Johnson Controls celebrates grand opening of HVAC Supply Center in Vernon Hills, Illinois, for easy-to-access, one-stop shopping

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Source 1™ opens first of three new locations in Chicago area for York, Guardian and Source 1™ products

MILWAUKEE – (September 9, 2014) – Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company, will celebrate the grand opening of its newest Source 1™ HVAC Supply Center in Vernon Hills, Illinois, on Sept. 10. The first of three new locations opening in the Chicago area, the center handles York, Guardian and Source 1 products. Source 1 is the exclusive supplier of factory authorized service parts and residential accessories for all Johnson Controls Unitary Products residential and light commercial HVAC equipment. The company also offers a broad variety of universal HVAC parts, supplies and accessories from many manufacturers.

The Vernon Hills grand opening will include live product displays, interactive demos and the opportunity to talk with vendors and representatives from Johnson Controls Unitary Products Group. The celebration will provide attendees with a chance to meet former Chicago Blackhawks player and 1980 Olympic Hockey Gold Medal winner Jack O’Callahan and enjoy complimentary food and refreshments. In addition, HVAC tools, Blackhawks memorabilia, gift certificates and other items will be raffled off throughout the day, and contractors will get a first glimpse at rebates, sales and promotions being launched to celebrate the new store openings.

New stores in the Chicago suburbs of Elgin and Aurora will celebrate grand openings on Oct. 2 and Oct. 23, respectively. “As each new center opens, we are providing contractors with a one-stop source for equipment, parts and HVAC-related supplies as well as HVAC expertise and training, all in a single convenient location,” said Chris Cozzi, Johnson Controls Chicago Area district general manager, factory direct. “Our goal is to help contractors improve their productivity and profitability.”

Like existing stores in Elmhurst and Tinley Park, the Vernon Hills location will stock more than 24,000 products from York, Source 1 and other industry-leading HVAC manufacturers. “We also offer a full line of York and Guardian residential heating and cooling systems and related accessories, along with ductless mini-splits, packaged rooftop solutions and indoor/outdoor split systems,” Cozzi noted.

In addition, contractors will find a wide array of HVAC test instruments, tools and supplies – ranging from gauges, recovery equipment and vacuum pumps to tape, filters and pipe and electrical fittings – and have the ability to tap into local training programs and the technical expertise of store employees.

 “We’re creating a full-service solution where inventory is replenished on a nightly basis,” explained Jeffrey Meyer, Johnson Controls vice president, factory direct, North America. “This model enables us to operate our service centers closer to where our contractors and dealers work every day and helps them be more productive, reducing their travel time and  allowing them to spend more time completing a repair or proper install.”

For contractors in the Chicago area, the address of the newest Source 1 HVAC Supply Center is 859 W. End Ct., Suite 101, Vernon Hill, Illinois 60061.

To learn more, visit For more information about York, visit www.yorkhvacdealer.comYork  products from Johnson Controls include energy-efficient, residential central air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces and accessories and innovative light-commercial, packaged heating and cooling systems marketed through a national distribution network and delivered to home- and building-owners through qualified York heating and cooling contractors. For more information about York, visit:


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Please Direct Reader Inquiries to:

Steve Hoffins

Director of Marketing – Unitary Products

Johnson Controls

507 E. Michigan St.

Milwaukee, WI 53202

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