CHICAGO, Illinois (November 1, 2018) –
Benoist Brothers Supply Company, a wholesale HVAC distributor headquartered in Fenton, MO and Mount Vernon, IL announced today that it has acquired NuComfort Supply, a wholesale HVAC distributor headquartered in Glendale Heights, IL.
NuComfort was founded in Chicago in 2002 by Marty Nuzik. Over the past 16 years, Marty has grown NuComfort to 36 employees and three branches by providing exceptional service to residential and commercial HVAC contractors throughout the Chicagoland area. NuComfort is a two-time winner of the prestigious Premier Performer award with Rheem/Ruud manufacturing. The NuComfort branches will continue to operate under the NuComfort brand as a subsidiary of Benoist Brothers, with Marty at the helm.
NuComfort is a two-time award winner of the prestigious Premier Performer award with Rheem/Ruud manufacturing.
Marty began thinking about a succession plan for his business earlier this year. “NuComfort has the best employees in the HVAC industry. When we were approached by Benoist Brothers Supply Company, we needed to make sure we would have the right cultural fit. Benoist has always had a reputation for taking great care of its employees and customers. I believe that both organizations will be better together, and I look forward to being a part of it.” said Marty.
Benoist Brothers is a 90-year old family-owned business with 82 employees and ten branch locations throughout southern Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, Kentucky and Western Tennessee. The company is committed to growth, both organic and through strategic acquisitions. When Benoist CEO Peter Warren first met Marty in January 2018 they both had the same feeling that their companies could be the perfect match: contiguous territories, shared product lines, the same IT system, but most importantly, the same family values and unwavering customer focus.
“Everyone at Benoist Brothers is extremely excited to have NuComfort join the Benoist family,” said Peter Warren. “Both companies are leading wholesalers of the best HVAC equipment in the industry today through our relationship with Rheem Manufacturing Company and the Ruud brand. Like the Benoists, NuComfort owner Marty Nuzik has built a company with a culture of customer service and family that is second to none. We are very excited that he is going to stay and run NuComfort, and I am looking forward to sharing best practices as we continue to grow the combined businesses together.”
Matt Benoist, Chairman of the Benoist Board of Directors said, “Benoist Brothers Supply Company is celebrating its 90th year in business this year! Benoist Brothers has always been about family: not just the Benoists, but the families of our employees, our customers, and our partners since our start in 1928. We could not have made it this far without a very strong commitment to family. NuComfort embodies these same values, and we could not be happier to have their families join ours moving forward.”
About Benoist Bros Supply Co
Benoist Brothers Supply Company (www.benoist.com), a privately-held company based in St. Louis and Mt. Vernon, IL, has 10 branch locations throughout Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana serving the residential and commercial HVAC contractor community. Benoist Brothers has 82 employees and distributes products from the top manufacturers in the HVAC industry, including Ruud, Luxaire, Fujitsu, Honeywell and ADP.
About NuComfort Supply
NuComfort Supply (www.nucomfort.com), now NuComfort LLC, has three branch locations in Glendale Heights, IL, Crestwood, IL, and Chicago. NuComfort has 36 employees and stocks more than 5,000 products from top HVAC manufacturers, including Ruud, ADP, Crown, Honeywell and Lukjan. NuComfort LLC is now a subsidiary of Benoist Brothers Supply Company, Inc.