In Memory Of Glenn S. Udell
Serving Manhattan & New York since 1928
AFGO Chairman Emeritus
Glenn Udell, Chairman Emeritus of AFGO, passed away on March 31, 2020, at the age of 65. His legacy lives on through the family business and is deeply missed by all.
Glenn Udell was AFGO’s & Berdell Industries’ co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He managed the company’s finances and administrative operations. He was a graduate of Hofstra University.
Glenn Udell always knew that he wanted to run the family business, Berdell Industries, and follow in the footsteps of his father and his grandfather. In 1985, after his father’s retirement, Glenn took over the family business, expanding Berdell into a larger organization. Glenn’s younger brother, Blaine, partnered with him in 1987, and together they continued manufacturing heat transfer equipment. In the same year, the Udell brothers established their presence in the heat transfer industry with 100 new employees and over 80 nationwide representatives, selling their equipment.
Finally, in 1995, with business flourishing, Glenn and Blaine founded AFGO Mechanical Services Inc., beginning to install Berdell’s equipment. At the same time, they successfully formed a full HVAC service department offering around-the-clock service, maintenance, and installations to their clients.
Glenn Udell was the proud Chairman of AFGO; a company that thrives as one of the leading HVAC contractors within the New York Metropolitan Area. Glenn was an active member of The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), The Mechanical Service Contractors of America (MSCA), the International Facility Managers Association (IFMA), the Building Owners and Management Association (BOMA), and the Professional Retail Store Maintenance (PRSM); today known as Connex.