Redwood Services Announces John Conway as its Chief Operating Officer

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (April 21, 2021) – Redwood Services (“Redwood”), a home services firm focused on investing in leading residential HVAC, plumbing and electrical services companies in growing U.S. markets, announced today that John Conway, a recognized leader in the industry, has joined Redwood as its Chief Operating Officer to help guide and direct Redwood’s strategy of identifying, acquiring and growing partner companies. 

Mr. Conway was most recently a part of the member-owned Nexstar Network, one of the industry’s most successful best-practices-sharing groups, where he spent the past six years as a recognized HVAC coach and resource. At Nexstar, John dedicated his time to coaching the best HVAC service providers across the country while developing a network of HVAC owners and operators who are committed to providing efficient, customer-focused service to their customers in their respective markets.

“As a recognized and well-respected leader in the industry, John’s personal relationships with some of the best HVAC owners and operators in the country, as well as his depth of knowledge, should help us continue to attract and provide unmatched ongoing support to Redwood partner companies,” said Richard Lewis, CEO of Redwood Services. “In addition to his experience as both a successful operator and strategic leader, John shares a passion for people – the cornerstone of Redwood’s focus. We are very excited to welcome him to the team.” 

Conway has been involved in the HVAC and plumbing industries for more than 27 years. He has a proven ability to take small service businesses and help them grow into successful, profitable businesses. He began his career in Memphis working for his father’s small HVAC company in 1994. In 1998, he purchased the business, growing it to $10-million-dollar in sales by 2010. After selling the business in 2010, John remained with the company as general manager and grew annual revenues to over $20 million. 

“I am thrilled to join Redwood Services and help deliver on the dream of building a network of passionate, people-focused companies,” said Conway. “We see so much opportunity to attract likeminded owners and operators to join us in delivering a better service experience for their customers. Redwood can provide the capital and expertise for our partners to expand their markets by providing quality customer focused service with trained technicians and state of the art equipment.” 

About Redwood Services

Founded in 2020 by Richard Lewis, Memphis-based Redwood Services is building a family of people-focused essential home service companies, actively investing in the HVAC, plumbing and electrical trades throughout the United States. Redwood added its first Partner Company to the family, Tucson-based Rite Way Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, in December 2020. For more information, visit