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Meet The Commercial Team

Commercial projects can be overwhelming with a lot to gain or lose. It is important to have support from a team you can trust. With value engineering and reliable contacts with years of experience and knowledge, you can overcome any situation you’re in. Avoid the slow lead times and additional costs with easy quote submissions and clear communication.

When you put your confidence in our team, you will add confidence in yours.

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A message Ryan Kalmbach, CEO Orion Group


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:

1 - Inventory.
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.

2 - Expertise.
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.

3 - Training.
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

Jack was a service tech and installer in both residential and commercial here in Fresno for 13 years before joining the Johnstone Team. For the last 3 Years he has been working for Johnstone Supply as the Technical Service Advisor, providing technical support for both Coleman and Fujitsu commercial/residential product lines.

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For partners new to the product lines, he would do jobsite walks with the installing team during the construction phase to answer any questions they might have. He is Coleman Factory Certified for commercial startups as well as Fujitsu Certified for VRF and Heat Recovery trainings. Given his previous role as TSA and now as Commercial Territory Manager, partnering with him would mean that he would be there for you from start to finish on all jobs. He is also the first point of contact/local for any technical support needed by your techs or installers. His passion is partnering with contractors from bid to start up on projects of all sizes and being as hands on as he can during the whole process.

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

Agustin Elenes

I have been working with Johnstone Supply Orion since March of 2015. In that time I have served as counter sales associate for 3 years...

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then moved to Inside sales and did that for 2 years, during my inside sales time is when I began training in commercial under Ken. Finally last year I served 6 months as the Branch manager for Visalia and filled in for 6 months as the Fresno Branch manager. I look forward to learning and gaining experience in my new role as Commercial Projects Specialist