D & D West was started in 1987 by Brian Demerest. His past experience working with Allied Refrigeration in both sales and as a Manager proved valuable as he left the wholesale side of the business in 1984 to work for a rep agency. He and his brother Mike Demerest started D & D West in 1987 and pioneered the MARS product line as well as several other companies including Dustfree, TurboTorch, and Torin. In the Mid-90’s Mike left the company to pursue other interests.
In 1996, Brian Demerest hired George Kief and they started Western Component Sales. The agency grew tremendously over the next 14 years, and on January 1st, 2010 a new LLC was formed. The biographies of each partner and salesmen are shown on the following pages. We cover the states of California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii and Alaska. There are a total of 7 salesmen and 1 inside sales support member and a marketing agent. We continue to pour our resources into quality salesmen and a support staff that our customers depend on. We can be described as self-motivated, ambitious, and dedicated in the pursuit of growing market share for our manufacturers. Integrity is required for our employees in every aspect of the way we operate. We enjoy many personal relationships with both our customers and manufacturers and our reputation is second to none. When we commit to sell a product line, the manufacturer can be assured of our devotion and that success will be imminent.
“To provide our wholesalers with a complimentary variety of HVAC and Refrigeration products that are competitively priced, and offer the highest quality of service and support, while maintaining complete integrity within every transaction.”
We have built a team that knows their responsibilities and how to grow their territory. We manage with a family-business mentality and allow them the freedom to be creative and achieve success in their own markets. We encourage interaction between salesmen to determine what might work in the future and what hasn’t worked in the past.