Established in 1945, Baker Distributing Company is engaged in the marketing and distribution of air conditioning, refrigeration and heating equipment, parts and supplies. The company s corporate headquarters and distribution center are located in Florida. It operates service centers throughout the United States at facilities in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Its customers include air conditioning and refrigeration contractors, supermarket chains, service engineers, and institutional and governmental agencies. The company sells from nearly 170 branch locations and serves more than 7,000 customers. It is a subsidiary of Watsco, one of the largest distributors of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration products in the United States. Watsco operates from nearly 400 locations in more than 30 states and Puerto Rico, and serves approximately 38,000 contractor customers. Baker Distributing Company maintains a location in Colchester, Vt.