LAS VEGAS, Nev., July 27, 2023 — Goettl Air Conditioning & Plumbing, a renowned name in the HVAC and plumbing industry, is pleased to announce the promotion of President Jake Gress to Chief Executive Officer (CEO). In this new role, Gress will spearhead the company’s day-to-day operations, driving strategic growth initiatives and reinforcing Goettl’s commitment to delivering legendary service and comprehensive comfort solutions for customers’ homes. Ken Goodrich, the current CEO, will continue to lead in the pivotal role as Chairman of Goettl. 

Goettl Leadership Jake Gress CEO
Jake Gress, CEO

Gress brings with him a wealth of experience in managing larger organizations, making him the ideal candidate to lead Goettl into a phase of significant expansion. His strategic vision and dedication as President have already had a positive impact on the company, positioning it for continued success in the dynamic HVAC and plumbing landscape. 

Upon his appointment, Gress expressed his gratitude for the trust placed in him by Goodrich, Chairman of Goettl, and he highlighted the unique opportunity to build upon Goettl’s remarkable successes. “I am honored by the trust that Ken Goodrich has placed in me and the team to build upon Goettl’s numerous successes. Our goal is to Goettlize the nation and create growth opportunities for our team members.” 

As Chairman, Goodrich will focus on leading the company’s efforts in Mergers and Acquisitions, Innovations, and exploring new business opportunities. Under Goodrich’s leadership since 2012, Goettl has emerged as a pioneering force in the Southwest, introducing air conditioning to the desert in the mid-1900s and becoming a trusted household name. Goodrich’s visionary approach was instrumental in the acquisition of Goettl by Cortec in 2021. This strategic move facilitated the company’s expansion through targeted acquisitions in key markets across four states, while also implementing scalable systems, streamlined processes, and improved customer satisfaction across all branches. 

With Gress’ appointment and the recent addition of CFO John Landefeld, Goodrich said, “I am proud of what we have achieved at Goettl. It has been my lifelong dream to build such a well-respected company and assemble this type of world-class leadership team that will take Goettl to new heights.”  

As Goettl continues to grow and innovate under Gress’ leadership, the company is poised to remain an industry innovator and leader. With the continued guidance and contributions of Goodrich as Chairman, Goettl is well-equipped to write the next chapter in its renowned history.

About Goettl Air Conditioning & Plumbing

Goettl is the total home comfort solution provider, enhancing the quality of life in the communities we serve. Founded in 1939 by Gust and Adam Goettl, their commitment to providing quality and reliable service remains the cornerstone of the company’s values to this day. As Sadie Certified® professionals, we specialize in superior air and water purification, HVAC, and plumbing services in Arizona, Nevada, Southern California, and Texas. To learn more, visit goettl.com.

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03:13 28 Feb 24
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00:23 19 Feb 24
Roy Adame did my AC furnace tune up that is part of my Goettl Sadie membership. He did a great job in explaining what he was doing and checking for. He gave me his expertise recommendation and advice on what to do to have my AC furnace and compressor running better, smoother, and to give off better quality air flow throughout my house. Thank You Roy !
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17:45 02 Feb 24
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