Published originally through BizJournals, Goettl Air Conditioning announced they had bought Walton’s Heating and Air, a family owned HVAC Company that is based in the south of California, and the financial details were not revealed. This means that Goettl will set its presence in California, apart from also being in Phoenix, Tuscon, and Las Vegas. This will also grow the business than what previous owner Todd Longbroke could.
Goettl first showed interest in the company in 2015, but Mr. Longbrake was reluctant and agreed after he had heard good things about Goettl from other people in the HVAC industry and its owner Ken Goodrich. The company has grown ten times since they started working together. Todd was retained in Goettl where he is the sales manager and field supervisor. Mr. Longbrake said he tried to take the family business further, but it remained stagnant.
Even though the deal was finalized years ago, it was announced this week and because of operational and marketing issues within Walton and all those issues had to be dealt with before handing it over to Goettl.
Goodrich said that Walton had similar family background values and although the company had become stagnant, he recognized the fact that it was a platform company that had the potential to grow. Goettl has 306 employees currently, and after acquiring Walton’s, the company foresees an additional 200 jobs being created especially in Tuscon and Phoenix which is the company’s largest market.
Goodrich said that their goal is to become a worldwide brand and also spoke of his plans to expand to Northern California and then Texas in 2018.
About Goettl Air Conditioning
Goettl High Desert Mechanical started in the year 1926 in Mansfield by the Goettl brothers, Adam, bill, and John. They later moved to Phoenix after seven years. That’s when the Phoenix branch was created, and it has gone on to convert to a globally recognized for pioneering the bulk production of warming and cooling expertise. They have even had 100 patents at one point in time.
Ted and Adam, grandsons of Adam Goettl, have continued in their grandfather’s and their household tradition by giving and repairing luxury systems in many households and trades in Northern and Central Arizona. They have built an impressive track record of customizing homes, having new builds, remodeling and also commercial projects over the years.