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From Basic Beginnings to One of the Tri-County Area’s Best

BHS was founded in 1992 by Perry J. Hodges and his wife, Marilyn. In January of 1972, shortly before his 17th birthday, Perry joined the U.S. Navy and served his country in the Vietnam War. While being stationed in Pearl Harbor on a destroyer ship, Perry became an electrician. After finishing his naval service, he returned home to California, married his sweetheart Marilyn, and began working in the residential and commercial electrical trade. In 1977, he became one of the youngest electrical contractors in the State of California. In the early 1990s, Perry and Marilyn decided a fresh start was in order for them and their two sons. So, in 1992, they found a small electrical business in Florida whose owner wanted to retire. After several months, arrangements were made, the house in California was sold, the moving truck was loaded, and the Hodges family arrived in sunny Bonita Springs, FL.

A Bright Start as Best Electric Before Becoming Best Home Services

Our company was off to a bright start as Best Electric in 1992. For the first few years, Perry and a small crew of electricians worked in the field performing new construction jobs while Marilyn oversaw the office needs of our business. By 1996, Best Electric was a well-established company, employing over 45 people and expanding service to include all of Collier, Lee, and Charlotte Counties. In 1997, we decided to shift our company’s focus from new home construction to providing residential and commercial services. We were well on our way toward becoming the best local electricians in Southwest Florida.

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Two Generations of Our Family Looking Out for Florida Families

A true family-owned business, Perry and Marilyn’s two sons, Keegan and Chadd, began working at BHS when they were just 12 years old. Gaining valuable experience early on, they both decided to join our company in 2007 after they completed the necessary training and education. However, it wasn’t long before we decided that providing superior electrical service wasn’t enough, so we added air conditioning repair, replacement, and installation to our impressive roster of home services. After all, living in Florida, we understand the heat can be sweltering. Shouldn’t Southwest Florida residents receive the same exceptional service for their home’s air conditioning, too? We even changed our name to Best Electric & Air, and the next three years saw us knocking quality customer service out of the park.

Living Up to the Name of Best Home Services – Then & Today

At the end of 2011, we also added plumbing to our list of specialties and changed our name to BHS. This decision was made to align with our new business mission: to offer our customers the very best in all home services. Today, our company remains as committed to providing superior customer service as it was when we started. In a world of big-box marketing and multi-chain franchises, we understand that nobody cares more about you than family. That’s why our company – and our family – takes care of other Florida families by providing superior HVAC services, plumbing, electrical work, and more. Our intentions remain the same: to be the company Southwest Florida residents trust to do the best job of helping them fix and maintain the air conditioning, heating, electric, and plumbing in their homes and businesses. BHS was voted the “best air conditioning and electrical business” in all of Southwest Florida by Ft. Myers News-Press readers in 2008, 2009, and 2010. Talk about living up to our company name!


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From Family-Owned to Globally Known: We’ve Been Expanding

Since Keegan and Chadd have taken over the family business, our company has continued to grow. We recently acquired investors to help us expand our services outside of Southwest Florida. Our new vision is to support communities throughout the entire state and beyond in the future. Once completed, our new headquarters in Fort Myers, FL will create more than 100 new jobs over the next few years. Learn more about our exciting expansion plans.

Always Looking for the Best Electricians, Plumbers, and More

BHS is always on the lookout for recruiting Southwest Florida’s best electricians, plumbers, and HVAC technicians to join our growing team. If you’re looking for employment, we offer a very competitive benefits package that includes paid holidays and vacation, health insurance, profit-sharing incentives, company training, and more. If you think you have what it takes to be among the best, please send your resume and qualifications to, and a member of our management team will be in touch. You must be eligible for employment in the United States and submit to a background check.

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Why Southwest Florida Residents Choose Us Time & Time Again

BHS was founded on a code of ethics based on the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would want others to do unto you.” At our core, our company is just a family who takes care of other families all across Southwest Florida’s tri-county area, including Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Ft. Myers, Naples, Estero, Marco Island, and beyond. There are many reasons why Southwest Florida residents continue to choose us time and time again, including all of the following:

  • Our award-winning 24-hour emergency service
  • Our trustworthy, trained, and certified technicians
  • Our honest, upfront pricing
  • Our amazing customer feedback
  • Our flexible scheduling and the ease of service calls

Need a Licensed Electrician or a Master Plumber? No Problem!

Whether you need a licensed electrician, master plumber, or 24-hour AC repair in Southwest Florida, please contact BHS for the very best in customer service. We’d be happy to help, no matter what the issue is, with our dependable 24-hour emergency service. From Naples and Ft. Myers to Bonita Springs, Estero, Cape Coral, and Marco Island, we’re here for you in the tri-county area!