Goettl Air Conditioning Buys Walton’s Family Business

Goettl Air Conditioning has announced the new ownership of Walton’s, a company that is known for heating and air conditioning, located outside Southern California. The family owned business has been a work in progress project with Todd Longbrake in charge of operations. The business deal allows Goettl to begin operations with the aim of expanding growth across the borders of California. In a statement concerning the business deal, Longbrake said that he had grown the business to the best platforms he could take it. It was now stagnant hence the direction they took in selling the company.

Background

Initially, Goettl was interested in acquiring the firm but Longbrake was stubborn to let go. Apparently, he was working on key managerial areas that remained unmentioned in details. In early 2015, Longbrake came to terms with the fact that the organization was better off being run by Goettl. Having heard that Ken Goodrich was a good manager and investor that has grown the company to milestones, Longbrake settled for the decision to let go of the company because Ken Goodrich can be trusted with business. Finally, the transfer of ownership was completed in 2015. The journey towards growing the company has been fun and exciting. For more details visit LinkedIn.

Leadership

Longbrake is a good leader in nature. He has grown Walton’s through tremendous challenges. Because of that, his services are instrumental to Goettl. Therefore, the management of Goettl has decided to retain him. He has retained a managerial position. He is also the sales project manager in charge of field supervision. According to Goodrich, Todd has blended into the company by assimilating the values of the firm. He is a leader and can be trusted to handle critical issues in the organization. Even though the partnership was completed two years ago, it has been a smooth walk towards claiming ownership. This is because Longbrake had to work on areas of management prior to handing off. He wanted to ensure that everything was in place before handing the badge to Goettl.

Conclusion

Goettl Air Conditioning exists as a leading company in heating and air conditioning services. This firm keeps winning when listing others. The services it provides come in handy and the techniques used to offer these services cannot be matched. Goettl Air Conditioning is trusted to offer an array of services that no other company can offer. Since 1939, the firm has employed highly trained technicians who find value in offering the best there is. Coupled with the leadership of Ken Goodrich, the future of Goettl is bright in terms of expansion and growth.

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All That Happened In Phoenix That Night

Jim Larkin was with his wife, Molly, in his home outside Phoenix when they received a visit from a group of men who had come in unmarked cars. They called up the police to help them out but realized that it was the cops that were already there. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia

This was the Maricopa County Selective Enforcement Unit that had come to arrest Jim Larkin as he had publicly disclosed a grand jury’s inner workings. In the same way, the executive editor of Village Voice Media, Michael Lacey was also arrested from his home near Phoenix.

Both of them are the principal owners of Village Voice Media. This is the publisher of The Phoenix New Times. They were arrested on the day when this paper published an article that was about a subpoena which it had received. It was demanding several things that also included the Internet addresses along with the domain names of all those people from the public who had visited the site of the newspaper.

This was the first time that reporters were being arrested for committing the crime of typing. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/

Since then, The Phoenix New Times has been steadily covering this story. Now its executives decided to reply to this legal aggression that came from local authorities. Hence Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin decided to file a lawsuit.

This accused the Maricopa County sheriff, as well as the county attorney along with a special prosecutor. The charge against them was that they engaged in a planned manner of conspiracy and racketeering. The aim was to suppress the newspaper’s right to publishing and the public’s right of knowing.

Due to this, The Phoenix New Times got involved in a running battle with Joe Arpaio, the Maricopa County sheriff. This has been going on since 1992.

The East Valley Tribune had reported that since 2004, over 60 jail inmates of Maricopa County died. Many of them suffered from illnesses that can otherwise be easily treated in typical medical settings. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia

He is now playing a role in fighting against illegal immigration. He is arresting those who he suspects of being illegal immigrants. Besides, the newspaper even published the home address of Sheriff Arpaio.

This is a violation of an Arizona statute which prohibits publishing any such address on the Web as it may pose a serious threat to the sheriff or to his family. This was when Sheriff Arpaio asked for an investigation by the county attorney.

 

Roberto Santiago: Starting From Bottom and Now at THE Top of Brazil’s Entrepreneurship

Roberto Santiago, the owner of the Manaira Shopping Mall, has a long and interesting entrepreneurial journey. Starting as an employee at Café Santa Rosa, the 58-year old prominent Brazilian businessman has seen it all over the last four decades or so. Café Santa Rosa was a décor manufacturing, which was operating in Santa Catarina, Brazil. While at the company, Santiago learned the art of making cartons from cardboard; this was a good stepping stone for him to jump into small entrepreneurship. He later quit the company and started making and selling cartons to business owners who needed them for packaging purposes.

 

Manaira Shopping

 

Through hard work and dedication, Roberto Santiago managed to grow his carton business until he got enough funds to invest in real estate. He bought several parcels of land, developing them, and selling. From the savings he made in this business, Santiago managed to develop Manaira Shopping Mall and opened it in 1989. At the time of opening, the mall had less than 100 stores but was sitting on an area of approximately on 12,000 square meters.

 

Manaira Expansions

 

With Santiago’s business prowess, it was just a matter of time before the Manaira mall was renovated and expanded. In 1993, he made the first investment towards the expansion of the mall. He hired Maria and Carmen Raquel Company to do all the architectural work, and by the time they were completing, the mall had been transformed into a unique sensation. Another significant expansion was to take place in 1996 and this time, two new offices- Lojas Riachuelo and Lojas Maia- were established. More expansions were still to come.

In 2002, Roberto Santiago was back with more investments and expansions. The third expansion included the addition of four anchor stores that sought to increase the shopping capacity in the mall. A couple of years later, the fourth expansion happened; this time, the number of floors in the shopping mall were increased from four to six. Three more expansions took place between 2005 and 2009 which saw the addition of the mall’s ground space by an extra 88,000 square meters, construction of more stores, and the launching of Domus Hall.

 

The Domus Hall

 

The Domus Hall is a sensation on its own. The hall has a sitting area that when full can host more than 14,000 adults. The hall sits on top of the Manaira Mall, and most people in Joao Pessoa prefer it for entertainment, exhibition, conferences, and concerts. The VIP section of the hall can host up to a minimum of 4000 people.

 

The Gournet

 

Fast forward to 2014; The Gournet was opened at the mall. This is the area where delicious cuisines and other delicacies are served to people visiting the mall. Roberto showed his innovativeness when he built this facility because he has since managed to tap into lots of lying potential in the region.