners is a private equity firm which helps create business success stories by building teams focused on execution. We believe that great companies are built on a strong group of people as their foundation, and that businesses succeed when they are intensely focused on executing a small set of well-defined objectives. Hidden Harbor currently manages over $700 million of equity capital and is investing out of its second fund, a $450 million vehicle. To learn more, visit and our page on LinkedIn.




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