PITTSBURGH - The Linc Service Network has added another new member. Springdale, Ark.-based L & L Mechanical Services Inc. is the latest to join the now 135 mechanical contractor locations across the United States, Canada, Bermuda, Australia, and New Zealand that follow the disciplines of the Linc System® in delivering preventive maintenance, HVAC service, and energy solutions to the commercial market.

As a Linc Service Contractor, L & L Mechanical will be implementing the Linc System operating procedures and tools to service its customers throughout Benton and Washington counties in northwest Arkansas. When he purchased L & L three years ago, owner Gary Stith said he envisioned becoming part of a larger entity that would provide a disciplined system and proven procedures for running a successful commercial HVAC service business. After learning about the "methods, pricing, and step-by-step approach of the Linc System," as Stith put it, he said he had found the right fit.

"I'm confident that Linc will help us grow in our market, an area that is virtually untapped," Stith said. "By following the refined procedures of the Linc System, we will be able to organize our business in an even more structured way. Our customers expect - and are used to receiving - the best service. As a Linc Service Contractor, we're now in a position to add another level of excellence to all that we do."

L & L Mechanical Services first began providing northwest Arkansas with plumbing, HVAC, and new construction services in 1965. While the company has focused primarily on residential business since its inception, Stith has branched out into commercial opportunities in recent years.

Scott Giacobbe, president and CEO of Linc Network LLC, stated, "L & L is well positioned to develop commercial HVAC service market dominance in one of the more vibrant economic zones in the country. We believe that L & L, as a first-rate company with a strong reputation in its communities, will reach new highs using the Linc System."

Linc Network LLC, headquartered in Pittsburgh and Atlanta, is the franchisor of the Linc System, a business format for operating a commercial HVAC service business. For more information, visit www.lincservice.com.

Publication date: 08/01/2005