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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.