Comfort Supply Inc., a wholesale distributor of Ruud HVAC products, has opened a location in Clarksville, Tenn. The new warehouse/showroom is at 1460 New Ashland City Road. Comfort Supply also has stores in Nashville, Murfreesboro, and Cookeville.

The 8,000-square-foot Clarksville location will offer products residential and commercial contractors need to install and service HVAC equipment.

“Clarksville is a particularly good location for Comfort Supply because the residential construction industry has fared much better here than in most other Tennessee cities during the economic downturn,” said Jimmy Shelton, sales consultant for the new store. “We see a great potential for growth in this market.”

In November 2009, ranked Clarksville fourth in the nation in terms of mid-sized cities in which to start up a new business. The article cited an influx of manufacturing jobs.

“We have been wanting to expand to Clarksville for a some time now,” said Clay Blevins, Comfort Supply CEO. “We look forward to working with the contractors in the community and being a part of this great city.”

Comfort Supply has grown from one location to four within fours years. Its first new location, in Murfreesboro, opened in 2006, and the Cookeville office opened in 2008. The company’s revenue has grown at an annual rate of approximately 15 percent for the past four years.

“We are grateful to have experienced success during these challenging times,” Blevins said. “People will choose to do business with you, we believe, if you provide great service and an outstanding product at a fair price. This is what we have built our business on, and we look forward to bringing the same customer-focused approach to our Clarksville store.”

Publication date:07/19/2010