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Konicek Sales to Represent Hillphoenix in the Midwest

CONYERS, Ga. — Hillphoenix Industrial, which provides provides industrial refrigeration systems for a variety of applications, recently added Konicek Sales, based in Eagle River, Wisconsin, to its list of sales partners. Konicek will represent the Hillphoenix line of CO2 refrigeration system solutions in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. “The Hillphoenix Industrial line of refrigeration systems is ideal for industrial market […]

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Outsourcing and How to Avoid Strategic Mistakes

The definition of outsourcing is using another company to perform tasks that a company can do themselves. Here is a summary of outsourcing observations I’ve made in the roofing industry today and some questions: Phase 1: Start-ups and companies under $1 million in revenue. They’re typically short on cash and are trying to do everything […]

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Soler & Palau Acquires 4 United Enertech Brands

BARCELONA, Spain — Soler & Palau Ventilation Group (S&P), a global manufacturer and distributor of air-movement products, has acquired United Enertech Corp., Air Performance LLC, Air Conditioning Products LLC, and Metal Form Manufacturing LLC, all previously held by United Enertech Holdings, based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The addition of the United Enertech brands expands S&P’s portfolio, adding grilles, […]

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GAF Energy Receives Miami-Dade County Approval for Solar Roof

GAF Energy’s Timberline Solar, the world’s first nailable solar shingle, has been approved by Miami-Dade County’s Product Control Sector after an extensive multi-month review and evaluation.  According to GAF Energy, the county’s decision confirms that Timberline Solar meets or exceeds the High Velocity Hurricane Zone requirements of the Florida Building Code standards for safety, wind […]

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Roofing Industry Reacts to Home Depot Acquisition of SRS Distribution

The pace of mergers and acquisitions in the roofing industry continued through the first quarter of 2024 and culminated with the major news that Home Depot purchased SRS Distribution.  The $18.25 billion deal sent a seismic ripple effect of reaction industrywide.  Craig Webb is president of Webb Analytics, a research and consulting firm that reports […]

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6.4% Annual Growth in Global HVAC Market Predicted

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — The global HVAC systems market is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 6.4% between 2024 and 2031, according to a new report published by Verified Market Research (VMR). The report estimates that the market is valued at $218.32 billion now and is expected to reach $338.62 billion […]

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Nexson Group Acquires Heat Exchanger Manufacturer

GARCHIZY, France — Nexson Group SAS, a manufacturer of heat exchangers and pressure vessels, has acquired Thermowave GmbH, a German company that makes heat exchangers for HVAC applications as well as specialized equipment for industrial refrigeration, the food industry, the chemical industry, and other sectors. Thermowave had been a part of Güntner GmbH & Co. KG. […]

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ACCA Announces 2024-2025 Board of Directors

ORLANDO, Fla. — Several ACCA member contractors stepped into new leadership roles on the 2024-2025 ACCA board of directors during the recent ACCA 2024, the organization’s educational and networking conference. Martin Hoover of Empire Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. in Decatur, Georgia, took over the board chairmanship from Stephen Pape of Pape Services in Desoto, Texas. […]

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Garland Introduces KEE-Stone HP Thermoplastic Roofing Membrane

The Garland Company, a full-service roofing manufacturer and building envelope solution provider based in Cleveland, announced the newest addition to its KEE-Stone family of thermoplastic roofing membranes: KEE-Stone HP. This membrane incorporates one of the industry’s highest-quality ketone ethylene esters, Elvaloy HP, for superior flexibility, strength, and chemical and UV resistance. KEE-Stone HP is a […]

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The NEWSMakers Podcast: State of the HVAC Industry 2024 Report

What is in store for the HVAC industry in 2024? AHRI’s Steve Yurek fills us in on all the trends that will be affecting HVAC contractors in the upcoming year. Topics include refrigerant transition, decarbonization, and HVAC sales. Source link

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Private Equity Firm Acquires Freezer Manufacturer

CLEVELAND — Arctic Industries and Store It Cold have been sold to Kinzie Capital Partners LP, a private equity firm based in Chicago. The Industrials and Engineered Equipment team at Brown Gibbons Lang & Co. (BGL) served as the financial advisor to Arctic Industries and Store It Cold in the transaction, the terms of which were not disclosed. With […]

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VIDEO: Win the Storm 2024 Has a New Direction

Win the Storm (WTS) is taking a new direction under new leadership this year, and attendees to the event will take notice, said industry veteran Josey Parks. In this brief video, Parks –the owner of multiple roofing-related businesses including WTS’s creator –Storm Ventures Group, discussed how he intends to rebuild the two-day conference as a […]

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Warren Controls ARIA Actuator | phcppros

Warren Controls highlights its Warren Controls ARIA actuator for its industry-leading ARIA Series of electrically actuated, modulating, globe control valves. The ARIA actuator is ideal for correcting commercial steam-fired water heaters that had previously been driven by oversized steam valves. Since the ARIA actuator inherently has a 12-bit hall-effect feedback, the controllable linear resolution is […]

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DuPont launches new Tyvek Protec PSU Peel and Stick Underlayment

On Tuesday, DuPont announced the launch of its latest addition to the company’s roofing underlayment product line: the Tyvek Protec PSU peel-and-stick underlayment, designed to provide high-temperature and UV resistance along with a slip-resistant walking surface and split liner for easy installation. Among its attributes touted by DuPont, the company said Tyvek Protec PSU also […]

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STACK Partners with Nearmap, Seeks to Eliminate Onsite Visits, Increase Efficiency

STACK Construction Technologies, a cloud-based construction platform, announced on Wednesday it entered into a partnership with Nearmap, a location intelligence and aerial imagery solutions provider, to improve efficiency, reduce risks, and increase bid output for subcontractors.  In a Feb. 20 news release, STACK said because exteriors or site plans on existing buildings are not always […]

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General Pipe Cleaners Promotes Angela Grieb to National Sales Manager

General Pipe Cleaners has announced the promotion of Angela Grieb to national sales manager. In her new role, Grieb will manage, train, and support General Pipe Cleaners’ network of independent sales reps, interface with wholesalers, distributors, end-users, and influencers, and provide customer support. Grieb joined General Pipe Cleaners in 2005 as the executive assistant. During […]

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Eagle Roofing Products Names Bridgeport Blend Copper as 2024 Color of the Year

Eagle Roofing Products has selected its 2024 Color of the Year, Bridgeport Blend Copper. An amalgamation of grays, taupe, brown and black hues accented by orange-luster streaks, it mirrors the deep sepia tones of Sequoia trees and the ash shadows that line mountain ranges. The colorway is available in Eagle Roofing Products’ flat, Bel Air […]

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Oatey Women’s Resource Network Hosts The House That She Built Girl Scouts Event

Oatey Co., a leading manufacturer in the plumbing industry since 1916, is pleased to announce that its Women’s Resource Network recently hosted a special event for two Cleveland area Girl Scout troops at the company’s training center, Oatey University. The event aimed to help the Girl Scouts complete a The House That She Built Girl Scouts patch, […]

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Roofer.com Raises $7.5M in Seed Round

AI startup Roofer.com, a roofing technology company, announced last week that it has raised a $7.5 million Seed round led by Mucker Capital with participation from several venture capital firms and angel investors.  In a Jan. 30 news release announcing its Seed round take, Roofer.com, headquartered in Dallas, said it plans to use the funding […]

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The NEWSMakers Podcast: Navigating, Requesting, and Promoting Online Reviews

How do contractors request, promote, and handle online reviews? Nexstar Network coach Alicia Johnston provides tips for how HVAC contractors should navigate this part of the business. Source link

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Tecta America Acquires Eberhard Companies

On Tuesday, Tecta America, the nation’s largest commercial roofing firm, announced that it had acquired Eberhard Companies based in Van Nuys, Calif., and Las Vegas. In a Jan. 23 news release, Tecta said that Eberhard has served the greater Los Angeles and Las Vegas markets since 1945 and is one of “…the most recognized commercial […]

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Holcim Building Envelope Combines, Rebrands Products, Unveils Enverge Spray Foam

Holcim Building Envelope announced on Tuesday the launch of Enverge, a sustainability-focused spray foam insulation brand “…with a mission of changing the way the world insulates”; the new name unites two market-leading spray foam brands, Gaco SprayFoam and SES Foam. “Enverge has the products, resources, people, expertise, and conviction to become the market leader in the […]

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Southern Acquires Florida Home Services Firm

ORLANDO, Fla. — Southern Home Services, which operates home services companies across the U.S., has acquired ACE Solves It All, an HVAC, plumbing, and electrical services company in the Orlando residential market. “We are thrilled to welcome ACE Solves It All into the Southern Home Services family,” said Bryan Benak, CEO of Southern Home Services, […]

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Planning For Growth | ACHR News

“You need to find out from your customers what it is that they need and what you can do for them. You just can’t assume that you know best without knowing what direction they are going in.” – Darrell Sterling corporate parts and supply manager Koch Air It’s the time of year […]

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Core 37 Collection from Georgia Boot

The new Core 37 collection from Georgia Boot is designed for all-day comfort, performance and durability for whatever the job requires. The three styles include: a 6-inch, steel toe, lace-up work boot (GB00635, soft toe; and GB00636; steel toe); an 8-inch, soft toe, lace-up boot (GB00637); and a 10-inch, pull-on silhouette (GB00638, soft toe; and […]

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Dan Rice Named New Executive Sales Manager at Bon Tool Co.

Dan Rice has taken the reigns at Bon Tool Company as national sales manager and will oversee Bon’s sales leads, initiatives, and local and national accounts, including the company’s in-house customer service team and sales representatives. In a Jan. 4 news release, Bon Tool said the move, which took effect at the end of last […]

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Laars Acquires Boilermaker Electro Industries

ACHR NEWS Editorial Staff ROCHESTER, N.H. — Laars Heating Systems, a designer and manufacturer of boilers, water heaters, and pool heaters used in residential, commercial, and industrial applications, has acquired Electro Industries Inc., based in Monticello, Minnesota. Electro Industries is a manufacturer of electric boilers, air-to-water heat-pump technology, electric duct heaters, and controls. Laars is a subsidiary of […]

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Harness Roofing and Waterproofing, GAF Partner to Protect Roof of Ozark Share & Care

Harness Roofing and Waterproofing teamed up with GAF at the end of last month to repair the roof of thrift store Ozark Share & Care in Harrison, Ark., with a new roof coating that will alleviate a significant operating expense and help Share and Care focus on using funds to meet the needs of the community. Ozark Share & Care […]

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Max Service Group Firms Add Electrical Service

ACHR NEWS Editorial Staff INDIANAPOLIS — Williams Comfort Air and Mr. Plumber, Max Service Group-brand companies serving central Indiana, have added residential electrical work to their rosters of home services. The new service offering went into effect at the beginning of the year. “We are constantly considering ways we can be more all-encompassing, helpful partners to our […]

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Omnia Exterior Solutions Appoints Jeffery Kizilbash as CEO

Omnia Exterior Solutions, a portfolio company of CCMP Growth Advisors, announced at the end of last month that it had named Jeffery Kizilbash as the company’s new chief executive officer, leading all aspects of the business and focus on adding new member companies to the platform. “Omnia Exterior Solutions is delighted to announce the addition […]

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Bonomi LOCPOWER Control Valve Selected as Finalist in 2024 AHR Innovation Awards

Bonomi’s new LOCPOWER control valve was recently selected as a finalist in the 2024 AHR Expo Innovation Awards. Bonomi will be exhibiting the new product at Booth # N2560 at AHR 2024 at McCormick Center in Chicago, Jan. 22-24. LOCPOWER is a patented energy harvesting control valve for water from the Bonomi Group. LOCPOWER converts […]

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Austin Plumbing Entrepreneur and Local Celebrity Brad Casebier Strikes Chord with Debut Album, Contemplations

Brad Casebier, founder and former CEO of Radiant Plumbing — known for its audacious and innovative advertising methods — transforms his plumbing fame into musical brilliance with debut album release, Contemplations. The album, featuring the vocal stylings of Isumataq, is a collection of instrumental, meditative guitar tracks all composed and played by Casebier. Casebier made waves […]

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Caleffi Introduces Rolf Fischer as Canadian National Sales Manager

Caleffi North America is delighted to announce the addition of Rolf Fischer as the new national sales manager for Canada. With extensive sales experience, Fischer will play a pivotal role in driving business growth in the plumbing and hydronic industries while strengthening Caleffi’s presence in the Canadian marketplace.   “Rolf brings with him a proven […]

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Terravis Energy Begins Testing Prototype Residential Heat Pump at State-of-the-Art Testing Facility

Worksport Ltd. is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Terravis Energy Inc., has refined and completed a working prototype of its Cold Climate, Air Source Residential Heat Pump intended for use in the residential home heating and cooling market, and has begun a testing program in a state-of-the-art climate chamber at Worksport’s Toronto facility. The […]

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Core Pipe Products Announces Changes to Executive Team

Core Pipe Products Inc. is pleased to announce several changes to its executive team. David J. Romanelli will be promoted to president and chief operating officer from his current title of vice president of operations. Rob Snyder will fill the position of vice president of operations, and Steve J. Romanelli will become chairman of the […]

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BLANCO Announces New Top Management in North America

With the appointment of Alana Stevens as CEO of Blanco North America and Emre Yalcin as CFO of Blanco North America, the company is realigning its top management in North America. Stevens and Yalcin are taking over their roles with immediate effect and they are succeeding Garth Wallin (CEO) and Mike DiFranco (SVP – Finance […]

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RBI Torus Watertube Boiler Line

RBI has expanded the Torus line of watertube boilers and water heaters to include smaller sizes from 300 – 1000 MBH. The full line is now available in sizes ranging from 300 – 4000 MBH making this unit ideal for a wider array of applications. Torus continues the RBI tradition of high quality and performance […]

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American Standard Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heater

  It’s like pulling energy savings out of thin air. The Hybrid Heat Pump water heater from American Standard Water Heaters features five operating modes, plus the i-Memory algorithm that ensures hot water when needed, and energy savings when it’s not. With up to 4.01 UEF, the Hybrid also features one powered and one magnesium […]

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Preparing for a Smooth Roof Replacement: Tips for Homeowners

Planning for a roof replacement can seem like a daunting task for homeowners. However, with proper preparation and organization, you can ensure a smooth and successful roof replacement project. In this blog post, we’ll provide you with valuable tips to help you prepare for a seamless roof replacement experience. From selecting the right roofing contractor […]

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Unveiling Crossville’s Timeless Treasures: Exploring the Rich History of a Charming City

Introduction Step back in time and immerse yourself in the captivating history of Crossville, Tennessee. Nestled in the heart of Cumberland County, Crossville boasts a rich and diverse past that is waiting to be discovered. In this blog post, we invite you to join us on a journey through time as we uncover the hidden […]

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A Family Adventure Awaits: Unleashing the Fun for Kids of All Ages in Crossville

Introduction Crossville, Tennessee, is the perfect destination for families seeking unforgettable adventures and quality bonding time. With its diverse range of family-friendly activities, Crossville offers something for kids of all ages. In this blog post, we’ll unveil a treasure trove of exciting experiences and attractions that will leave your children with lifelong memories and a […]

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Swing into Paradise: Discover the Best Golf Courses in Crossville, Tennessee

Introduction Crossville, Tennessee, is a golfer’s dream destination, boasting a remarkable selection of golf courses that rival some of the best in the nation. With its rolling hills, scenic beauty, and favorable climate, Crossville offers an idyllic setting for golfers seeking both challenge and relaxation. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the best […]

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Unveiling Crossville’s Best-Kept Secrets: Unforgettable Off-the-Beaten-Path Attractions

Introduction Explore the lesser-known wonders of Crossville and unlock a world of unforgettable experiences. While Crossville, Tennessee, is renowned for its stunning landscapes and vibrant community, there are hidden gems waiting to be discovered by those willing to venture off the beaten path. In this blog post, we’ll take you on a journey through Crossville’s […]

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Unveiling the Hidden Hero: The Role of Insulation in Roof Repair and Energy Efficiency

The Importance of Insulation in Roof Repair and Energy Efficiency Your roof is not just a protective barrier against the elements; it also plays a critical role in maintaining energy efficiency within your home. While many homeowners focus on shingles, leaks, and structural integrity during roof repairs, the hidden hero that often goes unnoticed is […]

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Roofing Inspections for Real Estate: Key Steps for Buyers and Sellers

When it comes to real estate transactions, the condition of the roof plays a vital role. For buyers, a comprehensive roofing inspection helps assess the property’s overall condition and potential expenses. For sellers, a well-maintained roof can increase the value and marketability of their home. In this blog post, we’ll explore the key steps for […]

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The Step-by-Step Guide to Installing Solar Panels on Your Home

You’ve decided to have solar panels installed. Congratulations! But what’s the next step? Let us walk you through the process. We’ll also give you some climate information for new solar panel homeowners.   What is the installation process? Engineering visit First, you need to arrange an engineering site visit. The engineer will come to your […]

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The Science of Roof Colors: What You Need to Know

As a homeowner, it’s safe to assume you know the color of your roof. But do you know the color of your next-door neighbor’s roof? Or how about three doors down? The color of your roof has more relevance than just aesthetic appeal. The color of your roof shingles can affect the overall efficiency of […]

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Reading Between the Shingles: What Your Roof Is Telling You About Its Condition

While it might not seem like it, your roof is an important part of your family. It takes on the elements like snow, rain, and hail, so you don’t have to. But unlike the rest of your family, it has a hard time telling you when something is wrong. However, there are common signs that […]

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Are Roof Problems and Pests Ruining Your Home?

In this series, we’ve covered how roof rot and roof fungus can affect not only your roof but your health as well. In this article, we will go over some other common roof problems and pests and some ways to remedy them. What are some common roof problems? Leaks Every homeowner knows that the number […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Solar Tiles

Have you ever looked at your neighbor’s roof and wondered why it’s so shiny? Have you driven through a neighborhood with futuristic-looking roofs and wondered what in the world their roof is made of? While it’s possible that what you saw were solar panels, it could also have been a solar tiled roof. In this […]