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. At December 31, 2012 we operated from 573 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 $3.4 billion in 2012 via a strategy of acquiring companies with established market positions and subsequently building revenues and profit through a combination of adding locations, products, services and other initiatives. ... More ...