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Goettl is expanding yet again with the purchase of Walton’s Heating and Air in Southern California

Another Southern California based HVAC company is joining forces with Goettl Air to become another branch of the award winning business, according to BizJournal where the article was originally released. Walton’s Heating and Air is a family owned business with similar values and family background. The current owner Todd Longbrake took the family business as far as it could go, but it was still struggling.

A couple years ago Chief Executive Officer of Goettl Kenneth Goodrich approached Walton’s Heating and Air to purchase the company because he saw the potential in it. Longbrake was hesitant, but after hearing a lot of good comments from others in the HVAC field, he decided to budge. Since then the business has grown tenfold and continues to bring in more happy customers. Todd Longbrake was even hired on as a sales manager and field supervision. He is happy with his new role in the company and Goodrich has had only positive things to say about Longbrake noting that he instantly merged with the company and is a great leader. Check out Azcentral for more details.

The deal was finalized two years ago but was not announced until now due to a few kinks. There were operational issues and marketing complications that held up the announcement, but now Goettl is proud to say the they have acquired Walton’s Heating and Air and are happy the serve the Southern California area. They already have lots of locations in Nevada, Arizona, and Southern California. They are planning to open more locations in Northern California and Texas. Goodrich said that Goettl is planning on becoming a nationwide brand. With this new acquisition Goettl will gain 200 more employees adding to 306 employees currently on board. With all this potential, success is inevitable. For more details visit Review Buzz.

Goettl is the premier heating and air conditioning company that puts their customers first. They offer heating and cooling, financing, duct sealing, geothermal, plumbing services, maintenance plans, HVAC units, and much more! Rated the best heating and air conditioning business in Arizona, Goettl is an industry leader.

It all started in 1926 when three brothers Adam, Bill, and John Goettl moved from Ohio to Arizona to start a new life during the Great Depression. By 1939 Goettl Air was born and was recognized even internationally for their innovation and technology. At one point they had over a hundred patents on the market. With their Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Goodrich leading the way, Goettl is making leaps and bounds in the HVAC industry.

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Squaw Valley Ski Resort Reports On Returning Levels Of Water Quality

A recent storm pushed some contaminated waters into four wells supplying drinking water to the Upper Mountain region of the resort bringing with it small levels of E.coli and coliform bacteria’s; a quickly response from Squaw Valley and water quality experts has seen three of the four wells almost returned to normal soon after the contamination was identified.


A recent statement released by Squaw Valley’s Public Relations Director, Liesl Kenney explained the management of the ski resort were pleased their own testing procedures had revealed the contamination in the popular Upper Mountain region long before any visitor could be offered any contaminated water; Kenney also explained the huge level of rainfall seen in the unprecedented event had caused similar problems for many residential and commercial wells across California’s Placer County.


In response to the contamination Squaw Valley had immediately contacted the local authorities and had been working since the discovery of the issue with water experts from Placer County Environmental Health Department. In a bid to speed the restoration of water supplies to the Upper Mountain region of the slopes, including the popular Gold Coast and High Camp regions Squaw Valley has also employed independent water experts to make sure quality levels are returned to normal as soon as possible.


To reassure visitors to the Squaw Valley Ski Resort all restaurants in the Upper Mountain area will remain closed until the water issue is completely resolved, and visitors to the resort will be offered complimentary bottled water as the slopes will remain open across the mountain. The latest updates to be released by Squaw Valley and Placer County Environmental Health Department states three of the four well affected by contaminants are now free from E.Coli and tests show the level of coliform is reduced in those wells.