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Rick Heyden – The Heyden Stanley Group

By Danny Keating, Director of the Louisiana/Mississippi HVAC Insider On Sunday, February 21, 2021 at the age of 71, Rick Heyden transitioned peacefully to his heavenly home. Rick fought a very private battle with cancer and most people had no idea that he was so close to passing or that he was even sick, which was the way he wanted it. Most people know that in addition to my duties with the HVAC Insider… Read More

New Manager at Solar Supply in Baton Rouge

Jeff Fuentes, Territory Manager, Eastern Region, Louisiana & Arkansas for Solar Supply, introduced Blake Thibodeaux as the new store manager of the Solar Supply branch in Baton Rouge. Jeff said “We want to welcome Blake to his new position which he assumed on January 1st. Blake has been training for his new position as store manager for the last year and came to Solar with three years previous industry experience with another supply house.” Blake,… Read More

Johnstone Supply Opens in Harvey

On March 1st, Johnstone Supply (The Petit Group) opened a new store on the Westbank of the New Orleans area. Store #541 is located at 1988 Industrial Blvd. in Harvey. Bill Sciacca is the Store Manager, and he is joined by Jell Melling in Inside Sales. Jeff Melling & Bill Sciacca with a Testo 550 Bill commented, “I want to thank Johnstone Supply, the Petit Group, for offering me the opportunity to be a branch… Read More

Ronnie Watts Will Be Missed

Ronnie Watts, born in Hammond and resident of Gonzales, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at the age of 67. He owned and managed Glenn Baker’s HTG and A/C Company. Ronald Lee “Ronnie” Watts 1952 – 2020 Ronnie, or “Big Ronnie” as known by many, started in the HVAC business in 1971 fresh out of high school for Mr. Glenn Baker as a helper. After advancing to service manager and getting hitched in 1977,… Read More

HVAC RepCo Appointed as Rep Agency for Crescent Tools

HVAC RepCo has signed a Manufacturer’s Sales Representative agreement with Apex Tool Group to represent the Crescent Tool family of brands, including Crescent wrenches and hand tools, Wiss aviation snips, knives and shears, Lufkin measuring tapes (including the revolutionary Shockforce Nite Eye) and wheels, Nicholson files and saws, H.K. Porter heavy-duty cutting products, GearWrench sockets and tool sets, Crescent Tradesman Tool Bags and Backpacks, Campbell chain, fittings and clamps, Apex industrial fastener tools, Jacobs drill… Read More

ServiceTitan Connecting Contractors Hit by Texas Storm with Businesses that are Ready to Help

ServiceTitan®, the premier software solution for residential and commercial service contractors, is responding to the winter storm crisis throughout the central Southern United States by coordinating potentially life-saving volunteer assistance and relief efforts with service professionals around the country. “We’re putting out a call to all Titans who are available and willing to help their fellow contractors continue to meet the needs of their communities during this emergency,” said Ara Mahdessian, co-founder and CEO of… Read More