HVAC Distributors, a full-service wholesale distributor and manufacturers’ representative of heating and air-conditioning equipment and accessories, has leased 8,500 square feet in a Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services flex building at 341 Enterprise Way in CenterPoint Commerce & Trade Park West, Pittston Township.

The company will use the space as a wholesale distribution, showroom and training center for residential and light commercial products.

Founded in 1987, HVAC Distributors has grown to more than 100 employees in six branches of operation in central and eastern Pennsylvania.  The CenterPoint West branch will employ approximately six workers and will serve HVAC’s northeast PA market.

Company President Dave Mcllwaine said, “We’ve had a small location in Scranton for over five years now. This move to Pittston Township gives us a more central location in our market, and the increased square footage gives us room for a full hands-on training center and increased inventory to better serve our customers. The branch will serve as a home base for our residential account manager and branch staff, and will also be home to our Commercial Solutions Group for the Northeast Region.”

Mericle Vice President Bob Besecker coordinated the lease transaction.  He said HVAC Distributors’ is a great addition to the first speculative flex building developed by Mericle in CenterPoint West.

“HVAC Distributors is an award-winning company that is highly respected in their industry,” said Besecker.  “When a company of this caliber moves into one of our new spec buildings, it really gets us off to a great start and sets a positive tone for rest of the facility.” 

Charles Adonizio, President of the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce, welcomed HVAC on behalf of the Chamber and said the company’s decision is yet another example of how CenterPoint has become a preferred destination of companies needing to serve the Northeastern Pennsylvania footprint.

“CenterPoint is just five minutes from Downtown Pittston and less than 15 minutes from both Downtown Wilkes-Barre and Scranton,” he said. “It’s a great spot for companies who need quick access to all of the towns along the I-81 Corridor.”  

Besecker said Pella Products recently moved into the building and a medical firm will announce its move into the facility in the near future. He said just over 80,000 square feet remain available for lease.

He said Mericle developed the building as part of the company’s ReadyToGo!TM Program, which will result in the preparation of more than 1,700 acres from Scranton to Hazleton and the construction of 12.8 million square feet of space.  Mericle estimates that the newly constructed buildings will house more than 12,000 jobs.

For more information, visit www.hvacdist.com.

Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services, founded by Rob Mericle, is a vertically-integrated company with more than 200 in-house professionals with expertise in all aspects of commercial real estate development and construction.  The Mericle team includes licensed architects, land planners, professional engineers, surveyors, licensed electricians, plumbers, carpenters, certified public accountants, in-house legal counsel, leasing and marketing professionals, licensed brokers, property managers, and more. 

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