Midwest HVAC News
Winsupply opens new
heating and air wholesale distributor in Kansas City, Mo.
Winsupply Inc., one of the largest distributors in the nation, has
opened a new Winsupply company in Kansas City, Missouri. Winsupply
of Kansas City, Mo., will provide sheet metal supplies, and heating,
ventilation and cooling (HVAC) equipment to contractors throughout
Michael Crane, a 30-year veteran of the HVAC industry, is president
of the company. Crane and his team of five employees have more than
100 years of combined experience in sheet metal ducting and venting,
and HVAC equipment to meet their customers’ needs. John Hicks is
general manager and, like Crane, has more than 30 years experience
in HVAC. The third member of the ownership team is Michael Snyder
with 20 years of industry experience. Crane, Hicks and Snyder are
equity investors in Winsupply of Kansas City to take advantage of
Winsupply’s co-ownership business model.
“Mike Crane leads perhaps one of the most experienced teams we’ve
ever had in launching a new company,” said Roland Gordon, president
and chief executive officer at Winsupply Inc. “Mike and John Hicks
established their industry expertise as factory reps prior to
joining Winsupply. Mike Snyder produced an air filter for the HVAC
industry in his prior work life. The three decided to invest in a
new Winsupply location in North Kansas City that is underserved by a
sheet metal distributor. They will be able to provide a one-stop
solution for contractors needing both sheet metal ductwork supplies
as well as air conditioning and heating equipment.
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In the Winsupply
co-ownership business model, local Winsupply companies have the
autonomy and flexibility to decide how best to meet the needs of
their customers. As majority equity owner, Winsupply Inc.
provides each local company with national buying power, supply
chain logistics and centralized support, allowing the local
company to focus on its customers, markets and products.
Winsupply Inc. (www.winsupplyinc.com) is a leading supplier of
residential and commercial construction and industrial supplies and
equipment headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. The privately-held company
has nearly 590 wholesaling locations in 45 states and offers
entrepreneurs the unique opportunity to own a meaningful part of the
local business. Collectively, Winsupply is known as “The Winsupply
Family of Companies” and includes Win-branded locations, Noland
Company, Carr Supply, Security Plumbing & Heating Supply, Wyatt
Irrigation and Electrical Sales, Inc. In the family are companies
conducting business-to-business wholesale distribution of supplies
and equipment in plumbing; hydronics; pipe, valves and fittings;
HVAC and refrigeration; electrical; fastening hardware; waterworks
and utility; pumps; turf irrigation and landscape; and fire system
fabrication. Follow Winsupply on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.