HTS New England to Represent Daikin
in the New England Region with Stebbins-Duffy Merger.Merger blends expertise from HTS New England and
Stebbins-Duffy to provide full life-cycle, highly-engineered
solutions to clients.
newly formed HTS New England will be led by Emery George, vice
president of Stebbins-Duffy, and three current HTS New England
principals, Peter Foss, Jeff Ritchie, and Dan Senese. Left to
right: Dan Senese, Emery George, Jeff Ritchie, Peter Foss
HTS New England, the New England division of the largest
independent commercial HVAC manufacturers' representative in North
America, HTS, plans to merge operations with Stebbins-Duffy. The
merger enables the new entity to better serve the greater New
England region as a one-stop shop across all commercial and
industrial vertical markets.
This combined business, known as HTS New England, will serve as the
exclusive Daikin equipment sales representative in the region,
aiming to become the most comprehensive manufacturers'
representative in New England. The newly formed HTS New England will
be led by Emery George, vice president of Stebbins-Duffy, and three
current HTS New England principals, Peter Foss, Jeff Ritchie, and
"Stebbins-Duffy was founded in 1967 on a promise to deliver value to
our customers and we are proud to join the HTS New England team to
build upon this promise," said Emery George, vice president,
Stebbins-Duffy. "Uniting two organizations with incredible depth and
breadth in their specific areas will result in a more comprehensive
offering for local customers. We are confident in our joint future
and look forward to providing a lasting impact for our New England
"We are thankful for our valued clients and manufacturers who have
enabled Stebbins-Duffy to establish a strong legacy in New England,"
said John Duffy, president, Stebbins-Duffy. "I have trust in the HTS
New England leadership team and I'm confident that together, we'll
deliver results that far surpass what we could accomplish as
separate entities. Furthermore, I'm excited to transition to a
senior contracting sales role where I will also train and mentor our
highly technical sales teams."
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HTS is committed to
delivering real success to all partners involved in a project. The
merger with Stebbins-Duffy will provide an opportunity for
additional parts, controls, and service departments to strengthen
the product offering and support provided to New England businesses,
including the addition of several well-trained sales personnel by
2021. Currently, there is very little overlap in account coverage
and cross-pollination of industry knowledge between the two
companies will create a whole new level of expertise.
"HTS has a proven track record of building up territories for Daikin
across North America and we will put the same focus and strategy in
place for New England," said Derek Gordon, CEO, HTS. "Our employees
and owners thoroughly enjoy selling and supporting Daikin products,
and we are committed to doing what it takes to protect and enhance
the brand name of all manufacturers we represent. We will become a
global organization with shared resources and operations
intelligence, coupled with a strong understanding of Daikin
technology – the most advanced in the industry."
HTS' sister company, Direct Expansion Solutions (DXS), is also
launching operations in New England today as DXS New England, with a
dedication to Daikin Variable Refrigerant Volume (VRV) systems and
Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) technology. The new DXS team will
leverage their highly-specialized Daikin VRV product expertise and
experience to deliver advanced solutions to local customers via the
already well-established relationships.
"New England customers will now benefit from DXS Texas experience,
DXS Ontario cold climate innovation, and existing HTS New England
and Stebbins-Duffy relationships," said Thomas McLaughlin,
principal, HTS and DXS. "At DXS we strive to be the absolute best in
VRF technology, and to provide this expertise to our clients. Our
entire business is modeled around the Daikin VRV product and we are
heavily invested in supporting our clients."
HTS New England, DXS, and Stebbins-Duffy have a solid reputation as
technical teams representing highly-engineered solutions and will
continue to offer a comprehensive line of Daikin products, including
chillers, air handlers, rooftops, water source heat pumps, fan coils
and VRV systems to clients in the New England region.
"Having recently spent time with the combined HTS New England and
Stebbins-Duffy leadership team, I am confident that their five year
strategic plan, and the synergistic opportunities embedded within,
will drive them to the top of New England market," said Kirk Thorne,
executive vice president, sales, marketing and aftermarket at Daikin
Applied. "Our long-standing partnership with both organizations
makes us confident that this team will deliver outstanding results
for building owners, engineers, and contractors in the region."
With the merger, HTS New England and DXS New England are poised to
set a new standard for advanced HVAC equipment offerings, product
expertise and client services.
HTS is the largest independent commercial HVAC manufacturers'
representative in North America. The company represents more than
100 HVAC suppliers and has approximately 600 employees in 16 cities
across Canada and the United States. Delivering Real Success® to all
involved in its projects, HTS provides HVAC and refrigeration
solutions to commercial, institutional, and industrial markets from
leading manufacturers such as Daikin, Epsilon, AcoustiFLO, and
Haakon Industries. For more information about HTS, visit https://www.htseng.com.
For HTS New England, visit https://newengland.htseng.com/ or connect
via LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
About Direct Expansion Solutions
Direct Expansion Solutions (DXS) was founded in 2007 to develop a
dedicated team of specialists to address the rapidly growing
Variable Refrigerant Flow "VRF" segment of the air conditioning
industry. Due to the rising demand for high efficiency and green
building standards, DXS has experienced tremendous growth by helping
owners and developers save time and money with the state-of-the-art
Daikin VRV/VRF air conditioning system. The DXS experience includes
nearly all market sectors from retail, office, residential,
military, healthcare, educational and industrial applications. For
more information, visit
About Stebbins-Duffy, Inc.
Stebbins-Duffy, Inc. is a leading manufacturers' representative in
Eastern Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire and Rhode Island,
offering a wide variety of HVAC solutions. Since 1967, our specialty
is providing engineered heating, ventilating and air conditioning
products for commercial, institutional, industrial, multi-tenant and
high-end residential users. For more information visit,
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
Daikin Industries, Ltd. is the world's leading manufacturer of air
conditioners and refrigerants. The company, leveraging its advanced
core technologies for refrigerant control, inverters and heat pumps,
develops innovative, high-quality air-conditioning solutions for
homes, offices and industrial facilities. Founded in Osaka, Japan in
1924, Daikin and its affiliates now operate in more than 70
production bases worldwide and employ a global workforce of 59,000.
Daikin products are available in more than 140 countries. For more
information please visit,