Wolff Bros. Supply Inc. announced today that it has signed an agreement with Johnson Controls Inc. (NYSE:JCI) to become a distributor of its Coleman® brand products and Source 1™ parts throughout northwest Ohio, effective Nov. 1, 2009.

One of the country’s largest independent plumbing, electrical and HVAC distributors, Wolff Bros. operates 10 locations throughout northern Ohio and employs more than 250 people.

“Adding the Coleman line allows us to offer great products backed by a solid company at a competitive price point,” said Mark Frost, territory sales manager at Wolff Bros. “We’re also anticipating growth and the ability to penetrate new markets as a result of our agreement with Coleman.”

Gary Mummert, regional sales manager for Johnson Controls, noted, “Wolff Bros. is accustomed to promoting highly recognizable consumer brands, and Coleman fits that description perfectly. Wolff Bros. also has a long-standing tradition of customer service so important to our family of distributors and a business model that fits the sales growth initiatives of Coleman very nicely.”

Added Brian Michael, Coleman brand manager: “We’re thrilled that a company with the history and longevity of Wolff Bros. Supply has chosen to carry Coleman heating and air-conditioning products. We look forward to their partnership and the opportunity to serve both existing and new customers in the years to come.”

Wolff Bros. Supply Inc. was founded in 1965 on the site of Wolff Bros. Farm. Seven years later the company entered the wholesale business to meet the needs of local building contractors. Today, Wolff Bros. offers more than 25,000 different products to its customers. Customer service stands at the core of its mission to provide premium service at a competitive price.

HVAC products from Johnson Controls, Inc., marketed under the well-known Coleman® brand, include highly reliable residential central air-conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces and accessories and light-commercial, packaged heating and cooling systems marketed through a network of distributors and delivered to home- and building-owners through independent Coleman heating and air conditioning dealers. For more information about Coleman, visit www.colemanhvacdealer.com, or call 877-926-5362.