Ken Goodrich, Goettl Air Conditioning’s owner, has announced the acquisition of Southern California-based HVAC firm, Walton’s Heating and Air. The acquisition will help Goettl to solidify its presence in Southern California. It will also allow Walton’s to grow beyond what its owner, Todd Longbrake would do alone. Todd said on Business Press Vegas that he had taken Walton’s as far as he could take it, but it remained stagnant.
Todd Longbrake was reluctant to accept the offer when Goettl showed interest in acquiring Walton’s in 2015. However, he decided to give it a chance after hearing about Goettl’s reputation in the HVAC industry. Walton’s has grown ten-fold since joining forces with Goettl Air Conditioning in 2015. Upon the acquisition, Todd Longbrake assumed the mantle of Goettl’s sales manager and field supervisor. Over time, Todd Longbrake has assimilated into Goettl’s culture and has become an astute leader.
Despite finalizing the deal two years ago, Ken Goodrich delayed announcing the deal until earlier this week. The announcement was held off due to market constraints and operational issues within Walton’s. Ken Goodrich wanted to iron out all operational matters and marketing complications before announcing the acquisition. In fact, he had to overcome various obstacles throughout the procurement process because of the value Walton’s offered to Goettl. The background and values of Walton’s were similar to Goettl’s. Despite being stagnant at that time, Ken Goodrich believed that Walton’s would help Goettl grow.
According to crunchbase.com, currently, Goettl has 306 employees and expects additional 200 jobs after the acquisition. Its largest market is in Phoenix and Tucson. Ken Goodrich looks forward to making Goettl a national brand. Goettl’s next project is to solidify its presence in Northern California followed by Texas in 2018.
About Goettl Air Conditioning
Founded in 1939 by Goettl brothers, Goettl Air Conditioning is a premier provider of HVAC services in Tucson, Las Vegas, and Phoenix. Since then, it continues a legacy started by Gust and Adam Goettl after developing the first cooling systems to help battle severe desert temperature. Today, Goettl has become one of the most reputable companies in the HVAC industry. It has succeeded through decades of changes in the HVAC industry and technology. Goettl’s skilled and experienced technicians provide premium HVAC services, which are unmatched in the industry. Besides undergoing thorough background and drug tests, all Goettl’s technicians are duly certified. Ken Goodrich is the current Managing Director of Goettl Air Conditioning and its affiliate, the Sunny Plumber. Visit the website at goettlshdm.com.