HVAC venture adds Knoxville outpost

Heating and air conditioning wholesaler Comfort Supply has opened a location in Knoxville. The 14,000-square-foot warehouse and showroom is the company's fifth and comes a year after it expanded into Clarksville and extends its reach eastward from Cookeville. CEO Clay Blevins said "Knoxville was the next logical step for Comfort Supply," which distributes Ruud products and has averaged annual revenue growth of about 20 percent since 2006, when it first grew beyond Nashville proper.