About Us

In 1951, A.G. Brainerd began what was then known as The Brainerd Company. His business consisted mainly of commercial service and filter changing in Memphis and the Mid-South. In servicing the larger HVAC equipment and in constant need of all types of compressors, Mr. Brainerd began rebuilding his own compressors in-house and soon became an outlet for other service companies.

It was in 1971 that Howard Barton purchased The Brainerd Company and merged it with his already existing Barton Service Company. At that time he immediately saw the need and growth potential of the compressor remanufacturing business and separated this into an existing company of its own. His brother Larry, already having experience in this business, joined him in 1972 and together they developed Brainerd Compressor into one of the largest and most reliable compressor remanufactures in the country.

Mike Barton, Howard’s son, started working at Brainerd even before he graduated from High School in 1981; he has performed most every job in the building and is familiar with all aspects of the compressor Industry. Mike serves as Chief of Operations and is active in the day-to-day operations of Brainerd. From Sales to Purchasing, if you have a question about Brainerd, call and ask for Mike.

With their many years of employee experience and unparalleled stock of inventory, you will see why Brainerd is known as “The Source” for all your compressor needs, in the United States and worldwide.