The Crystal Client Spotlight shines on Pinnacle Equipment Company

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It was Andre Jones’ dream to own his company. After 14 years as a sheet metal worker, project manager and estimator, he started Pinnacle Equipment Company, a manufacturer’s agent, in 1997. Since then, he has grown to nine employees and representing numerous HVAC, Sheet Metal & Plumbing products manufacturers. And Dave Garrett, Alerding CPA Group Tax Director, has been his business consultant since the beginning.

As a manufacturer’s agent, Pinnacle identifies its customers’ needs and exact specifications, then recommends the appropriate products to meet and surpass those needs. This commitment to excellence contributed to the company landing a $1.2 million contract for work on Conseco Field House in Pinnacle’s early years. Since then, it has been involved with high profile projects for the JW Marriott, Indianapolis International Airport, Community Hospital and Eli Lilly, to name a few.

Jones is especially proud that Pinnacle is accepted by contractors as an equal competitor, receiving bids based on its quality reputation rather than its status as a minority company. This is also reflected in the outstanding manufacturers that Pinnacle represents such as Nailor Industries, Ruskin Air & Sound Control and Twin City Fans, offering product lines in HVAC, Electric Heating, Plumbing, Vehicle exhaust systems, Acoustical Housings, Duct Silencers, Grilles, Registers, Diffusers and more.

“Working with Dave and Alerding has been very beneficial for Pinnacle,” said Jones, President of Pinnacle Equipment. “They have kept us up-to-speed and helped us navigate through the changing tax laws,” he added.

“Pinnacle Equipment provides a high level of service in a highly competitive market,” said Garrett. “They accomplish this through good old fashioned hard work. Andre and his team are always striving to provide quality products at a reasonable price,” he added.

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