MINNEAPOLIS—June 12, 2017—On its journey to become the number one HVAC leader, Daikin Applied is forming a relationship with Harrison Energy Partners to strengthen its HVAC solutions capabilities in central, northwest and western Arkansas, as well as eastern Oklahoma. Effective July 1, 2017, Harrison Energy Partners will become the factory sales and parts representative in the region. Harrison Energy Partners will also become a factory authorized Service Alliance Partner for Daikin Applied in northwest and western Arkansas as well as the bordering counties of eastern Oklahoma.
Harrison Energy Partners is the largest commercial and industrial HVAC firm in Arkansas. With strengths in HVAC applications and owner sales, system service, controls and energy services, Harrison Energy Partners helps customers efficiently maintain comfort in their buildings. Their considerable breadth of solutions and energy expertise significantly expands Daikin’s ability to serve its customers in the territory.
For CEO Bill Harrison, the move furthers his organization’s goal to provide the greatest advantages to their customers. “Our mission has been and continues to be to deliver commercial HVAC excellence at a superior value so we are always our client’s first choice. Joining forces with Daikin, with their culture of innovation and product development, positions us to do that both now and in the future.”
Harrison cited Daikin’s plans for growth, innovation pipeline and partnerships with independent representatives as factors in the deal. “We respect their forward-looking philosophy which includes understanding the importance of independent representation. We’re well-aligned strategically.”
Daikin Applied’s EVP of Sales, Marketing and Aftermarket, Kirk Thorne, believes this change will continue to fuel Daikin’s competitive advantage in the market. “Daikin values our independent representatives’ customer focus and entrepreneurial culture,” Thorne stated. “Our Reps are the best in the industry, and our appointment of Harrison Energy Partners makes us an unmatchable force in HVAC systems and solutions.” Thorne added, “Daikin also values the diverse line card developed by Harrison Energy Partners over the years. It is the strength of Daikin and Harrison Energy Partners’ other valued brands and capabilities that allow us to successfully serve the overall needs of the marketplace together.”
Thorne emphasized that Daikin’s strategies are market based. “This joint effort is well suited to the market conditions and capabilities of Harrison Energy Partners in central and western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. Every market is different and Daikin continually evaluates each of its markets individually to ensure we have the right structure and relationships to serve our customers. Our end goal is to create the best outcomes for our customers, by investing in top talent to build the strongest organization in the marketplace.”
Daikin would like to thank Airetech Corporation, its previous equipment representative in the territory, for its contribution to Daikin during its tenure as the Daikin representative. Likewise, Harrison Energy Partners expressed appreciation for their long, distinguished history with Trane. Both Daikin and Harrison Energy Partners are committed to supporting their existing customers and projects in the marketplace throughout the transition.
About Daikin Applied
Daikin Applied, a member of Daikin Industries, Ltd, designs and manufactures technologically advanced commercial HVAC systems for customers around the world. Customers turn to Daikin with confidence that they will experience outstanding performance, reliability and energy efficiency. Daikin Applied equipment, solutions and services are sold through a global network of dedicated sales, service, and parts offices. For more information or the name of your local Daikin Applied representative, call 800- 432-1342 or visit www.DaikinApplied.com.
About Harrison Energy Partners
Harrison Energy Partners (HEP), founded in 1983 by CEO Bill Harrison, provides commercial HVAC excellence through new systems, controls, energy services and system maintenance and repairs. Headquartered in Little Rock, Ark., HEP has been named “One of the Best Places to Work in Arkansas” by Best Companies Group in 2013 and 2016. For more information, call (501) 661-0621 or visit www.harrisonenergy.com
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