MORSCO HVAC Supply begins East Coast expansion
MORSCO HVAC Supply recently announced it has acquired Ott Distributors, a Charleston, South Carolina-based HVAC distributor.
In the transaction, all Ott Distributors associates and the location at 1020 Aragon Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405, will operate under the Ott Distributors/MORSCO HVAC Supply brand. This will be the first MORSCO HVAC Supply branch on the East Coast.
Ott Distributors has been serving Charleston and the surrounding area with parts and equipment for more than 40 years. In 2011, Ott was named HEIL's 2011 Single Point Distributor of the Year.
“At Ott Distributors we pride ourselves on providing our customers with the parts and products, service and knowledge they need,” said Chip Hester, president, Ott Distributors. “MORSCO HVAC Supply prides itself on these same principles, so our customers can expect high service levels and access to even more inventory and expertise, and enhanced tools such as online ordering through the MORSCO HVAC Supply website.”
MORSCO launched the MORSCO HVAC Supply brand in April, 2018 to better focus its HVAC operations and offer HVAC customers enhanced service, more locations and more local expertise, the Fort Worth, Texas-based distributor noted.
To oversee MORSCO HVAC Supply’s growth in the Eastern U.S., Bob Bermudez has been named vice president, HVAC, Eastern region. He has nearly 20 years of experience in HVAC and regional sales roles, most recently as VP HVAC sales at Baker Distributing Co., and regional manager with Goodman Mfg. Bermudez currently is a candidate in the EMBA program at the University of South Florida Muma College of Business. His undergraduate degree was earned at The Ohio State University.
“The acquisition of Ott Distributors establishes our presence on the East Coast where we see a large, attractive opportunity to expand and reach new customers with our unmatched level of service,” said Jim Mishler, president, MORSCO HVAC Supply. “We remain very committed to growing the MORSCO HVAC Supply business within our existing geography in Texas and the Western U.S., as well as across the entire United States. We are excited to continue our growth strategy within our organic markets as well as expand into new markets via additional acquisitions and new locations.”