Acquisitions, Manufacturers

Daikin Applied Acquires HVAC Representative Carroll Air Systems

May 15, 2023

A combination of world-class building technologies, services and support will cover the full spectrum of heating and cooling needs in Central and West Coast Florida 

MINNEAPOLIS, May 1, 2023 – Daikin Applied today announced that it has acquired Carroll Air  
Systems, a Tampa, Fla.-based company that provides heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems and services for commercial, industrial and institutional facilities. Supporting the Central and West Coast regions of Florida, Carroll Air Systems is a long-standing sales representative for Daikin and other leading HVAC equipment manufacturers, and is now part of the world’s number one air-conditioning company. 

Jeff Drees

 The acquisition creates a sole source for comprehensive customer care, providing consulting engineers, contractors, and building owners and operators with the systems design support, solutions, services and parts they require for high-performing, sustainable buildings. Customers will have one destination for all HVAC needs from selecting and commissioning equipment to maintaining systems to upgrading or replacing technologies.  

“Daikin Applied and Carroll Air Systems have a shared mission to deliver an unrivaled customer experience,” said Jeff Drees, President and CEO of Daikin Applied. “Bringing the Carroll Air team into our organization fits our culture and structure. However, it’s our customers that will ultimately benefit. They will have access to the most proven, experienced professionals in the region — specialists now backed by the innovation, resources and capabilities of a global leader.”  

 Carroll Air Systems has been a mainstay of the construction and building management industry, involved in the development and renovation of airports, hospitals and clinics, offices, schools and other facilities across parts of Florida.  

 “We recently celebrated our 51-year anniversary,” said Phillip Carroll, CEO of Carroll Air Systems. “With this move, we’ll have the resources and roadmap to deliver quality air, efficiency and sustainability for the next half century and beyond. I’m excited about the future of this organization, and our ability to evolve with and support our customers throughout their HVAC journey.”  

 Daikin Applied’s regional service operations will combine with the Carroll Air Systems service team. Phillip Carroll will lead the merged operations, including service, sales and parts, which will now do business as Daikin Applied Central and West Coast Florida. 

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 About Daikin Applied Americas 

Daikin Applied, a member of Daikin Industries, Ltd., designs and manufactures advanced commercial and industrial HVAC solutions for customers around the world. The company’s technology and services play a vital role in creating comfortable, efficient and sustainable spaces to work and live — and in delivering quality air to workers, tenants and building owners. Daikin Applied solutions are sold through a global network of dedicated sales, service and parts offices. For more information or to locate a Daikin Applied representative, visit or call 800-432-1342.