Goettl Air Conditioning has recently acquired an HVAC company in Southern California. the family owned company is called Walton’s Heating and Air. Although Goettl already has a presence Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Tucson, the new company is the beginning of a solid presence in California. The business was owned by Todd Longbrake who admitted his business had become stagnant and believes Goettl can continue to grow the HVAC company. When Goettl originally expressed their interest in the company in 2015, there was reluctance on Longbrake’s part to come onboard. He changed his mind after hearing numerous complimentary comments from people in the industry regarding Ken Goodrich who owns Goettl. The acquisition became final in 2015 after Longbrake decided it was time to take a chance. Since this time the company has grown substantially.
Goettl continues to retain Longbrake as a field supervisor and a sales manager. Goodrich believes Longbrake works well within the company and has become a leader in their organization. Even though it has been two years since the acquisition was finalized, Goodrich did not make the announcement until recently. This was due to some marketing complications and operational issues. Once these issues were resolved Goodrich made the announcement and gave the company the Goettl badge. Goettl felt the values reflected by Walton matched those of Goettl and knew he could initiate growth in the platform. Goettl’s employees increased to 306 after the acquisition with an addition of 200 jobs centered in Phoenix and Tucson. Goodrich plans to turn Goettl into a nationwide brand and their Southern California expansion will be followed by Northern California and Texas in 2018.
Goettl Air Conditioning has become a true pioneer in their industry. Their legacy began in 1939 when Adam and Gust Goettl were responsible for the development of the first refrigerated air conditioner and evaporative cooler in Phoenix. The unit was capable of handling the severe temperatures found in the desert. The company has continued to grow and become a highly trusted name in the field through decades of technological changes in the industry.
Goettl gives people a lot more value for their money. They have pride in their work and jobs are done correctly the first time. Their technicians provide exceptional service and premium products unique to the industry. All of their technicians have been certified, drug tested, and passed a background check. The company even gives every customer a free Goettl flashlight with every job.