CHICAGO – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Orion Group (“Orion”), a commercial facility services company, today announced that it has partnered with Air Comfort, a leading commercial HVAC services company based in Chicago, Illinois. Air Comfort is Orion’s third investment in the commercial HVAC industry. Orion plans to build a national platform by partnering with exceptional family businesses in facility services and providing resources to drive their next chapter of growth.
Air Comfort joins Oklahoma City-based Jackson Mechanical Service and San Antonio-based Texas Chiller Systems as a third Orion partner company. Founded in 1935, Air Comfort provides a full mechanical range of commercial and industrial facilities throughout the Chicagoland area. The Smerz family has owned and operated Air Comfort for three generations and Tim Smerz will remain actively involved in mapping Air Comfort’s strategic direction as chairman. Mike Devito, a 30-year Air Comfort veteran, has been promoted to president and will lead the business.
“The Smerz family has built a company with a family culture known for exceptional customer service and strong relationships with both customers and employees. We are thrilled to partner with Tim, Mike and the entire Air Comfort team to build on their success over the past 86 years, ”said Will Adams, co-CEO of Orion.
“Our partnership with Orion will provide Air Comfort with the means to increase our presence in the Chicagoland region and to further expand our service offering to commercial and industrial facilities,” said Tim Smerz. “Orion’s people-driven mindset fits perfectly with the culture we have built at Air Comfort. We are proud to announce this partnership and what it will mean for our employees and customers.”
“Air Comfort is known for exceptional customer service and it all starts with the team of great people they have assembled,” said Isaiah Brown, Orion co-CEO. “Together, we plan to grow the business by investing in the team through training and development so that Air Comfort is always home to the best engineers and leaders in the Chicagoland region.”
Orion Group is a commercial facility company that wants to collaborate with market-leading family businesses. Through its People First approach, Orion supports its locally managed operations by investing in recruitment and training and strives to create unparalleled growth opportunities for its people. Orion was founded in 2019 by Will Adams, Isaiah Brown and Max Agranoff. For more information, go to www.orionservicesgroup.com
About Air Comfort
Air Comfort, headquartered in Chicago, was founded in 1935. For the past 86 years, we pride ourselves on providing 24-hour service from experts in mechanical services. Air Comfort is truly a full service commercial and industrial HVAC supplier, providing preventive maintenance, emergency response, equipment retrofits, design / build capabilities and dedicated monitoring service.
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