Analyst Jeff Germanotta of William Blair & Co. investment firm, who began research coverage of Watsco (Coconut Grove, Fla.), said, “Within its HVAC business, Watsco has demonstrated its capacity to generate growth from both internal and external opportunities, including the integration of 47 acquisitions since 1989.”
Radiant heating sales estimates in 2004 were 214% above 2003 sales estimates, according to an annual survey by the Radiant Panel Association of major suppliers of radiant heating systems in North America.
A majority of HVAC contractors - 77% - plan to convert to 13 SEER by the January 2006 deadline, but 12% still plan to aggressively sell 10 SEER after the transition deadline, according to a survey by Emerson Climate Technologies.
Meier Supply (Johnson City, N.Y.) is now offering regional testing of HVAC/R technicians as a coalition partner of North American Technician Excellence (NATE) - an independent, third-party certification source for technicians.
PVF insiders paint a more positive marketplace outlook going forward, but still with a hint of caution sprinkled in. SWA President David Popek helps PHCP distributor VAMAC thrive in the Mid-Atlantic region. Read more stories in 2017 August Issue.