SEATTLE — A newly announced strategic investment from the global firm General Atlantic is expected to help a home services platform with Kansas City leadership enhance its business offerings and accelerate its growth, ultimately toward scaling the company nationally.
Founded in 2019 by industry veterans Collin Hathaway and Trevor Flannigan, Flint Group has quickly expanded into a multi-regional residential HVAC, plumbing, and electrical services operation. Flint partners with leading management teams that share a passion for customer service, the company said.
Financial details of the deal with General Atlantic, a leading global growth investing firm, were not disclosed.
General Atlantic was established in 1980 to partner with visionary entrepreneurs and deliver lasting impact, the firm combines a collaborative global approach, sector specific expertise, a long-term investment horizon and a deep understanding of growth drivers to partner with great entrepreneurs and management teams to scale innovative businesses around the world, the companies said.
“General Atlantic’s partnership model and value-add investment ethos are well-aligned with ours,” said Trevor Flannigan, the Kansas City-based co-founder and CEO of Flint Group said. “We are excited to start our next chapter of growth together as Flint continues to enhance our service offerings and build momentum with a vision of becoming a national leader.”
Flint Group is currently composed of seven longstanding market-leading brands across five primary markets in the U.S., including Seattle, Portland, Houston, Boston, and Denver.
“We established Flint Group with a philosophy of partnering with strong brands, building great teams, and delivering superior services to residents across the country,” said Collin Hathaway, co-founder and chairman of Flint Group. “We are proud of what we’ve achieved in our first four years, and we believe there is substantial opportunity to accelerate our growth into new markets while continuing to invest in our team and technology.”
Hathaway and Ashley Bacon, vice president of people and training for Flint Group, are based in the Pacific Northwest, while Flannigan and Austin Soendker, vice president of finance, work from Kansas City.
General Atlantic is New York based.
“Collin and Trevor are passionate entrepreneurs who have demonstrated the power of focusing on teams and customers, underpinned by a disciplined operating approach. They have built an impressive business with the ability to grow organically and through M&A,” said Andrew Ferrer, managing director of consumer investments at General Atlantic. “We look forward to partnering with the Flint team to capitalize on the many opportunities ahead.”