New VP, HVAC, Eastern Region Bob Bermudez to Oversee Growth Starting with Charleston, SC Acquisition
Fort Worth, TX – (August 27, 2018) – MORSCO HVAC Supply, a Fort Worth, Texas-based distributor of heating and cooling equipment (HVAC), today announced that 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, N 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 quality 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 like online ordering through the MORSCO HVAC Supply website.”
MORSCO, a leading U.S. distributor of commercial and residential plumbing, waterworks and HVAC, 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.
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 Company and Regional Manager with Goodman Manufacturing. Bermudez is currently 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.”
MORSCO is a leading U.S. distributor of commercial and residential plumbing, waterworks and HVAC supplies. The company was founded in Fort Worth, Texas, and is now one of the fastest growing in its market, led by a team of industry veterans. In 2018, MORSCO was acquired by the Reece Group, Australia’s leading provider of plumbing, HVAC and waterworks products. For additional information regarding MORSCO or any of its brands, please visit www.morsco.com.
About Reece Group
Reece Group is a leading distributor of plumbing, waterworks and HVAC-R products to commercial and residential customers through 800 branches in Australia, New Zealand and the United States. Established in 1920 and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: REH), Reece Group has approximately 8,000 employees committed to improving the lives of their customers by striving for greatness every day. For further information on Reece Group and its portfolio of businesses please visit www.reecegroup.com.au.