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Commercial and Industrial Specialty Air Treatment Equipment

Three generation family-owned and operated located in Northbrook, Illinois.

The Zintel organization has been serving the Chicago HVAC community in one form or another for over 60 years. The present G.V. Zintel Associates grew out of Zintel/Devitt manufacturer’s representatives and was formed in 1964 by founders George Zintel and Stanley Erickson. George having operated Zintel/Devitt since leaving the Army Corp of Engineers following WWII was joined by Stanley Erickson who promoted industrial and commercial controls and security systems for many years for Minneapolis Honeywell and served as National Sales Manager for Magnetrol, Inc.

G.V. Zintel Associates is a leading manufacturer’s representative for specialty air treatment equipment used in commercial and industrial applications. We serve the needs of customers and represent manufacturers in the greater Chicago area as well as throughout Northern and Central Illinois, Northwest Indiana, and Northeast Iowa. We are a family-owned and operated company with 3 generations of family having been involved in the business. We are located in Northbrook, Illinois.

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We are a value-added technical sales organization providing measurable and unequalled quality service. We offer assistance in engineering design, to solve each and every customer’s difficult application issues with products sold. We are a strategic partner with our customers and the principals we represent. G.V. Zintel Associates has established a reputation among its customers for responsive, professional and reliable sales and service.

We work closely with facility owners, architects, mechanical & electrical engineering firms, and contractors to efficiently deliver the best quality heating, ventilating, air conditioning equipment and system design assistance in a timely, cost effective manner. We are focused on solving problems for our clients, rather than simply selling equipment.

Value Added.

We are committed to providing our customers with quality products, engineering and customer service through creativity, integrity and professionalism.

We identify the best equipment manufacturers in the marketplace. We partner with them over the long-term delivering the best solutions and equipment to our customers.


Our product philosophy drives our product line, quality not quantity. We deliver the best solutions to critical issues for our clients. Our principals have been selected with that objective in mind. They are all top quality, innovative leaders in each area of specialization.

With many of the manufacturers we represent, we have relationships that span decades. We have represented some of our principals for more than twenty-five years. Others we have been representing since their inception.


Our long manufacturer continuity and our extensive equipment expertise and experience combines with our long term extensive application knowledge we deliver the value added partnership needed to our clients.


Stan Erickson


Stan joined G.V. Zintel Associates, Inc. as a sales engineer in 1972 and served as president from 1995 to 2013.


Stan served as a helicopter pilot with the United States Marine Corps on active duty for four years and continued to serve in the Marine Corps reserve at Glenview Naval Air Station before retiring as a Lt Col. with over 26 years of service.


He is a graduate of New Trier High School and attended Western Illinois University graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology.


Stan has also been active in the community in various positions with the Boy Scouts, Little League Baseball and his church.



Keith Erickson


Keith brings more than twenty-five years of financial, strategic and operating experience, sales and business development, and international management experience to G.V. Zintel Associates.  He has served as president since 2013.


Prior to joining Zintel, Keith spent the prior five years as a Partner in a boutique investment banking and strategic consulting firm, located in Boston, Massachusetts. In this capacity, he identified and evaluated client and investment opportunities and was responsible for selling the firm’s services and managing client engagements. Keith assisted portfolio companies in achieving strategic, operational and financial objectives.


Before this, Keith served as the Director of Business Strategy for Computer.com, a leading destination site for novice technology users. He was also responsible for strategy development for Internet initiatives and institutional consultant relations at a major institutional investment manager. Prior to this, Keith served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala. Keith graduated from Washington College with a B.A. degree in History, and holds an MBA from Boston College.



Product Line.


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ICS Chillers designs and manufactures Industrial Packaged Chillers for Manufacturing and Process Cooling applications. We offer over 20 years of industrial chiller design, manufacturing, sales, rental, and service experience. With quality and reliability at the forefront of the design phase we can offer a custom Packaged Chiller, specific to your application, in single unit models ranging from 3 HP to 160 HP. ICS Chillers also manufactures a line of Industrial Condensing Units which are designed for Manufacturing and Process Cooling applications that have remote evaporator specifications or requirements. The Condensing Units incorporate our standard industrial design, quality and reliability, and are offered in single unit sizes ranging from 3 HP to 160 HP.


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Archives of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers


Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute

ACEC Illinois

American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois


American Association of Meat Processors


International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses


Refrigerating Engineers and Technicians Association

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