COLUMBIA, Md. — Havtech is pleased to announce a strategic alliance with Air Conditioning Equipment Sales (ACES) and Mechanical Systems Testing & Balancing Inc. (MSTB). ACES, founded in 1971 and headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, has gained industry recognition as a highly respected manufacturers' representative and building automation solutions provider in the central Virginia, Tidewater, and Roanoke markets.

MSTB is a National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB)-certified firm engaged in performing certified testing, adjusting, and balancing (TAB) of HVAC air and hydronic systems as well as building systems commissioning.

Havtech and ACES each represent many innovative HVAC equipment, building automation, controls, and air distribution manufacturers in the industry.

"In addition to the similar lines of business, Havtech, ACES, and MSTB share similar core company values,” said Joe Roetering, president, Havtech. “This strategic alliance will further improve each company's ability to deliver exceptional service for all customers through our commitment to expertise and innovative solutions."

As representatives of Daikin, Havtech and ACES bring more than 70 combined years of expertise to the region.

"We've been proud to team with ACES since 1971, and we're confident this new relationship with Havtech will make ACES an even more formidable contender in their region," said Mike Schwartz, CEO, Daikin Applied Americas.

Havtech plans to keep both ACES and MSTB structurally separate and allow them to maintain their own identities and organizations. Havtech will retain the current management teams of both entities and give them the same autonomy they have enjoyed under this new arrangement. Over an extended period of time, Havtech and the two entities will identify synergies and share best practices in select areas that will bring additional value for our customers; however, the intention is not to disrupt the success of either business.

Havtech was established in 1983 as a manufacturers' representative, serving commercial and industrial markets. Today, Havtech leads engineered building systems and services throughout the greater Baltimore and Washington, D.C., area. The company brings expertise and innovation together to deliver energy-efficient and sustainable solutions tailored to each customer's specific needs. In addition, Havtech recently added Thermaltech to serve the Western Pennsylvania market. Not unlike other industries, the HVAC industry continues to change, and Havtech has changed along with it; investing in smart and innovative technologies to help customers become more efficient, productive, and profitable. For more information, visit