Baker Distributing Co., Jacksonville, FL, the largest subsidiary of Watsco, added eight new locations with the purchase of A&R Supply Co., an HVACR distributor based in Tennessee. A&R Supply has served the industry since 1957 and has four locations in Tennessee, three in Mississippi and one in Arkansas.

John Brady, former president of A&R Supply, will remain with Baker Distributing Co. and oversee the operations of the A&R locations.