Goettl Air Conditioning has acquired Southern California based Walton Heating and Air, according to a press release in BizJournals. Adding the family-owned HVAC company enables Goettl to solidify its presence in California while helping Walton to grow. Goettl has locations in Las Vegas, Phoenix and Tucson and has been interested in adding Walton since 2015. Walton’s owner Todd Longbrake initially resisted the merger until hearing many good things about Goettl and Ken Goodrich, its owner, from HVAC industry insiders. Since joining forces in 2015, Walton has grown exponentially.
Todd Longbrake has remained with the merged companies as field supervisor and sales manager and is a leader in the organization. Goodrich has waited until the operational and marketing issues were ironed out before making the announcement. Goodrich said Walton Heating and Air Conditioning is a very valuable company and has the values and family background that’s similar to Goettl Air Conditioning. Acquiring it offered an excellent opportunity for smart growth.
Goodrich anticipates adding about 200 employees to its 306-man staff. The additions will be primarily in Phoenix and Tucson, Goettl’s largest markets. Goodrich plans to expand into Northern California and Texas as part of his goal of Goettl developing a nationwide presence.
Founded in the Phoenix area in 1939 by Gust and Adam Goettl, Goettl Air Conditioning is considered a pioneer in the industry. The Goettl’s developed the region’s first AC unit to employ evaporative cooler and refrigerator technology to handle the desert’s very high temperatures. Since then, Goettl has continued to be an HVAC industry leader because if its technology and business practices. It is now one of the HVAC industry’s most trusted names. The company’s slogan is ‘No One Knows AC Like Goettl’ and they have the track record and countless satisfied clients to prove it.
Goettl Air Conditioning is known on GlassDoor.com for their premium products, highly skilled technicians and excellent service. All of their technicians are ‘Sadie Certified’ and pass a thorough background check. Customers know they get better value for their money when they deal with Goettl Air Conditioning. They take pride in their work and have developed a reputation for always doing the job right. Goettl Air Conditioning technicians receive continuous training upgrades to prepare them to correctly install, service and repair any type of air conditioning system.
For over 75 years customers in the southwestern United State have known they can count on Goettl Air Conditioning.