Houston, TX- Century A/C Supply, a leading HVAC distributor in the state of Texas, and
Air Management Supply, the Midwest Rheem HVAC distributor, are pleased to announce a new
partnership with Rheem. Century A/C Supply has been a distributor of Ruud products in the
Houston area since 1988 and its sister company, Air Management Supply, is a Rheem
distributor with six locations in the Midwest originally founded in 1964.
With this new partnership, Rheem will become a minority shareholder in Century A/C Supply
and Air Management Supply with the companies’ founder Dennis Bearden retaining a majority
of shares. “This partnership presents a strategic opportunity for long-term growth and
reinforces the strong supplier relationships we have built over the last several decades,” says
President Rick Luke. Branches within Century A/C Supply’s York territory will be phased into a
new company, Century HVAC Distributing, owned entirely by Bearden. The businesses will
continue to operate independently under the existing leadership teams.
Century A/C, Century HVAC Distributing, and Air Management Supply will continue to provide
the same exceptional service and products that they have always offered, keeping employees’
and customers’ best interests at the center of their strategic decisions.
Mike Branson, President of Rheem’s Air division, stated that “Rheem is committed to the
success of its distributors and contractor customers, and this new partnership allows us to
further support one of our long-term channel partners. We look forward to the opportunities
ahead with Century A/C Supply and Air Management Supply.”
About Century A/C Supply & Air Management Supply
Century A/C Supply is a leading wholesale distributor of heating, ventilation and air conditioning
equipment and parts with 28 locations throughout the state of Texas. Founded in 1973 in
Houston, Century has been repeatedly recognized by the Houston Chronicle as a Top 100
Private company and a Top Workplace. Learn more about Century A/C Supply at
Air Management Supply is a leading wholesale distributor of heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment and parts with 6 locations throughout the Midwest from Minneapolis to St. Louis. Acquired by the Century Companies in 1994, Air Management Supply has been meeting the needs of Midwestern HVAC contractors since 1964. Learn more about Air Management Supply at www.AirManagementSupply.com.
About Rheem (www.Rheem.com)
Founded in 1925, Rheem® innovates all-new ways to deliver just the right temperature while saving energy, water and supporting a more sustainable future. The company’s portfolio of premium brands include Rheem®, Ruud®, Raypak®, Eemax®, Richmond®, Splendid®, Solahart® and EverHot™ as well as commercial refrigeration brands Russell®, Witt®, ColdZone® and Kramer®, which are part of the Heat Transfer Products Group (HTPG®) division.