Monthly Archives: September 2017

Goettl Owner, Kenneth Goodrich, Announces Acquisition of Walton’s Heating and Air

Goettl Air Conditioning recently announced that it acquired Walton’s Heating and Air, a HVAC company based in California, in 2015. Goettl Air Conditioning owner, Kenneth Goodrich, held off the announcement of the acquisition until June 2017 because of a number of issues within Walton’s Heating and Air that needed to be sorted out first. However, he did not disclose the financial details of the transaction.

This was a very strategic move for Goettl as it has given it access to the California market. It also benefited Walton’s Heating and Air since the company now has access to Goettl’s already established markets in Tucson, Las Vegas and Phoenix. Just like Goettl, Walton’s Heating and Air was founded on strong family values, and this made it a great company to partner with. Todd Longbrake, the owner of Walton’s Heating and Air was enthusiastic about the acquisition and looks forward to the company’s growth as a subsidiary of Goettl. According to him, the company had reached its maximum potential in California and the acquisition was much needed if it were to progress any further.

According to NorCal News, Goettl made an offer to Todd in early 2015 but he was not sure that was the direction in which he wanted his company to head. After much thought and advice from other experts in the HVAC industry, he decided it was the right move to make. Walton’s Heating and Air has grown tremendously since then. Todd is currently the field supervisor and sales manager at Goettl Air Conditioning.

About Goettl Air Conditioning

Goettl Air Conditioning is renowned for the high-quality heating and air conditioning services it has been providing ever since its establishment in 1939. The company provides a wide range of services including repair and maintenance services and installation among others. It serves both commercial and residential clients in California, Tucson, Las Vegas and Phoenix.

Goettl.com employs the best HVAC technicians and invests in their continuous training to ensure their customers receive nothing but the best. Its strong commitment to providing excellent customer support is what makes it the number one choice for many residents of the areas it serves. This has earned the company many loyal clients over the years.

Conclusion

Goettl’s acquisition of Walton’s Heating and Air is part of its long-term plan to become a nationwide brand. Plans are currently underway to set up operations in Texas. Under the able leadership of Kenneth Goodrich and other executives at the company, Goettl Air Conditioning is bound to grow even more and expand its operations to more states.

Sources:

http://www.azcentral.com/story/money/business/abg/2017/04/12/goettl-owner-turned-broken-business-around/98827068/

https://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news/2017/06/28/goettl-ac-acquires-socal-based-hvac-company.html

Larkin & Lacey

People are constantly butting heads with each other. It is an unfortunate fact of human nature. As a result of this human struggle, civil rights organizations have been established all over the world to vouch for the plights of different people.

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

Initially, immigrants are displaced in the United States when they come here. They need guidance. They need basic supplies to take care of their bodies They need the proper services for their social needs and they need a support system.

Hailing from Arizona, a border state with heavy traffic coming in from south of the border, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey were aware of the fact that immigrants had all of these basic needs that were not being fulfilled.

To fulfill the needs of incoming immigrants, they gave rise to the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund so that they could pursue the goal of funding immigrant oriented organizations.

ACLU

The ACLU, or the American Civil Liberties Union, claims to be non-partisan. If you take a short gander at their website, you will see that they actually lean more toward liberal ideals and lean more toward being in favor of the Democrats.

However, throughout the decades they have actually assisted organizations and individual people with very controversial or frowned upon views. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase

The reason why they defended people with controversial views, despite openly appearing liberal themselves, is because they promise to defend the of anyone who is truly acting within his or her own right.

Black Lives Matter

Founded in 2012, it is still going strong across the United States. It’s development was spurred by an event in which a Black teenager by the name of Trayvon Martin was killed by a white (or white- appearanced) man with a gun.

UnidosUs

What is Unidos Us? It sounds like a fresh, new organization that is new to the civil rights scene. Actually, it isn’t. UnidosUs is The National Council of Raza, only with an updated name. UnidosUs helps the condition of Hispanic people all across the nation. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey and https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-lacey-5b0159145/

Femen

Think of bare-breasted women protesting and crashing miscellaneous events that are supposed to be formal. That is exactly what Femen does. It was founded in Europe in the mid to late 2000s. Their philosophy relies strongly on the idea that showing a woman’s bare skin is an effective way to undermine the unfair patriarchal double standards of society.

NOW

NOW is a well known feminist organization. They are not widely known for the same tactics as Femen, but they have a long track record of success. NOW has been around for decades, and they have been involved in the fight for women’s rights to the point where they are actually mentioned in textbooks about women’s American history that are prescribed at colleges.

NOW fights for a number of causes, including reproductive rights, the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, immigrant rights, voting rights and racism. They are definitely an organization that should be read about and learned about.

Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey:

https://www.facebook.com/jimlarkin53
http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427427/Jim_Larkin

Eric Pulier on what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur

Eric Pulier was born a technologist and an innovator. He one of the faces behind the technology we see today. He has subtly contributed to the technology we use though it might be unknowingly. In addition to this contribution, he also helps nascent entrepreneurs implement their ideas by offering mentorship. Since he has run successful businesses of his own it’s quite clear that he possesses the requisite know-how to advise other entrepreneurs especially in the area of technology.

Eric Pulier attributes success to the passion he had for technology. He recognizes that even if an idea is super brilliant but has no way to get access to a large audience as may be needed then it is useless. Therefore in his trail of thought, Eric filtered his ideas and picked only the ones that had the capacity to reach large audience.

Eric Pulier acknowledges that his source of money is the investments he has made. As a Venture Capitalist, he is always on the lookout for ideas worth his money. In his long experience as an entrepreneur, he is able to discern the credibility of the ideas before investing. He is also able to study the entrepreneurs and weigh their passion towards their ideas. Are they ready to put all it takes to see their business grow? This is the important question.

Eric explains that before starting a business it is always good to have all the logistics and plan layout ready. This is the only way that you will be able to actualize the potential of idea. He confesses that his company actually did not take long before bringing in some profits. He had already handled the issues of logistics and the brand he was selling.

Eric also digresses on the importance of self-belief. An entrepreneur must be optimistic in his own ideas. The only way you will succeed is by first believing in your ideas even before selling it to any other person. Without faith, you will easily trip when you are faced with challenges that are otherwise surmountable for anyone with a clear plan and faith in his or her abilities.

About Eric Pulier: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Pulier