William Blair & Co. is HARDI’s first affiliate-partner member, and consulting firm Resource Solutions Group is the association's first energy-efficiency partner.
The Heating, Airconditioning and
Refrigeration Distributors International have named the first members of its
new affiliate partner and energy-efficiency partner categories.
William Blair & Co. is
HARDI’s first affiliate-partner member. The independent, employee-owned global
investment firm was recently ranked No. 2 in the Wall Street Journal’s “Best on
the Street” analyst survey.
William Blair & Company
provides services in investment banking, asset management, equity research,
institutional and private brokerage and private capital. The firm is based in
Chicago with offices around the world.
“HARDI believes it is vital
that trends, opportunities, challenges and expectations for our industry are
accurate and reasonable, so I couldn’t be happier to welcome our first
affiliate member, William Blair & Co., who is the first to recognize the
role HARDI can play in giving them a deeper understanding of what’s really
happening in residential and commercial HVACR,” said HARDI Executive Vice
President and Chief Executive Officer Talbot Gee.
Consulting firm Resource
Solutions Group is HARDI’s first energy-efficiency partner. The membership
category was created encourage collaboration between distributor members and
those who run and implement energy-efficiency incentive programs, HARDI said.
“The pressure on utilities and HVACR
companies to grow the market for high-efficiency HVACR systems is as intense
today as it has ever been, so Resources Solutions Group deserves credit and
praise for being HARDI’s first Energy Efficiency Partner member because it
shows their recognition and commitment to HVACR wholesale distributors as a
vital key to advancing energy efficiency in residential and commercial heating,
cooling and refrigeration,” Gee said.