ARTUS to join forces with Hestia


Hestia enters into a long-term partnership with ARTUS, by which ARTUS acquires a majority stake from Hestia's existing shareholders. As a result, the management team of Hestia and its group companies will become shareholders in the combined group.

Hestia is a nationally active group of companies in the field of water and fire damage restoration. With its nine group companies Aquaplan, GSB Gebäude Schadenservice Bayern, Herrmann Gruppe, Kilic Schadenservice, Klaus Thiele Schadenmanagement, Nunnenkamp Schadenmanagement, Sanierungsservice Küpper, SRT Friedrich and Tronex, it operates across 25 locations with more than 600 specialists from all trades.

"We are very pleased about the merger with ARTUS and the cooperation with the new colleagues. In terms of both geographic coverage and specializations, as well as on a personal level, ARTUS is the perfect fit for us," says Jörg Herrmann, founder of the Herrmann Group and COO of Hestia.

"The merger strengthens ARTUS with incredibly experienced and highly valued colleagues. We will continue to put the satisfaction of our employees and our customers at the center of our combined group efforts" expresses Josef Bölle, founder and CEO of ARTUS.

In the future, the merged group will position itself as a national leader for both large- and small-scale restorations of fire, water, and elementary damages, with around 35,000 claims processed per year and approximately 1,000 employees.


ARTUS, headquartered in Isernhagen and Leipzig, is one of Germany’s leading property damage restoration companies in the field of fire, water, and elementary damages, as well as construction drying and heating. With currently more than 400 employees across 28 branches, ARTUS covers all steps of the value chain, offering an extensive portfolio of services along the entire claims process as a one-stop-shop provider.

ARTUS consistently delivers market-leading quality with short response times across all of its services and, together with its sister company Bautrocknung Schmittgall, successfully processed over 10,000 claims in Germany in 2021.

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