FORT WORTH, Texas — MORSCO HVAC Supply, a Fort Worth, Texas-based distributor of HVAC equipment (HVAC), has acquired Ott Distributors, a Charleston, South Carolina-based HVAC distributor.

In the transaction, all Ott Distributors associates and the Charleston, South Carolina location 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 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, access to even more inventory and expertise, and enhanced tools like online ordering through the MORSCO HVAC Supply website.”

MORSCO, a 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 vice president of HVAC sales at Baker Distributing Co. and regional manager with Goodman Mfg. Co. 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 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 U.S. 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.”

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Publication date: 09/18/18