Johnson Controls Inc. recently celebrated the grand opening of its newest Source 1™ HVAC Supply Center in Vernon Hills, Illinois. The first of three new locations opening in the Chicago area, the center handles York, Guardian, and Source 1 products. Source 1 is the exclusive supplier of factory-authorized service parts and residential accessories for all Johnson Controls Unitary Products residential and light commercial HVAC equipment. The company also offers a broad variety of universal HVAC parts, supplies, and accessories from many manufacturers.
New stores in the Chicago suburbs of Elgin and Aurora will celebrate grand openings in October.
“As each center opens, we are providing contractors with a one-stop source for equipment, parts, and HVAC-related supplies as well as HVAC expertise and training, all in a single convenient location,” said Chris Cozzi, district general manager, factory direct, Johnson Controls Chicago Area. “Our goal is to help contractors improve their productivity and profitability.”
Like existing stores in Elmhurst and Tinley Park, the Vernon Hills location will stock more than 24,000 products from York, Source 1, and other HVAC manufacturers. “We also offer a full line of York and Guardian residential heating and cooling systems and related accessories, along with ductless mini-splits, packaged rooftop solutions, and indoor/outdoor split systems,” Cozzi noted.
In addition, contractors will find a wide array of HVAC test instruments, tools, and supplies and have the ability to tap into local training programs and the technical expertise of store employees.
“We’re creating a full-service solution where inventory is replenished on a nightly basis,” explained Jeffrey Meyer, vice president, factory direct, North America, Johnson Controls. “This model enables us to operate our service centers closer to where our contractors and dealers work every day and helps them be more productive, reducing their travel time and allowing them to spend more time completing a repair or proper install.”
Publication date: 10/6/2014