Horizon Bradco has acquired New England based Allied Mechanical Services, LLC (AMS) and New England Controls, LLC (NEC).  Based in Wallingford, CT, AMS is a leading provider of refrigeration and HVAC installation, repair services and maintenance contracts to the area’s top supermarkets and retail food chains. NEC provides specialty installation of low-voltage energy management solutions to much of the same customer base.

This strategic acquisition adds approximately 35 licensed refrigeration mechanics covering most of Southern New England and Eastern New York to the team of more than 70 food equipment technicians employed by Horizon Bradco.  In addition to adding commercial refrigeration solutions to its suite of services, the acquisition also provides Horizon Bradco with a physical location in the state of Connecticut. The investment follows other recent acquisitions including Burke Food Equipment in South Carolina last month and Foley & Wallace in Massachusetts in January 2014.

“AMS has built a solid reputation in southern New England providing refrigeration & HVAC service solutions to the supermarket industry since 1980. With a shared commitment to providing outstanding installation, service, and maintenance we are confident that the business combination will deliver greater value to our customers in the Northeast and beyond,” said Mark Panozzo, CEO.

“We are excited to be joining the Horizon Bradco team.  We share a similar philosophy of partnering with our customers to provide comprehensive service solutions.  We are confident that existing and prospective customers will recognize the benefits brought about by combining our resources and talent,” said Ralph Acquarulo, General Manager of AMS.

“The acquisition of Allied Mechanical Services and NEC energy management further develops our goal of being a total store solution to our valued customers. With over 100 technicians, offering an unmatched knowledge base, Horizon Bradco can now offer a solution never before provided in the retail supermarket industry,” said Brian Donovan, VP and founding member.

Allied Mechanical Services and New England Controls will retain their current location in Wallingford, CT and all employees have been retained by Horizon Bradco. The company will continue to operate under their current trade names, AMS and NEC.