For your information news briefs from a wide variety of categories within the HVAC industry. Price increases, mergers and acquisitions, award winners, and more are highlighted here each week.



General Filters (Novi, Michigan) announced a new brand identity that includes new logos, colors, and design.

TDIndustries (Dallas) named Lauren Turner senior vice president of Dallas Service.

Evapco Inc. (Taneytown, Maryland) has announced the hiring of Integrated Cooling Systems of Central Florida (Doral, Florida) as its exclusive representative in the Tampa and Orlando, Florida areas.

Trane (Davidson, North Carolina) has earned the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) Excellence in Customer Service Award for the second consecutive year.

Johnson Controls (Milwaukee) named Phil Clement chief marketing officer. He will be responsible for all global activities related to conceptualizing and implementing market strategy and demand generation.

Soler & Palau Ventilation Group (Jacksonville, Florida) announced Jeff Bredeson as its president.



Welsch Heating and Cooling (St. Louis) is celebrating its 125th anniversary.

AAA Home Services (St. Louis) celebrated its 50th year in business.

Jon Wayne Service Company (Austin, Texas) received its second Better Business Bureau (BBB) Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics.


Jeff Johnson

Jeff Johnson


Smart Care Equipment Solutions (St. Paul, Minnesota) named Jeff Johnson chief financial officer.



Winsupply Inc. (Dayton, Ohio) purchased Rosen Supply (Tacoma, Washington).

Sanhua International (Jackson, Mississippi) has been named as an approved vendor of Johnstone Supply (Portland, Oregon).

Superior Equipment Sales Inc. (Richmond, Virginia) opened a new branch in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

ICD Building Automation (Pittsburgh) was named a 2020 Diamond Distributor of Honeywell’s (Charlotte, North Carolina) commercial building controls.



SAWIN (Houston, Texas) announced that Carl Hornsby has assumed a sales executive position for the company’s service automation platform. Hornsby has more than 15 years of industry experience.

GPS Insight (Scottsdale, Arizona) acquired ServiceBridge (Chicago).



Mike Hajduk, past president of Callahan Roach Flat Rate Pricing (Dallas), joined the Blue Collar Talent Scouts LLC (Dallas) Advisory Board.