In 1970, another long-time Arizona company, the Kitchell Corporation, and a gentleman named Al Owens (who relocated to Arizona as part of the acquisition), bought ARS and its then three locations. Mr. Owens became its President. Eventually, Mr. Owens sold his ownership to Kitchell in 1992 and retired several years later. Stephen Martin, our current CEO, was named President of the Company in 1992, having begun his career with ARS in 1978.
Today, Kitchell is employee-owned and a well-respected General Contractor, Construction Manager and Real Estate Development Company (http://www.kitchell.com). While our two companies have historically operated and continue to operate independently, together we comprise one of the larger privately-held companies in Arizona, united in the Kitchell motto: “Together, building value every day.”
At ARS, we strive to create a culture where our people promote some of our important values: Honesty, Integrity, Quality, Loyalty, and Respect. Our ability to provide exceptional customer service comes from our efforts to live out these values every day, as we fulfill our mission.
Headquarters Management Team
Chief Executive Officer Steve Martin
President John White
Vice President Joe Ward
Vice President Business Development Jack Sinkler
Director of HVAC Sales Ken Welch
Regional Sales Director Tim Gilligan
Director of Inventory Control/Purchasing Joe Coniglio
Director of Finance & Accounting Michael Leo
Director of Information Systems Wendy Jindra
Corporate Credit Manager Brad Brown
Business Operations/Development Dir. Chris Attel
Payroll / Business Services Manager Lisa Carrier
Accounting Manager Lorna Fletcher
Division Management Team
Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, & Las Vegas Tim Gilligan, Regional Sales Director
Southern California Brad Peacock, Regional Sales Manager
Northern California Jim Chanos, Division Manager
Virginia Mickey Boyer, Regional Sales Manager
Of course, the most important people in our organization are those directly serving our customers in our branch locations throughout the country, bringing value each and every day. Please visit them, in store or connect with us on Facebook or Linkedin.