First Rate Plumbing Heating and Cooling Acquires Sunshine Plumbing Residential Services Division

Albuquerque, NM / First Rate Plumbing Heating and Cooling Inc., a highly respected HVAC and plumbing contractor based in Albuquerque, is thrilled to announce the successful first anniversary of acquiring the residential plumbing, heating and cooling division of Sunshine Plumbing, effective as of February 15th, 2023.

This strategic expansion has realized a substantial growth in revenue, surpassing $1 million within the first year—a testament to the industry expertise and quality service that First Rate brings to the table. The company’s technicians collectively offer over 100 years of experience in plumbing services.

Andrea Griego, the CEO of First Rate Plumbing Heating and Cooling, reflects on the milestone:

“As a result of the acquisition of the Sunshine Plumbing residential department, we’ve been able to help more customers with our expertise. We started this business in June of 2019 focused on residential plumbing heating and cooling. To be able to expand and serve new customers with this acquisition is very exciting.”

The acquisition has enabled First Rate to create stronger relationships with 30,000 new households throughout Albuquerque. Griego and John Barner, the co-founders of First Rate Plumbing Heating and Cooling, remain dedicated to providing top-tier services and maintaining their strong reputation in the industry.

First Rate Plumbing Heating and Cooling is proud to lead the wave of high-quality, reliable HVAC and plumbing services in New Mexico. With the celebration of this one-year acquisition anniversary, the company looks forward to continued success and further growth in serving the community.

Local media members and industry professionals are invited to cover this significant development and reach out to First Rate Plumbing Heating and Cooling with inquiries or for further discussion.

About First Rate Plumbing Heating and Cooling

Founded in 2019, by entrepreneurs Andrea Griego and John Barner, First Rate Plumbing Heating and Cooling represents the highest standards of excellence in the HVAC and plumbing industries. The Albuquerque-based company has built a reputation through dedication to customer satisfaction, employing only skilled technicians, and showcasing a passion for innovation, and a commitment to the local community. For more information, please visit

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Andrea Griego
(505) 859-4329
3004 2nd St NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico