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Our passion at the Johnstone Supply Orion Group is to partner with our employees and our customers to help them to grow. Our mission is to make it easier for HVAC contractors to do business. For decades, we have partnered with growth-oriented and value-minded residential contractors to help them grow their businesses. We pride ourselves on being more than just "another supply house"; we work closely with our partners to help them to make more money, save time and have more control over their business.

During these challenging and troubled times, many businesses are cutting back on labor and inventory; essentially they are "playing turtle" and hiding to weather out the storm.

At the Johnstone Supply Orion group we are tackling the world head-on and continue to invest in the face of the storm. I am excited to announce the launch of our Commercial Division which will bring to Commercial Contractors that same drive and passion to make it easier for them to do business. Many of our existing partners who enjoy our world-class support on the residential side of the business, have asked us for years to expand our commercial capabilities to better support them. We invested primarily in three key areas to make it easier for the commercial contractor to do business:

  • + Inventory
  • + Expertise
  • + Training

We invested heavily in commercial rooftop equipment, accessories, ductless, and VRF product. We now have $300k in stock locally, representing 116 units. In addition, we have access to 28 units in our Las Vegas Distribution Center; all available overnight and ready for 7AM pick up via our famous "First Call" service. I personally invite you to visit our expanded Fresno warehouse for a tour.

Our commercial team has 75 years of combined HVAC experience with specialized factory training in commercial application design and start up. David Pryor is your dedicated Commercial Territory Manager, specialized on the commercial contractor. Ken Gibbs, is your Commercial Project Specialist, focused exclusively on quoting commercial projects. Jack Shimonishi is your Technical Service Adviser, providing technical training, support and commercial start up services. This team of service-minded professionals is driven to help you look like a hero with your customers.

We are building a large, hands-on training lab that will include focus on VRF and commercial equipment. HVAC technology, particularly in the commercial space, is rapidly changing. You need the ability for your team to easily access the knowledge they need to stay on the cutting edge.

We are excited to expand our capabilities to serve residential AND commercial contractors.


Ryan Kalmbach
CEO Johnstone Supply, The Orion Group

Meet The Commercial Team

Kenneth L. Gibbs

25+ years in the HVAC/R industry. Served in a variety of roles including service, construction, national accounts, dispatch and sales. Over the years I have enjoyed delivering solutions for my clients spanning 3 through 50-ton air conditioning, 40 to minus 80 or it makes ice.

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Currently in my 11th year with Johnstone Supply, I have grown from counter sales into full sales including commercial projects, sales and technical support and growth management. I am fortunate to serve on the Johnstone Commercial Alliance and Johnson Controls Navigator Council. I maintain certifications as an Application Specialist, NATE certified and Fujitsu’s Elite Champion covering both Halcyon and all stages of VRF technologies.

Jack Shimonishi

15 Years in the HVAC industry. Throughout my career I have worked primarily as a residential/light commercial service tech. I also have experience ranging from large chillers and air handlers to 35+ ton packaged units, sheet metal fab and installing and running my own TI jobsites.

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I have been working for Johnstone Supply, The Orion Group for 2 years now as their Technical Service Advisor. I am currently a Fujitsu Authorized Trainer for both Halcyon and Airstage. Coleman Authorized commercial start up and commission. I currently do the Fujitsu Airstage start up and work with Fujitsu to commission them. I will be authorized to commission the Airstage line shortly. I currently live in Fresno CA with my fiancé. I am the TSA for all Orion Group stores (from Bakersfield to Livermore). I went to a HVAC school here in Fresno right out of high school and have been working in HVAC ever since. I have a huge passion for this industry and all the new tech that is coming out, as well as helping others.

David Pryor

20 years in the HVAC/R industry, most of which has been served in Distribution. Worked with a contractor for a year and a half serving as a Comfort Advisor and Commercial Sales...Learn More About David Here