Proven success in promoting the Daikin brand in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin has compelled Daikin North America to select Don Stevens LLC as its distributor of Daikin-branded residential unitary (ducted) HVAC equipment in Arizona, Colorado and Utah, with planned expansion into New Mexico next year.
“We look forward to serving our new customers and extending westward our vision of providing hassle-free, customer-first solutions,” said Dan Beno, president of Don Stevens. “Spreading the word about the Daikin value proposition to dealers and consumers is a passion of our team.”
Don Stevens will execute this expansion through a wholly-owned business unit, Stevens Equipment Supply, with the opening of HVAC-dedicated branches beginning in the fourth quarter of 2017.
In addition to residential unitary, Stevens Equipment Supply will promote the full line of Daikin ductless and light commercial HVAC, as well as controls, air quality, parts and accessories throughout the region.
“We are humbled and grateful for the trust extended by Daikin,” said Dave DeSutter, CEO of Don Stevens. “Over the past 55 years, our team has expanded by providing our customers best-in-class equipment, from top manufacturers, in a growing geographical footprint. This territory expansion is a natural progression of our growth plan and performed carefully to preserve focus on our vision, values and core equipment distribution strengths.”
Takayuki (Taka) Inoue, executive vice president and president, Daikin Business Unit, Daikin North America, added: “Our investment in our new Daikin Texas Technology Park is proof of our commitment to growth in North America, and we choose premium distributors who can represent the benefits of Daikin technologies and grow with us in the future.”