Schenectady, New York (January 20, 2017) – Horizon Bradco has acquired 5 Star Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Inc. based in Brooksville, Florida. 5 Star Refrigeration is a leading refrigeration and HVAC service, equipment and installation provider to the area’s leading supermarkets and convenience stores.
“I am very excited about 5 Star Refrigeration joining the Horizon Bradco team. The combination of 5 Star and Horizon Bradco represents a major strategic step forward. We look forward to advancing our capabilities to better service our customer’s short term and longer term strategic plans for growth” said Joe Mathews, President, 5 Star Refrigeration.
“5 Star has built a great team with exceptional capabilities and possesses a customer centric culture that is consistent with ours. The acquisition strengthens our position on the “cold side” of our business while increasing our presence in Florida, a key growth area for Horizon Bradco” said Mark Panozzo, CEO.
5 Star will maintain its existing name and will continue to operate from its Brooksville, Florida location. All 5 Star employees throughout the state of Florida remain with the company.
Horizon Bradco is the leading service and equipment solutions provider to the retail food industry. With headquarters in Schenectady, NY, Horizon Bradco is the premier partner for delivering an exceptional food shopping experience to major supermarkets, convenience stores and food commissaries throughout much of the East Coast. Its three divisions, six locations and over 300 team members lead the industry in food equipment, refrigeration and HVAC maintenance, repair, sales and installation.