The New Acquisition By Goettl Air Conditioning

The acquisition of Walton’s Heating and Air by Goettl Air Conditioning has recently been announced. Walton’s Heating and Air is based in southern California. It is a family owned HVAC business. The financial details are yet to be disclosed about this deal.

Post this acquisition, Goettl Air Conditioning will be able to extend its operations in California too. Presently it is based in Phoenix, besides Tucson, as well as Las Vegas. Even Walton’s will be able to grow and expand. It could not have managed this on its own. Hence this acquisition will be benefitting both the companies.

Walton’s had become stagnant as the family-owned business was not able to expand any further under its present ownership. It was in 2015 that Goettl Air Conditioning had shown interest in acquiring this company. At that time, its owners were reluctant. However, they were convinced as they got positive vibes from others in the HVAC industry about Goettl Air Conditioning and its owner, Ken Goodrich. Hence Longbrake, the owner of Walton’s decided to go for it.

This acquisition finalized in 2015 itself. Longbrake is happy as his company has grown ten times since the acquisition. Now he is working as the sales manager as well as field supervisor after this acquisition. He has adjusted to the company culture really well. He is a leader for the entire organization.

Even though this deal had been finalized long ago, the announcement has come only now. This was due to several operational issues in Walton’s beside a number of marketing complications too.

Hence all this had to be put in place before the takeover by Goettl Air Conditioning. All this was managed before making the announcement about the acquisition.

The reason behind the smooth acquisition is stated to be the similarity in the family background as well as values of the two companies. Walton’s was able to provide a platform where Goettl Air Conditioning could grow.

Due to this acquisition, Goettl Air Conditioning currently has 306 employees. There is a projection of 200 new jobs that will be created. These will be mainly in Tucson as well as Phoenix, as they are the largest markets for the company.

In this way, Goettl Air Conditioning will soon become a nationwide brand. By 2018, the company will be expanding into northern California. This will soon be followed by entering into Texas. Hence the growth plans have been charted out.

Talk Fusion: This Is The Real Thing

Talk Fusion is the real thing for so many people out there in the business world and the tech world. They swear by it, they love it, and they can’t get enough of it. They know a good thing when they see it and they are going to get on board with it because they have heard all of the success stories. The success stories are what really make Bob Reina happy and they really put a smile on his face as the CEO and founder of the company since 2007. These are the reasons he does what he does and hires the men and women that he does.

Talk Fusion is a video communications provider that really does it all for its customers that are looking to expand their client base. That is always what a company is trying to do: they want to keep the customers coming back for more and more. They have done that by always making the product the best it can be at all times. This is the high standard that the Technology Marketing Corporation is looking for as a company when they hand out the 2016 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award (http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/talk-fusion-video-chat-wins-2016-communications-solutions-product-of-the-year-award-300315095.html?tc=eml_cleartime). That is why it was awarded to Talk Fusion and that is also why they won two awards from the Technology Marketing Corporation.

They see a company that is clearly in touch with the needs of its customers and adapting to those needs. So many businesses are clueless in that regard because they do not listen to their customers. They think they are smarter than their customers and have it all figured out. Bob Reina believes that the customers and the company are one in the same. They need to be working in rhythm. When that occurs and it always does with Talk Fusion, customers are staying on board and they are happy with the money that is being spent on Talk Fusion. Learn more: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/talk-fusion

They also know they are supporting a company that is for the betterment of the people. Bob Reina is one of the most charitable CEO’s out there. Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/TalkFusion/

Sweetgreen’s, Nathaniel Ru, and His Partners

Sweetgreen is a high-end, extremely successful salad chain backed by investors, Steve Case, Danny Meyer, and Daniel Boulud. Founders Nathaniel Ru, Jonathan Neman, and Nicolas Jammet Co-CEO its 40 locations all over the nation. The co-CEOs met while all three were taking an entrepreneurship class at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. together. It was then that they first formed a fruitful partnership that would lead them to become pioneers in using technology for business. Today this digital department is headed by Theresa Dold, Sweetgreen’s head of digital marketing. Learn more: http://www.thehoya.com/nathaniel-ru-jonathan-neman-and-nicolas-jammet/

They found that they shared a common concern that the Georgetown area was greatly lacking in healthy eating options. So they decided to open their own salad-based restaurant. The trio decided on a 560 square-foot tavern in downtown. However, when they told the owner their intentions, they had a hard time winning her to their vision. She eventually relented, however, and another partnership was formed. They then found the investors and an architect. Right after graduating from college, they opened their first restaurant in August 2007.

 

It was such a booming success that by 2014 they had expanded to 21 locations in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington. Today, more than 30% of company transactions take place either over its website or mobile app. A successful a business strategy they have already clearly had, the three founders are trying to figure out ways to make it even better. The three began and continue to run their company without a main headquarters in their quest to keep their company decentralized. Keeping it decentralized will help the stores mentally. They will be better able to stay focused on pleasing their community rather than feeling they have to please headquarters. Ru says that he wishes he could go back in time and tell his younger self to read more books. Learn more: http://www.forbes.com/pictures/ekeg45fe/nicolas-jammet-nathaniel-ru-jonathan-neman-co-founders-sweetgreen-262627/

 

However, he has few regrets concerning his business life. He says that they made an extremely good decision early on in building a team so that they didn’t have to do everything. But he does look to other CEOs for examples of how to conduct his leadership style. He particularly admires Kevin Plank, CEO of Armour. Sweetgreens is proud to have all of its ingredients extremely fresh, purchased from local farmers and purveyors. In addition to its many salad ingredients, Sweetgreens has a long list of fresh juices and has an annual music festival.

 

Arthur Becker is a Shrewd Investor

Arthur Becker is a tough competitor when it comes to investments. He is a no-nonsense man who grabs the bulls by the horns, including recent real estate investments. Becker purchased three townhomes in Soho, located on Sullivan Street. With his shrewd business practices, he was able to exchange his investment in condominiums on the same street for the townhomes.

 

The investment of 30, 40 and 50 Sullivan Street provides a promising business venture considering his decision to rent two of the units. While Becker reports that he will set up his abode in one of the townhomes, the other two are slated for rental. He chose to live in the home with the smallest yard space because that will allow him to rent at a higher price, giving him a higher windfall each month.

 

Becker currently serves as a managing director of Madison Partners. This firm deals in real estate and biotech investments. His long career in positions at other companies has helped gear him up for his current job. He first worked at NaviSite, a company that works with internet technology, colocation and hosts servers around the world. When NaviSite was sold, Becker moved on to Zinio, one of the most successful online magazine companies in the world. He served as president and CEO of the company from 2002 to 2010.

 

He spent his younger years building his admirable work ethics. Becker earned money through the summers of his youth by mowing the grass at a small park in the town he grew up in. He relates in an interview that the parks were fraught with steep hills, rocks and interminably hot summer days. This type of physical labor is a testament to the importance he places on earning his keep while providing high standards of completed projects.

 

Becker attended school at Tuck’s School of Business in Dartmouth, where he learned all the skills he needed to become successful in his career. He is driven by the idea that hard work would lead, to not only his own success, but also the success of others. Becker wants to leave the world better than he found it. He has been very effective in bringing that dream to fruition. https://www.linkedin.com/in/arthur-becker-1547a134