Crescent Parts

About Us

Since 1944, we’ve delivered the best parts, service and people in the industry.

Crescent Parts & Equipment (CPE) is a third-generation, family-owned wholesale distributor of HVACR parts and equipment in Missouri, Illinois, and Iowa. Our success stems from hiring and developing the most knowledgeable people in the industry and adding value to our products by providing unparalleled service and extensive training programs for our customers.

CPE was founded in August of 1944 by Cosmo Giudici and Clarence Bartling. They began by selling parts for coal stokers and gas burners from a building in St. Louis on the corner of Clayton Avenue and Crescent Avenue, where CPE earned its name.

In the early 1960s, Cosmo and his son George E. became the sole owners of the company and expanded into the air conditioning business. Less than a decade later, CPE was no longer just a supply house. The company grew rapidly as it built branch locations across Missouri and Illinois, joined key industry organizations and advanced further into the refrigeration market. In just twenty years, CPE became the leading refrigeration wholesaler in the St. Louis area. In 1989, George passed the company down to his seven children, with his eldest son George C. taking over as president and many of his other children occupying various positions. In 2019, Crescent acquired Dennis Company, expanding into Iowa and northwestern Illinois.

Now with multiple locations across Missouri, Illinois, and Iowa, CPE serves more customers in more places than ever before, and we’re still growing.

CPE is committed to making your life easier and your business more successful by providing outstanding customer service and industry expertise along with high quality products by brands you can trust. Brands like American Standard, Emerson, Honeywell, Johnson Controls, Aerus, Aprilaire, Sporlan, Mitsubishi Electric, White Rodgers, Chemours, and so many more. We always strive to give you what you need, when you need it, at a fair price.

CPE’s 25th anniversary
Cosmo Giudici (bottom), son-in-law Joe Kohanski (left) and son George E. Giudici celebrate CPE’s 25th anniversary in 1969.
Manchester Avenue branch
George C. Giudici stands in front of the new Manchester Avenue branch location in 1994.

Crescent’s Mission, Vision & Values

Crescent President, George E. Giudici

Crescent President, George C. Giudici

five Giudici siblings

Crescent prides itself on family ownership as the five Giudici siblings carry on the family legacy.

Crescent’s Leadership Team

Crescent’s Leadership Team

Crescent Cares

We’re committed to supporting worthy causes and caring for those in need.

Crescent Cares is the philanthropic program at Crescent Parts & Equipment, dedicated to helping those in need in our community. Our aim is to partner with our employees and the nonprofit organizations they support to donate funds and resources. Having multiple locations in three states means we’re fortunate to be part of many great communities, and giving back to those communities (and beyond) however we can is a fundamental part of our company.

Here are some of the many ways we have done just that: