About Us

The AFGO Difference Is A Work Ethic Founded On Family Values.

For nearly a century, AFGO has worked around the clock to establish our reputation as an HVAC industry leader.
As a family owned and operated business, we value loyalty, dedication, and honesty and extend these values to our clients.
Our exclusive factory direct representation for replacement coils, heat exchangers, and tube bundles, through our own coil division, Berdell Industries, family owned since 1928.

Executive Team

Greg Oro

Vice President

greg@afgo.com

Michael McGuire

Director of Operations

mmcguire@afgo.com

Mike Basdeo

Service Manager

mbasdeo@afgo.com

Christyann Fiammetta

Office Manager

cfiammetta@afgo.com

Giving Back

Throughout the years, AFGO has been actively helping many charities in need. We’ve made contributions to the following charities.

…as well as various disaster relief efforts.

History TimeLine

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1928 - The Beginning

In 1928 AFGO gets its start as a one-man operation. Blaine and Glenn’s granddad, Eddie, opens a car radiator repair shop, called Central Auto Radiator, on Thompson Avenue in Long Island City, Queens, New York.

1954

Blaine and Glenn’s father, Harvey, takes over and expands the Long Island City business by opening a new division called Berdell Industries. Not only repairing car radiators, but air conditioning coils as well. Apparently, enterprise is in the Udell’s blood!

1985

Berdell branches out exploring opportunities in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning industry. Harvey retires and Glenn joins Berdell, expanding it from a one man pop shop, to a larger organization.

1987

Glenn‘s brother Blaine joins the Berdell Industries team. The two begin manufacturing heat transfer equipment, including; HVAC coils, shell & tube heat exchangers, tube bundles & generator coolers.  Berdell expands to a full fledge enterprise with over 100 employees.

End of the decade

Berdell establishes a world wide team of manufacturers representatives selling to Fortune 500 Companies and flourishes, offering versatile heat transfer solutions.

1995

The Udell brothers form AFGO Mechanical Services, Inc., and begin to install replacement units, as well as new installations throughout the New York City area.

At the same time they successfully formed a full HVAC service department offering 24/7 service & maintenance to their clients.

2012

AFGO embarks on a technology implementation. AFGO technicians are equipped with state-of-the-art handheld mobile devices.

In addition, computerized reporting software was installed for faster service as well as precise analysis regarding their customers systems.

2013 - Present

In 2013, AFGO thrives as one of the leading HVAC service and installation companies within the New York Metropolitan area with one of the city‘s largest fleets of inventoried vehicles.

HVAC Manufactures

Some of the manufactures we are proud to do business with

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Mammoth-HVAC
Stulz
BAC
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Associations

BOMA
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International Foundation is an independent, tax-exempt organization dedicated to sponsoring and encouraging innovative research and educational activities that advance the commercial real estate industry and profession.

PRSM The Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM) represents a group of individuals and their companies dedicated to advancing industry awareness of retail facilities maintenance for all industries, while promoting professional and ethical standards to service the customer with added value.

RFMARestaurant Facility Management Association (RFMA) represents a group of facility professionals and their companies dedicated to advancing industry awareness of restaurant facility management, while promoting professional and ethical standards to serve the customer with added value.

MSCA

Since 1975, the Mechanical Service Contractors of America (MSCA) has provided HVACR contractors with the educational, labor, marketing, regulatory and networking resources they need to succeed.

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 Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) is a group of over 4,000 air conditioning contractors who work together to improve our industry, promote good practices an keep residential homes and commercial/residential building safe, clean and comfortable.

IFMA

IFMA is the largest and most widely recognized professional association for facility management, supporting more than 18,500 members.

At AFGO, we don’t believe in one-size fits all HVAC systems…
we succeed by providing our customers with alternative HVAC solutions.