Direct Energy recently named Scott Boose as president of Clockwork Home Services. He succeeds Jim Abrams, the co-founder and CEO of Clockwork, who stepped down Dec. 31, 2010, to assume the role of special advisor to Clockwork, Direct Energy and Centrica, Direct Energy’s United Kingdom-based parent company.
Clockwork is the parent company of franchises Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning, and Mister Sparky; contractor groups Plumbers’ Success International, Airtime 500, Electricians’ Success International and Roofers’ Success International; BuyMax; SuccessWare; and Success Academy.
Prior to joining Clockwork Home Services, Boose served as managing director of heating services at British Gas, a sister company of Direct Energy. He was responsible for the largest in-house workforce of domestic gas technicians in the world - 8,000 individuals serving more than 4 million customers across the UK.
“Scott Boose is a proven business builder and a HVAC industry leader,” said Eddy Collier, president of Direct Energy Services. “I am confident that under Scott’s leadership, Clockwork will continue to grow substantially benefitting homeowners, employees, franchisees and our business partners.”
Abrams began his career in the home services industry as a straight commission salesperson with the Trane Co. in the mid 1970s. He opened his own HVAC business in 1981, co-founded Service Experts, taking it public on the NASDAQ (and later to the NYSE), and started Clockwork Home Services in 1998. Clockwork was combined with Direct Energy in July 2010.
“I’m looking forward to greater freedom of time after serving consumers, independent contractors and franchisees for the past 36 years,” Abrams said. “Direct Energy and Clockwork are an ideal fit, bringing complimentary strengths together to build the largest home services company in North America. The integration is well underway, and I am confident that under Scott’s leadership, Clockwork will remain focused on helping owned-operations, franchises and affinity clients rapidly expand their businesses.”