Monthly Archives: August 2017

Ken Goodrich’s Goettl Air Conditioning Acquires a Family-Owned HVAC Company

Ken Goodrich, Goettl Air Conditioning’s owner, has recently announced on the acquisition of a California-based HVAC company, Walton’s Heating and Air. Nonetheless, Ken Goodrich didn’t disclose the financial details of the deal. The acquisition allows Goettl to extend its presence beyond Las Vegas, Tucson, and Phoenix. Again, it will help Walton’s to grow beyond what its owner, Todd Longbrake would do alone. Todd Longbrakes admits having taken Walton’s as far as he could, but it remained stagnant.

While Goettl Air Conditioning expressed its interest in acquiring Walton’s in 2015, Todd Longbrake was reluctant to give in. However, having heard encouraging comments about Goettl and owner Ken Goodrich, Todd Longbrake accepted the offer. Since joining forces in 2015, Goettl Air Conditioning has grown ten-fold. Upon the merger, Todd Longbrake immediately assimilated into Goettl’s culture. In fact, he will be retained as Goettl’s sales manager and field supervisor.

Despite finalizing the deal two years ago, Ken Goodrich held off the announcement until recently due to market constraints and operational issues within Walton’s Heating and Air. Ken Goodrich had to overcome various obstacles throughout the acquisition due to the value he believed Goettl got from Walton’s. Goettl and Walton’s had similar values and background. Although Walton’s was stagnant, Ken Goodrich viewed it as a platform company where Goettl could grow. Currently, Goettl has 306 employees and expects additional 200 job opportunities after finalizing the merger. That will help Goettl to solidify its presence in its largest markets, Phoenix and Tucson. Ken Goodrich’s long-range goal is to grow Goettl to a nationally recognized brand. Goettl’s next plan is to extend its presence in Northern California followed by Texas in 2018.

About Goettl Air Conditioning

Goettl Air Conditioning is home to the world’s first HVAC unit. It continues a legacy set in 1939 when the Goettl brothers developed the first refrigerated AC unit and evaporative cooler. It was used to battle harsh desert temperatures in the Phoenix area. Since then, Goettl has gained customers’ loyalty, succeeding through series of technological and environmental changes. By working with Goettl Air Conditioning, you get more value for your money. Goettl’s skilled technicians boast of doing the job right at the first time. Goettl emphasis on continuous training to provide premium products and services unavailable elsewhere. Every of Goettl’s technician is subject to a thorough background check and drug test. Interestingly, every of its offering comes with a free Goettl flashlight.

Learn something knew about Securus Technologies in 3 minutes

Inmate communications and parole tracking are crucial factors in correction facilities. Alternatively, is it not true? One of the major players in this is SECURUS TECHNOLOGIES. They are the leading providers of criminal and civil justice technologies, government information-management services among others.


The company serves more than 2600 correction facilities in 45 states in the US, Canada, the District of Columbia, and Mexico. Securus Technologies serves more than one million inmates around the globe. They are a big organization, which provides innovative and comprehensive technical solutions, and friendly customer care. The major goal of Securus is to make sure the specialized needs of correction facilities and law enforcement centers are efficient.


Where do you find Securus Technologies?


Their headquarters are in Dallas Texas. They have four regional offices in the Dallas metropolitan area and another one in Atlanta Georgia.


In an article published in PR Newswire, there are several comments from email and formal letter communications received from jail officials in the US. They come from officials tasked with solving and preventing crimes as well as making prisons safer. According to Richard A. Smith, they receive thousands of letters regarding the inmates and clients experience with Securus. These help them in building safety, which is their main agenda.


Below are some of the selected comments


One individual was grateful for the quick and friendly customer service that he received and was looking forward to much more. Through their help, they were able to use the information provided through the phone call to get a search warrant for a corrupt worker. The accused was put behind bars that morning.


Another person said that monitoring calls regarding inmates using or selling drugs in the correction facility enabled them to monitor suspicious calls, threats, and other things that might compromise the security of the correction facility.


Julia Jackson, From Grapes to Greatness

Most kids dream about growing up and becoming a fireman, astronaut, veterinarian, or some other exciting job, but not Julia Jackson. For as long as she can remember she wanted to make wine, just like her parents did. Born in 1988 in San Francisco California Julia quickly became familiar with the art of wine making. You could often find her picking and sorting grapes in one of their many winery fields.

Graduating from Scripts Collage in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Arts, Julia continued to learn the ins and outs of the wine business. In 2014 she founded the Cambria Seeds of Empowerment, a program that inspires “Warrior Women” who have been through hardships in their lives to help other struggling women do the same thing. The program grants $100,000 annually to non-profit organizations who share the same spirit. Read more about Julia on Running Lip.

Julia is also very vocal when it comes to the wine she loves. She recently stated that although Sonoma has a great reputation for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, it may also be the best place for Cabernet.

Julia’s family has been making wine for many years and has several wineries spread throughout the world. One of their more interesting wines is Cardinale. Produced on a limited basis in Napa Valley this wine is blended from many different mountain appellations including Diamond Mountain, Howell Mountain, Mount Veeder, and Spring Mountain creating a beautiful sympathy of flavor.

Julia continues to work for her family, currently alongside the international sales team. She strives to inspire and hopes to introduce her wine to a new generation.