Goettl Acquires Walton’s Heating and Air


Goettl Air Conditioning’s owner, Ken Goodrich has this week announced the acquisition of Walton’s Heating and Air, a family-owned HVAC company. Walton’s is a Southern California-based HVAC company. The deal will help Walton’s to grow beyond what its owner Todd Longbrake would achieve alone. Again, it will help Goettl to solidify its presence in its largest markets in Las Vegas, Tucson, and Phoenix. Todd Longbrake had taken Walton’s as far as he could take it, but it remained stagnant.

Ken Goodrich became interested in acquiring the family-owned HVAC company way back in 2015. However, Todd Longbrake, Walton’s Heating and Air owner was reluctant to accept the offer. With time, he decided to give it a try after hearing positive testimonials about Goettl Air Conditioning and its owner Ken Goodrich. While the acquisition finalized two years ago, Ken Goodrich held off the announcement until recently to allow Goettl to address operational issues within Walton’s and implement appropriate marketing techniques. Since 2015 when the deal was finalized, Goettl has experienced ten-fold growth. Upon the acquisition, Todd Longbrake immediately assimilated into Goettl’s culture. He was retained as the company’s sales manager and field supervisor. Ken Goodrich wanted to overcome all operational and marketing challenges before giving Walton’s the Goettl badge.

Both Walton’s and Goettl had similar values and background. While Walton’s was stagnant at the time of acquisition, Ken Goodrich believes that Walton’s is a platform company where Goettl would thrive. Goettl Air Conditioning currently has 306 employees and expects to hire additional employees after the acquisition. Goettl looks forward to creating more job opportunities in Phoenix and Tucson, its largest markets. Ken Goodrich’s mission is to grow Goettl to a national brand. In the next phase, Goettl wants to solidify its presence in northern California followed by Texas in 2018.

About Goettl Air Conditioning

According to Biz Journals, Goettl Air Conditioning is a leading company in the HVAC industry. It’s the pioneer of the world’s first refrigerated AC unit and evaporative cooler. It continues a legacy started in 1939 by Adam and Gust Goettl to battle harsh desert conditions. Since then Goettl has gained its customers loyalty, succeeding through decades of technological and industrial revolution. Visit phoenix.goettl.com for more.

At Goettl Air Conditioning, you get more value for your money. Its technicians boast of completing tasks right at the first time. Goettl’s highly skilled and experienced professionals devote to providing premium services that are unmatched in the industry. All its technicians are subject to a thorough drug test and background screening.

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