Darrin Erdahl is Founder and CEO of The SEER Group LLC and has over 31 years’ experience owning and acquiring, developing and expanding businesses in various industry sectors. He owns and operates 20 companies he acquired through 50 acquisitions. Industries include manufacturing, distribution, investment, contracting, real estate, and technology with a current focus in the residential HVAC retrofit sector.
Leadership Brings Increased Profitability
His leadership, vision, strategic planning, sales and marketing expertise have dramatically increased the profitability of his holdings, regardless of the industry and competitive market.
Largest Privately Held Fall Protection Manufacturer in the World
In August 2017, Darrin sold one of his largest companies, Guardian Fall Protection, to a London-based private equity investment firm, The Smithfield Group. The Smithfield Group created Pure Safety™ Fall Protection to acquire Guardian and one of its competitors. Pure Safety (www.puresafetygroup.com) is positioned and aspires to be the industry’s largest independent manufacturer solely focused on fall protection. At the time of the sale, Guardian was the largest privately-held fall protection manufacturer in the world and ranked third in North American market share behind 3M and Honeywell. Darrin remains the largest individual shareholder in Pure Safety.
Extensive HVAC Expertise
His experience in the HVAC industry dates back over 18 years when he purchased Seattle’s Brennan Heating & Air Conditioning in 2004. Under his ownership, Brennan has enjoyed significant growth and profitability. Because of his experience in owning many HVAC companies, Darrin understands the industry challenges and opportunities facing The SEER Group partner companies. The SEER Group is the largest privately-owned HVAC services platform in the United States.