Huntington Beach-based Aire Rite Air Conditioning and Refrigeration joins Mihaylo College’s Center for Family Business. The family-owned business has served Southern California since 1972.
The Center for Family Business announced Sept. 23 that Aire Rite Air Conditioning and Refrigeration is its newest member, welcoming proprietor Don Langston, his parents, Punky and Carol, and his brother, Dave, to the center’s network, which provides advice and training for Mihaylo students and local businesses.
Founded in 1972 as a commercial refrigeration service company, Aire Rite offers cost-effective and energy-efficient air conditioning, refrigeration, restaurant equipment and hardware/gasket services to a diverse commercial and industrial clientele. The company serves all of Southern California, including Orange, Los Angeles and San Diego counties, the Inland Empire, High Desert and Central Coast.
“The stronger and better equipped family businesses are to deal with the ever increasing complexities and challenges of today’s economic environments, the more successful our businesses and communities will be,” Langston says. “The challenges family businesses face can be more complex than traditional ownership and management models. The educational and peer network opportunities that the Center for Family Business offers will give our family more tools to utilize in the future. We look forward to being active participants and not just members in this great organization!”
The center’s director, Ed Hart, looks forward to Aire Rite’s participation in Mihaylo programs: “Don and his family are solid members of the community, run a high-class family business and will be great examples of customer service to all of our members,” says Hart. “They are in an interesting transition in their business, and they will see what many of our members have successfully accomplished, as well. It should be a very mutually beneficial relationship for Aire Rite, our members and the center.”
Aire Rite’s motto is “performance not just promises” and its mission statement is, “anticipate our customers’ needs and exceed their expectations at every opportunity.”
For more information about the Center for Family Business, call 657-278-4182 or visit them online.