Dubin Clark’s HVAC platform ASTAR HEATING & AIR completes two acquisitions and rebrands to SILA HEATING & AIR
02 September 2020

BOSTON, MA – September 2, 2020 – Dubin Clark & Company, a private equity firm focused on lower middle market specialty service and branded niche manufacturing businesses, announced today that it has completed two acquisitions for its HVAC platform – Astar Heating & Air. The acquisitions, Sila Heating & Air Conditioning (“Sila”) and Jones Services (“Jones”), extend the platform’s footprint in the northeast. Going forward, the platform will rebrand to Sila Heating & Air Conditioning. 

Sila and Jones are leading providers of HVAC replacement, service, maintenance, plumbing solutions, and water treatment to a diversified base of residential customers. Sila services homeowners in the greater Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore/D.C., and NY/NJ/CT tri-state area while Jones focuses on customers in the lower Hudson Valley. Sila was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in King of Prussia, PA. Jones was founded in 1986 and headquarters in Goshen, NY.

“We are excited to bring Sila and Jones on board. These are highly transformative acquisitions for Astar, now collectively under the name Sila, adding several new locations to our northeast and mid-Atlantic footprint,” stated Michael Hompesch, Partner at Dubin Clark. “We have made a number of investments in our HVAC platform, and look forward to leveraging those investments to drive continued growth and acquisitions.”

Sila CEO Lou Pellegrini commented, “Since 1989 Sila has offered a full range of residential HVAC and plumbing services. Dubin Clark was the obvious partner to help take our team to the next level given their track record of success. We are excited to integrate with the Astar team to continue our growth in the northeast and mid-Atlantic markets.”

SF&P Advisors provided M&A advisory services for the Jones transaction.

About Astar Heating & Air

Founded in 1976 and headquartered in Middletown, New York, Astar is a leading provider of HVAC replacement, maintenance, and plumbing solutions to residential homeowners throughout the lower Hudson Valley region of New York. For more information, visit

About Sila Heating & Air Conditioning

Since 1989, Sila has offered a wide range of services for HVAC, plumbing, indoor air quality, and electrical systems. Sila serves the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States, servicing customers from New Hampshire to Virginia. For more information, visit

About Jones Services

Founded in1986, Jones offers a multitude of primarily residential plumbing, heating, cooling, and electrical services. Jones has prided itself on being the best in the industry, serving and educating our customers in the Hudson Valley. For more information, visit