Recently, Goettl Air Conditioning announced that it had acquired Walton’s Heating and Air, a family owned HVAC firm that is located in Southern California. The acquisition allows Goettl that already has different stores in Tucson, Las Vegas, and Phoenix to start solidifying its presence in California. It also enables Walton’s to expand beyond what Todd Longbrake, its owner, could achieve on his own. The financial information of the deal was not revealed.
Longbrake pointed out that he had taken the family-owned venture as far as they could take it, but they were not growing. Initially, Longbrake was hesitant to jump on board when Goettl showed interest in purchasing Walton’s at the beginning of 2015. However, following several promising remarks from other people in the HVAC industry about Goettl and its owner Ken Goodrich, Todd decided to give it a try.
The acquisition was completed in 2015. According to Longbrake, since they joined forces, they have grown ten-fold. He is being retained by Goettl to serve as the sales manager and field supervisor. Goodrich noted that Todd has assimilated into their firm’s culture almost instantly and became a transformative leader within the organization.
Despite the deal being completed two years ago, Goodrich did not make the announcement until last week. This is because of marketing complications and operational issues within Walton’s. Goodrich said that they wanted to get all those issues in order prior to giving it the Goettl badge. He managed several complications throughout the acquisition process due to the value that he strongly believed Walton’s would offer to his company. According to him, Walton’s had a comparable family background and values. Although Walton’s was not growing at the time, he recognized that in due time, they would be able to achieve their growth objectives.
Goettl employs 306 people. Following the acquisition, it projects the addition of another 200 jobs, particularly in Phoenix and Tucson, the firm’s biggest markets. Goodrich noted that their long term objective is to make Goettl a countrywide brand. He also pointed out that the firm intends to venture into Northern California. Subsequently, they would focus on the Texas market in 2018. This information was originally reported on Phoenix Business Journal as explained in this link
Goettl Air Conditioning is a revered HVAC firm that was established in 1939. It offers innovative services, leading products, and technical expertise to their vast clients. Goettl has been a respected and trusted name in the provision of air conditioning and heating services as well as installation and repair solutions.
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