Goettl Air Conditioning has recently announced the acquisition of Walton’s Heating and Air, a family-owned HVAC. However, Goettl’s Managing Director, Ken Goodrich didn’t disclose details of the deal. The deal allows Walton’s Heating and Air to extend its addressable market and Goettl to solidify its presence in California. According to Todd Longbrake, the owner of Walton’s, the company experienced a stagnant growth rate.
In 2015, Goettl had expressed interest to acquire Walton’s, but Longbrake was reluctant to seal the deal. However, positive testimonials about Goettl and Ken Goodrich prompted Longbrake to give it a chance. Since joining forces, Walton’s have grown in ten-fold. Longbrake was retained as Goettl’s sales manager and field supervisor.
According to Goodrich, Todd has assimilated into Goettl’s culture and has become instrumental in the entire organizational leadership. Goodrich announced the acquisition earlier this week despite finalizing the deal two years ago. He held off on announcing the deal due to marketing complications and operational issues within Walton’s. Goodrich wanted to iron out every issue before giving Walton’s the Goettl badge.
Ken Goodrich believed that Walton’s was valuable to Goettl. As such, he had to deal with various obstacles before sealing the deal. Walton’s had similar values and background as Goettl Air Conditioning. Although Walton’s was stagnant at the time, Goodrich believed it was a platform company where Goettl could grow. Currently, Goettl has 306 employees, and it expects additional 200 jobs in Tucson and Phoenix after the acquisition. Ken Goodrich’s vision is to make Goettl a national brand. Goettl’s next plan is to expand into Northern California followed by Texas in 2018.
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Goettl is the pioneer of HVAC industry. Goettl continues a legacy it started in 1939 when Goettl brothers developed the first refrigerated AC unit and evaporative cooler in Phoenix to battle the severe desert temperature. Since then, Goettl has grown to one of the most reputable companies in the HVAC industry. In fact, Goettl has successfully thrived amid changes in technology and HVAC industry.
Working with Goettl gives you more value for your money. Goettl’s technicians take pride in doing the job right and meeting your personal goals. Goettl’s skilled and experienced technicians provide premium services you won’t find anywhere else. Besides undergoing a thorough background and drug test, all Goettl’s technicians are “Sadie Certified. Interestingly, every project you give to Goettl comes with a free Goettl flashlight.