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Nortek Global HVAC (NGH) has named Win­ston Water Cooler, Lubbock, Texas, and Winsupply of Rio Grande Valley, Mission, Texas, as HVAC wholesale distribu­tors  of its residential unitary equipment brands. Winston Water Cooler now carries approximately 40 models of Maytag unitary equipment and will also have several of NGH’s Gibson models available for multi-housing projects. Winsupply will feature ap­proximately 30 Maytag and Frigidaire split air conditioner and air handler models.

The agreements illustrate NGH’s recent aggressive expansion into the Texas market, which is exploding with growth. “We definitely have an expanded focus on the state of Texas, and these new distributors illustrate our concentration into areas where our brands didn’t previously have a presence,” said Rob Hawk, National Director of Strategic Accounts, NGH.

The seven-month-old Lubbock franchise, founded by partners Kirk and Keith Craddick, is one of 30 Winston Water Cooler locations in Texas, Nevada, New Mexico and Arizona. The 25,000-square-foot operation will allocate about 35% of its space to Maytag air conditioners, heat pumps, air handlers, gas furnaces and parts. The Craddicks have a combined 25-years HVAC experience in both commercial or res­idential  contracting and wholesale. “We saw that larger distributors were no longer attending to what contractors need in the form of personal relationships and cus­tomer service. When we saw one of the premier unitary equipment brands (Maytag) available for distribu­tion in Lubbock, we jumped at the chance.”

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