Carr Supply has opened a branch — the company’s 18th — in Ohio.

The Lima store will serve HVAC construction, plumbing and refrigeration contractors in five countries in the northwest part of the state.

“Customers are our first priority,” said Greg Essig, president of Carr Supply, which has headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. “Our branches rely on their expertise and customer focus to become business partners with our customers to help them grow their businesses.”

Carr is part of WinWholesale Inc., one of the largest residential and commercial HVAC market distributors in the country.

“Carr Supply continues to serve its customers well in the Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky markets,” said WinWholesale President Jack Johnston. “I look for Greg and his team to continue to grow by providing exceptional service in their markets.”

 Carr Supply’s brands include American Standard, Bradford White, Comfortmaker and Tempstar.