In a move aimed at expanding their business horizons, Goettl Air Conditioning recently acquired a California-based HVAC company, Walton’s Heating and Air. The acquisition of the family owned business has been praised as a move that will take both businesses to the next level. For Goettl, the acquisition presents a chance for the air conditioning company to cement its presence in southern California. On the other hand, Walton’s Heat and Air company look set to grow into feats that were only imaginable to its initial founder, Todd Longbrake.
Speaking regarding the acquisition, Longbrake admitted that despite all his efforts to grow the family owned business, its growth had stagnated. Goettl’s initial interest in Walton’s Heating and the air was rebuffed in a bid to hold onto the family owned business due to its sentimental value. However, Goettl’s reputation in the industry made Longbrake change his mind.
Although an agreement between the two parties was reached in 2015, the announcement on Business Press Vegas of the acquisition was held off until this year. The delay in the announcement of the acquisition is attributable to a few operational and marketing complications with Walton’s. Indeed, looking back at the decision he made almost two years ago, Longbrake, the current sales manager and field supervisor at Goettl, is proud of his decision to sell since the business has grown ten-fold in such a short time.
Goodrich is adamant that Todd Longbrake’s quick assimilation into the company culture is one of the key factors that have catapulted him into leadership within such a short period. He attributes his company’s keen interest in completing the deal despite various obstacles to the fact that the two enterprises share similar values. He also views Walton’s Heating and Air as a platform for the growth of Goettl.
Founded in 1939, Goettl Air Conditioning prides itself on being an industry pioneer. Its foundation is traceable to two individuals, Gust and Adam Goettl who were the first developers of the first ever evaporative cooler and refrigerate AC unit. Since then, Goettl has successfully navigated through technological changes and adapted accordingly to the evolution in the HVAC industry.
Currently, the company has a workforce of 306 employees, a number that is likely to increase considering the exponential growth rate exhibited by the Goettl in the last two years. Indeed, Goodrich has successfully turned Goettl into everyone’s go-to destination for efficient, pocket-friendly premium products and excellent customer service.