Benjamin Franklin is credited with the quote, "Honesty is the best policy." It's pretty hard to dispute such a simple yet profound ethical truth. Honesty, hard work, integrity, and humility, along with other good ,old-fashioned family values, are what drive General Airs business practices.
This is the essence of who General Air is. We deliver the best products the industry has to offer; we have advanced systems and technologies that enable us to offer our customers a wide array of specialty services; and we have the experience and expertise to help your business increase its efficiencies and lower its costs. But what we TRULY bring to the table is relationship. We long to get to know our customers like family, and tailor our products and services to help them succeed in every venture. That's the point of relationship to bring out the best in one another.
To learn more about us, please read on. But to really get to know us, pick up the phone and give us a call. We'd truly like to hear from you, and would greatly value the opportunity to serve the needs of our community together.
General Air Service is the largest independent gas and welding distributor in the state of Colorado. In the late 1960s, Gene Armstrong purchased a store from a national welding supply company. This company was restructuring and decided to devote its attention to its larger and more prominent clients. When Gene bought the shop, he also bought the small local clientele who had been loyal to it. It was then that Gene solidified his commitment to serving customers as though they were family.
In 1969, Gene incorporated a new company, General Air, with a vision to expand the scope of its services and the size of its territory. In the fall of 1970, Genes son, Gary, having just returned from a tour of duty in Vietnam, joined the company. Gary had earned a business degree from Colorado State University, and had acquired essential engineering, industrial and leadership skills while serving in the military and working throughout college.
Mission & Vision
To earn and retain regional leadership as a total quality supplier of superior products and services. Working in partnership with our customers, employees and shareholders, suppliers and communities, we pledge to conduct business by these core principles:
- To meet our customers needs and expectations with quality, integrity and value.
- To recognize and treat people as our most valuable asset.
- To honor God, Family, Community and Nation in all we do.
- To equitably share the results of our efforts according to contribution.
To be an exceptional supplier of gas and welding products with consultative expertise and the ability to provide practical solutions that help our customers succeed.
Adapting to change with innovation, we promise never to become complacent.