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Thinking of taking your company to the next level of growth and services? We can help you. When you partner with CMS Nextech you are joining the largest independent self-performing commercial HVAC/R service provider in the United States!

As a partner of CMS Nextech, you can expect many additional benefits for your company.

Why Join CMS Nextech?

• Proven Tools and National Resources

- National Presence, Access to large national accounts and training on Best Practices

• Team Integration – we don’t clean house. Together we become a team (keeps your legacy)

• Employee Retention

- Increase Career opportunities for your employees
- Better Benefits for employees

• Key areas of growth / acquisition opportunities


Recent Acquisitions

CMS Nextech acquires DegreeOne and grows its Nationwide presence

CMS Nextech is excited to announce the acquisition of DegreeOne, a leading nationwide HVAC, refrigeration, and high-end food service company. “With this expanded footprint, we will be able to provide an even better service offering to our customers.” said John Gelp, CEO of CMS Nextech. The acquisition of DegreeOne was finalized in July 2022 and will increase coverage in key states such as California, Arizona, Washington, and Connecticut among several others. Customers of CMS Nextech will benefit from the alignment of more technician resources and support. Together this grows CMS Nextech service resources to around 1,000 technicians located across the United States.

About DegreeOne

DegreeOne’s company roots can be traced back as far as the 1920s with multiple generations of owners. Over the years, their success has been attributed to high-performance quality, outstanding service, and several successful acquisitions. Through their 9 successfully acquired companies, they provide self-performing coverage in 43 states. See the chart below to see businesses acquired and associated with DegreeOne. To learn more about DegreeOne and its services, please visit Degree-One.com

MetroTech - Founded by the Reedy family in 1986, Metro Tech joined DegreeOne in 2017. Services include nationwide maintenance, repair, and replacement of light commercial HVAC equipment.

Kore Refrigeration - Founded by Kore’s current managers in 2011, Kore joined DegreeOne in 2018. Services include maintenance, repair, installations, and virtual facility management for refrigeration, cooking equipment, and HVAC in the Western US.

Protek – Founded by industry veteran Ed Daniels in 1979, ProTek joined DegreeOne in 2019. Services include maintenance and repair of light refrigeration and kitchen equipment in the NYC tri-state area.

ProPlus – Also founded by industry veteran Ed Daniels in 2014, ProPlus joined DegreeOne in 2019. Services include maintenance and repair of light refrigeration and kitchen equipment in the NYC tri-state area.

Custom Cooling – Founded by industry veteran Jerry Hahn in 2010, Custom Cooling joined DegreeOne in 2018. Services include maintenance, repair, and installation of light commercial HVAC equipment in the Western US.

Core Mechanical – Founded by industry veteran Joseph Hass in 2012, Core joined DegreeOne in 2018. Services include maintenance, repair, and installation of HVAC, refrigeration, and kitchen equipment in Texas and Louisiana.

All Seasons – Founded by Tommy English in 1991. Services include maintenance, repair, and installation of HVAC equipment in Colorado.

North Town – Founded in 1927. Services include maintenance, repair, and installations of residential HVAC and appliances in the Chicago area.

Ressac – Founded in 1929. Ressac is one of our most seasoned HVAC companies. Ressac joined DegreeOne in 2021. Services include HVAC. Refrigeration, Controls, and other trades in California.

About CMS Nextech

CMS Nextech is America’s largest independent self-performing commercial HVAC/R service provider and continuing to grow. Over the past 30 years, a continued focus on quality, value, and integrity has enabled us to create strong relationships with thousands of long-term customer partners. Using our large self-performing coverage area, commercial expertise, dedicated support, innovative technology, and years of experience, we provide service designed to meet our customer’s unique needs. Our goal is to establish strong relationships and be a strategic partner with each customer for the long term. Industries serviced include dining, grocery, restaurants, retail, outlet stores, medical facilities, warehouses, distribution centers, and more. CMS Nextech provides 24/7 nationwide service with directly employed self-performing technicians in 45 states and an established peer network in remaining areas. Headquartered in Melbourne FL, our 850+ employees are located nationwide and supported by 23 regional offices which allow us to service over 50,000 active customer sites. To learn more about CMS Nextech and its services we provide, please visit cmsnextech.com


Patriot Mechanical
Joins CMS Nextech

Patriot Mechanical optimizes growth potential
by aligning with CMS Nextech.

Patriot Mechanical is an industry leading HVAC/R service provider in the Richmond, VA area. CMS Nextech is America’s largest independent self-performing commercial HVAC/R service provider specializing in commercial HVAC/R maintenance, repair, and replacement.

The alignment will provide additional resources to both organizations allowing continued growth and enhanced customer service in the Richmond and surrounding areas.

" From the founding of Patriot in 2009 to today, myself, Morty Hudson, and Kendall Lewis have sought to be the go-to HVAC services company in the area. By aligning with CMS Nextech, we have the platform to enable us to recruit, expand, and continue to provide great service to our current and future customer base."
-Donald Smith, President of Patriot Mechanical

“It is a pleasure to welcome Patriot Mechanical to our team. With the help and leadership of Donald, Morty, and Kendall, Patriot Mechanical has become one of the leading HVAC companies in the Richmond, VA area over the past decade. Patriot Mechanical’s team will be a great addition to the CMS Nextech family, allowing us to expand our presence and support in these regions."
-John Gelp, CMS Nextech CEO

About Patriot Mechanical
Patriot Mechanical prides itself in quality work and provides commercial HVAC service, repairs, and installation services in the greater Richmond area. Founded in 2009, Patriot provides all aspects of commercial HVAC service including building automation, chillers, cooling towers, and roof top units. Other services offered by Patriot include pipe fitting and mobile welding services for the installation of HVAC equipment. For more information, please visit patriotmechanicalcorp.com

About CMS Nextech
CMS Nextech is America’s largest independent self-performing commercial HVAC/R service provider and continuing to grow. Over the past 30 years, a continued focus on quality, value, and integrity has enabled us to create strong relationships with thousands of long-term customer partners. Using our large self-performing coverage area, commercial expertise, dedicated support, innovative technology, and years of experience, we provide service designed to meet our customer’s unique needs. Our goal is to establish strong relationships and be a strategic partner with each customer for the long term.

Industries serviced include dining, grocery, restaurants, retail, outlet stores, medical facilities, warehouses, distribution centers, and more. CMS Nextech provides 24/7 nationwide service with directly employed self-performing technicians in 37 states and an established peer network in remaining areas. Headquartered in Melbourne FL, employees are located nationwide and service over 50,000 active customer sites.

Arctic HVAC/R Services
Joins CMS Nextech

Arctic HVAC/R services strengthens growth potential
by aligning with CMS Nextech.

Arctic HVAC/R Services is the leading HVAC/R service provider in the Las Vegas area. CMS Nextech is America’s largest independent self-performing commercial HVAC/R service provider specializing in commercial HVAC/R maintenance, repair, and replacement.

The alignment will provide additional resources to both organizations allowing continual growth on the west coast.

"From the founding of Arctic to today, myself, Jarrod, and Ed have sought to be the go-to HVAC services company in the area. By aligning with CMS Nextech we have the platform to enable us to recruit, expand, and continue to provide great service to our current and future customer base."
- Kelly Hawkins, Arctic Services Commercial Service Manager

"Thanks to the leadership of Kelly Hawkins, Jarrod Johnson, and Ed Simon, Arctic has been established as the clear leader in the HVAC service space in Las Vegas. We are excited to welcome Arctic and their team to CMS Nextech. As we continue to expand our self-performing area to 37 states and further, Arctic is an integral part of our plan."
- John Gelp, CMS Nextech CEO

About Arctic Services
Arctic Services provides commercial HVAC service, repairs, and installation services in the greater Las Vegas area. Founded in 2008, Arctic has grown to be a leading service company with well known large and small businesses in the Las Vegas area. For more information, please visit arcticserviceshvac.com

About CMS Nextech
CMS Nextech is America’s largest independent self-performing commercial HVAC/R service provider and continuing to grow. Over the past 30 years, a continued focus on quality, value, and integrity has enabled us to create strong relationships with thousands of long-term customer partners. Using our large self-performing coverage area, commercial expertise, dedicated support, innovative technology, and years of experience, we provide service designed to meet our customer’s unique needs. Our goal is to establish strong relationships and be a strategic partner with each customer for the long term.

Industries serviced include dining, grocery, restaurants, retail, outlet stores, medical facilities, warehouses, distribution centers, and more. CMS Nextech provides 24/7 nationwide service with directly employed self-performing technicians in 37 states and an established peer network in remaining areas. Headquartered in Melbourne FL, employees are located nationwide and service over 50,000 active customer sites.



CMS Nextech is seeking strategic acquisitions to further strengthen
our national self-performing HVACR service area.

In 2020, after over 25 years of family ownership, CMS Nextech partnered with Audax Group, accelerating our growth and enhancing our ability to provide industry-leading commercial HVACR maintenance services for our customers and employees. We desire to join with other management teams similarly committed to a “customer-first” culture promoting safety and service and dedicated to the combined company’s post-close success. After the initial transaction, we will support our partners both operationally and financially. Through acquisitions, we will:
• Expand into adjacent service offerings to better serve new and existing clients
• Improve performance in current footprint
• Enter new market segments and geographies where we are currently underrepresented
• Achieve a combined reputation as a top choice employer for capable technicians


We're looking for growth in all of the continental United States.

CMS Nextech is already one of the largest providers of commercial HVACR maintenance services in the country and the largest self-performing service provider. Founded in 1992, CMS Nextech began as a company with one technician and one truck and has consistently grown to serve clients nationwide in managing and servicing every aspect of heating, cooling, and refrigeration (HVACR). Dedicated to promoting safe and favorable working conditions for its employees, CMS Nextech has built a strong team of technicians.

✓ 600+ employees

✓ 500+ field-based technicians

✓ 50,000+ unique customer sites

✓ 16 offices in 37 states

Self-Performing States
Key Areas Of Growth
Future Areas Of Growth
While self-performing in 37 states makes us America’s largest independent provider, our goal is to do so in all 50 states soon. To accomplish this, we will continue to grow organically but will achieve our goals faster if we can partner with the right peers who have built a business model consistent with our focus and values.