Preferred Sales has joined forces with Cleveland-based manufacturers’ representative agency Story Equipment Sales.

“Contractors and wholesalers across Northern Ohio see the Story Equipment team as the go-to resource for hydronic job consultations and troubleshooting. We are thrilled to bring their team into Preferred Sales and continue enhancing our hydronic and HVAC services for the wholesale customer base and contractors across our footprint,” said Alan Guidish, president of Preferred Sales.

Effective May 1, the Story Equipment team will become part of Preferred Sales Inc.’s Northern Ohio sales team and take on representation of Preferred Sales’ existing line card.

Also, effective May 1, Preferred Sales will add representation for the following manufacturers: Armstrong Fluid Technology, Burnham Commercial Boilers, Creatherm, Holby Valve Company, New Yorker Boilers, Spirotherm, Sterling Inc., Super Radiator Coils, Thermo Products LLC, and U.S. Boiler Company.

Preferred Sales will also retain the existing office space and warehousing operations held by Story Equipment in Oakwood Village, OH.

“I’ve developed a great relationship with Alan and Michelle over the years,” said Steve Armstrong, principal Story Equipment Sales. “They’ve built a great culture at Preferred Sales and have invested in the infrastructure to evolve in our rapidly changing sales environment. We can’t wait to hit the road as part of their team.”