MARS acquired Chicago-based Brucker Company in 1997. Founded in 1875, Brucker is a manufacturer’s representative of engineered ventilation equipment and HVAC systems.

At the time of acquisition, Brucker had 23 employees each averaging $435,000.00 in sales comprising total annual sales of approximately $10,000,000.00. Through thoughtful, aggressive analysis of the market, MARS completed add-on acquisitions bringing two more complimentary products to Brucker’s contribution. Additionally, Brucker introduced a new approach to going to market in what was a sedate industry. This strategy resulted Brucker growing into one of the leading marketers of HVAC products in the Midwest.

Today, Brucker enjoys annual revenue in excess of $40,000,000.00 with 45 employees averaging $800,000 in sales each. Based in Elk Grove Village, Brucker serves Northern Illinois, Northwestern Indiana and operates a branch office in Peoria, Illinois.

Through its Brucker platform, MARS is seeking additional acquisitions in Chicago and other regional markets for the following product categories:


  • Wholesale distributors of HVAC products and equipment
  • Wholesale distributors of pipe, valves and fittings
  • Manufacturers representatives of HVAC equipment and products