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Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
Watsco, Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively, “Watsco,” or we, us or our) was incorporated in Florida in 1956 and is the largest distributor of air conditioning, heating and refrigeration equipment and related parts and supplies (“HVAC/R”) in the HVAC/R distribution industry in North America. At December 31, 2013 we operated from 569 locations in 38 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico with additional market coverage on an export basis to Latin America and the Caribbean, through which we serve more than 50,000 contractors and dealers that service the replacement and new construction markets. Our revenues in HVAC/R distribution have increased from $64.1 million in 1989 to $3.7 billion in 2013, resulting from our strategic acquisition of companies with established market positions and subsequent building of revenues and profit through a combination of additional locations, products, services and other initiatives. ... More ...