Houston Business Journal: 2018 Best Places to Work Award.

For the 9th year, we are proud to have won “Top Workplace” (for a mid-sized company) in the Houston area based on surveys of our employees. In addition, in 2022, we have been recognized as a National Top Workplace the second year.

In 1981, R.O. Hunton moved to Houston and established Houston Trane, the forerunner of The Hunton Group. In 1990, he acquired the distribution division that added Trane Residential and light commercial products to the company. He then immediately built what is now the Hunton Group’s headquarters building in Houston’s Westchase district to house the companies. For the next 12 years, Hunton Distribution witnessed steady growth driven by customer service, superior products and well thought-out business objectives.

In 2003, the company expanded with the acquisition of the Oklahoma City and West Texas territories for Residential and Light Commercial equipment and parts. This includes warehouse facilities in Oklahoma City; Lubbock, Texas; Amarillo, Texas and El Paso, Texas.

Hunton Distribution’s growth strategy was successful, and the company was recognized as Trane’s #1 Independent Wholesale Distributor in the U.S. for 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 and 2016.

Still planning for growth and to better serve our customer, Hunton Distribution opened its new headquarters building in north Houston in December 2008. The 117,000 square-foot facility contains office space, a Parts Center, state-of-the-art training facility and over 100,000 square feet of warehouse space. The building was awarded the LEED Silver certification by meeting stringent LEED credit qualifications in the categories of Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality and Innovation and Design.

In 2017, Hunton Distribution consolidated locations in response to changes in the market. We closed our offices in El  Paso, Lubbock and Amarillo so that we could more fully serve the Houston and Oklahoma service hubs.

In 2018, Hunton Distribution proudly opened our 3rd location in the Greater Houston Area. This facility boasts an impressive 76,000 sq/ft of warehouse space conveniently located in southeast Houston and goes a long way toward providing more efficient and more convenient ways for our customers to do business with us.

Hunton Distribution employs over 100 people in all our locations, and each person is focused on customer satisfaction and providing an environment that makes us easy to do business with.

For the past 25 years, it has been our privilege to serve the dealer/contractor community with quality products, first class service and industry expertise. At Hunton Distribution, we look forward to sharing this partnership with you long term.

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To partner with select HVAC dealers to provide the best products and services to help them drive profitable growth. To gain the trust of our customers so that we are able to provide specific value to their business. The success of our customer base will reflect in the growth of Hunton Distribution.


Charlie Hunton
Todd Gilmore
Tim Lane
General Manager
Steve Acker
Vice President of Operations
Chris Stanziale
Supply Chain Manager & Corporate Analyst
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