Summer Kickoff Events Completed
We recently completed our 8 location Summer Kickoff events. Thanks to all the customers who attended and vendors for their support. Tons of prizes were awarded along with massive amounts of burgers and brats enjoyed. Below are some pictures from the events. See you at our next event “Fall Fest” in September.
Spring 2019 Preseason Program
It’s Springtime and that means you need service parts. Have all the items you need on your trucks so you don’t have to make expensive callbacks.Take advantage of pre-season prices on items for sales and service and take a 2% discount or 90day terms* Over 650 fast selling items are featured in our new spring flyer.
Qualifying order minimum is just $1000 and locks in pricing in until June 30, 2018!*
The qualifying period is April 1 thru June 30, 2018!
*Prices are subject to change due to unforeseen manufacturer increases.
*For accounts that are current, with approved credit. (Must indicate preference at time of order.)
Contact anyone at Johnstone Supply for your free copy or request a pdf from email@example.com
Saturday Hours Change
Starting March 2 we are no longer open from 8-noon on Saturday mornings with the exception of South Bend who is open year around at that time. As always we plan to reopen on Saturdays next fall in October. If you need an emergency opening just dial the main phone number for the branch and follow the instructions. There is a $75 opening fee for this service.
2019 Chili Cook-off Winners Announced!
Thanks to everyone who participated in our 23rd annual chili cook-off. There were 8 winners across our 8 locations. Each winner received a trophy and gift package valued over $250. In addition to enjoying chili we had a trade show where hundreds of area contractors learned about new products and specials from our vendor sponsors. See you again next year!
List of 2019 Winners!
Fall 2018 Preseason Now Available
It’s time to take advantage of big savings on hundreds of products you need to be ready for the fall heating season. The Fall 2018 Johnstone preseason is 28 pages loaded with appreciation gifts, special deals and offers.
Qualifying Order Period: Now until Nov 30, 2018.
Minimum Order: $1000 minimum locks you in to great prices until December 1, 2108.
Terms: Take a 2% discount if paid by the 10th* or net 90 days.
Having what you need when you need it saves you time and money. See your Johnstone Supply sales associate for details or to request a printed copy.
*for current accounts with approved credit.
Over The Edge!
Captain Cal, Mary Marvel (our president Cal Garbrecht and his wife Mary), Jordan McDowell “Air Jordan” and employee winner Spiderman Dan (Dan Hunt) recently went “Over the Edge” for Easterseals. They rappelled 345 feet off the roof of Plaza Towers in Grand Rapids, to help raise money for Easterseals.
Jordan McDowell from Dynamic Mechanical Service of Mishawaka won the Johnstone drawing from our recent “Text Us” contest to win the opportunity to rappel.
Easterseals Michigan provides services to over 12,000 individuals in the community living with mental, physical, and behavioral health difficulties. The funds raised from Over the Edge will go directly towards the various programs and services. Easterseals strives to change the way the world defines and views disabilities by making profound, positive differences in people’s lives every day.
Grand Prize Winner Summer Kickoff 18
Congratulations to Dave Ignasiak from Orchard Hill Mechanical for winning our #SummerKickoff18 Grand Prize, a Nest Connected Home Makeover! The Package Includes: Nest IQ Outdoor Camera, Nest Indoor Camera, Nest Learning Thermostat, Nest Hello Doorbell, 3 Nest Protect Smoke Detectors, Nest Home Google Assistant, Nest Home Mini Google Assistant, Nest Secure Security System and 3pk of Google Wifi routers.
Hydronic Counterday Grand Rapids
New R4.0 GelBlack and TwinGel Line Sets
As you know, the new mechanical code requires R4.0 insulation on all split system line sets. In response to this change we have decided to stock the new GelBlack line sets. In addition to meeting the new R4.0 code requirement these line sets feature a new tear resistant GelBlack insulation that is UV resistant making it easier to install. They come packaged in bags which take up less space and less waste on the job site. The ends are a flat crimp ensuring the line set is clean inside every time. The GelBlack comes in 25′, 35’, & 50’ lengths.
We are also stocking the new (50’ only) TwinGel white minisplit R4.0 line sets. The TwinGel insulation is fused together making minisplit installation much easier. It is also tear and UV resistant.
Grand Rapids Major Sale Event Thursday Nov 9
New Phone System
To better serve our customers we recently transitioned to a new phone system that interconnects all 8 branches. Just dial 2 for sales and you are connected with the branch you dialed! For faster service dial 3 and the first person in our other branches will help you.The new system is helping us improve customer service at many levels. . Thank you!
ZoomLock Roadshow Events
•Learn how ZoomLock flame-free refrigerant press fittings can help you finish jobs faster and win more business.
•Watch a live pressure test of a ZoomLock fitting you crimped.
•Enter for a chance to WIN a trip of your choice – the 2018 Ryder Cup in France or the 2019 Super Bowl!
Thursday, August 17, 2017 8-11am
Johnstone Supply South Bend
-Continental Breakfast provided!
Thursday August 24th, 2017 2:30-5pm Friday August 25th 7am-10am Friday August 25th 11am-2pm
Johnstone Supply Kalamazoo Johnstone Supply Muskegon Johnstone Supply Holland
-Root Beer Floats Provided -Continental Breakfast Provided! -Lunch on the Grill Provided!
Lunch-n-Learn Counterday Holland
Friday, August 25 11am-2pm
Johnstone Supply Holland
2127 112th Ave 49424
Visit with vendors and learn about:
-Zoomlock Truck from Parker
•Utility Rebates with ICF and more!
Burgers, brats & all the fixings!
HVAC Business Success Training
In this amazing 2 hour class renowned speaker Marc Marchillo will show you what successful contractors are doing to be very successful regarding IAQ and how they are significantly increasing sales and service tickets, as well as increased close rates and higher service revenues.
• How to be a Unique and Convincing contractor on a sales call
• How to expand your IAQ product offerings
• How to effectively close the sale with larger tickets in the home
• How to increase customer satisfaction and retention
• How to significantly grow your Air Cleaner and Dehumidifier business
• Learn about the 6,000,000+ foreign made dehumidifier recall situation
• How to make money every year by never “selling” an Air Cleaner again
• The training, tools, terms, and proven strategies to make you successful
Tue June 13, 2017 4-6pm Muskegon Johnstone Supply
Wed June 14, 2017 8-10am Grand Rapids Johnstone Supply
There is no charge to this valuable training!
RSVP to Stacie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 231-777-2727 x1203
Ferris State HVAC Student Wins Johnstone Award
The annual Johnstone Supply award was recently given to Ferris State University HVAC student and soon to be graduate Matt Conzemius by Doug Milholin of Johnstone Supply and Jim Burke of Bacharach. Throughout his time at Ferris, Matt demonstrated an outstanding attitude and helping spirit with his instructors and classmates and was voted to receive this award by his instructors. Congratulations to Matt on his award of a Bacharach Insight combustion analyzer kit!
Welcome South Bend and Elkhart Branches!
Effective January 1, 2017 the existing South Bend and Elkhart, IN Johnstone branches joined the Muskegon group. This brought the group total to 8 stores in Western Michigan and Northern Indiana. Former South Bend owner Andy Peck will continue to work with the stores in 2017 to ensure a smooth transition but will then change his focus onto other future endeavors. You can expect to see the same team members you have come to know as well as their high level of customer service. The entire Muskegon team welcomes South Bend and Elkhart employees to our team!
In addition to all that Johnstone Supply offers, the South Bend group brings to Muskegon added knowledge, product and expertise in refrigeration and commercial products. Muskegon in turn brings updated computer technology, rf bar-coding and several added product lines to South Bend. Customers can also expect to see enhanced deliveries and services once the transition is complete.
Let us know if you have any questions.
To better serve you we are now open 8am-noon on Saturdays during the heating season!
Oct 1-Feb 25, 2017
21st Annual Chili Cook-Off
Over 130 Chilis! • 8 Locations! • 6 Days! • 14 Vendors!
The 2017 Chili-cookoff is now complete. Thank you to everyone who brought in their best chili. We had over 130 entries in total with 8 winners who each received $250 cash! 8 others won $100 on a random drawing among the contestants and a large 50″+ TV was also given away by Fernox boiler treatment. The ingredients varied from very spicy to sweet or both. There were also some great tasting white chicken chili’s, pulled pork chili’s and venison chili. A good time was had by all and many vendor specials were offered and sold. Thanks to everyone who attended and participated and special thanks to our vendor sponsors for making it happen. Start planning your chili for 2018 when we will do it all over again!
Special Thanks to Our Gold Sponsors: Honeywell, Fujitsu, UEI and AO Smith.
Silver Sponsors: Seal-Tite and Payzer
Completed 2017 Cook-Off Locations: February 7th Kalamazoo, February 8th Muskegon, February 9th Grand Rapids, February 9th Comstock Park, February 10th Holland, February 10th Benton Harbor, March 1st South Bend, March 2nd Elkhart
Grand Rapids Training Center
Have you attended a one of our technical training schools in the Grand Rapids branch yet? If not you should check out the quality training environment we created for our customers. The training center is located on the second level above the showroom area.
The large room features deluxe training tables with seating for over 50 students and a full size kitchen. It is also equipped with multiple electrical voltages to connect the working HVAC units used in training. A built in LCD projector with a large screen facilitates the presentations.
Sign up for a class at Johnstone Supply today!
Refrigeration Training Cooler in Grand Rapids Showroom
We installed a unique cooler in our Grand Rapids branch to show contractors a working model of a complete refrigeration system. Multiple pressure and temperature gauges, valves, sight glasses and controls were utilized to see exactly what is going on.
The condensing unit is Tecumseh’s innovative Celseon, the coil is by Russell and the cooler box is made by American Cooler Technologies. The product is 500# of Johnstone Supply’s famous free bottled water.
Stop in today, have a bottle of water and see what Johnstone Supply can do to help you with all your refrigeration needs.
Benton Harbor Branch
To better serve existing and new customers we opened our 6th branch in Benton Harbor. The new location is conveniently at 2106 M-139 right next to LeValley Chevrolet. Easy access off of I-94 at exit 28 Scottdale Road.
Stop in and say hi to branch manager Dave Brosco and the rest of the Benton Harbor team!
Repair ECM Motors Inexpensively!
Don’t toss ECM Motors! You can repair many GE (Regal-Beloit) ECM motor modules that have been damaged by voltage problems and power surges.
The repair Kit requires the use of a soldering gun (or iron) and rosin-core (for electronic use) solder. Johnstone number S59-422 is just $19.99ea!
Watch informative Video Here!