Southeast Mechanical, a Winston-Salem, N.C.-based heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing and electrical services company comprised of local brands and a portfolio company of Palladin Consumer Retail Partners, has bought Carolina Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning.

Carolina Comfort is an HVAC provider based in Wilkesboro, N.C. The partnership between the companies looks to drive SEM’s presence in the North Carolina market.

“This is complementary to our other divisions and further solidifies our position as a leading heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning service provider,” comments Hugh Elks, president of SEM. “The acquisition expands our footprint west of Winston-Salem.”