A Brief History

Chesapeake Tower Systems, Inc. incorporated in 1992 as a commercial HVAC manufacturer’s representative in the Maryland/DC and Northern

Virginia markets.


As Chesapeake Tower Systems, Inc. diversified its product lines, it began to trade as Chesapeake Systems. Since its inception, Chesapeake Systems has focused primarily on two markets: plan and spec, and aftermarket sales.


In April 2000, Robert L. Gladden, Jr. joined Chesapeake Systems. In 2001, he became President, a shareholder, and also assumed operating control of the business.


In 2007, Mr. Gladden purchased all the assets of Chesapeake Tower Systems, Inc. and formed Chesapeake Systems, LLC. He serves as President and CEO.

In 2012, Chesapeake Systems purchased the assets of Blankin Equipment Corp. (Philadelphia, PA) and founded Blankin Equipment – A Division of Chesapeake Systems.

Today, Chesapeake Systems, LLC is comprised of seven divisions, each focusing on specific market segments:

  • Engineered Products Group (new construction)

  • Aftermarket Sales  Group (building owners)

  • Blankin Equipment (PA/NJ/DE Territory)

  • Distributor Products Group (wholesale distribution)

  • GoodTower Services (cooling tower and heat exchanger service)

  • Field Product Support (equipment startup and warranty repairs for all divisions)

Our Vision

Chesapeake Systems is the premier manufacturer's representative, leading the industry in professionalism and knowledge, supported by world-class customer service. We are constantly seeking and developing quality customers, vendors, and employees. 

Our mission is to provide quality products and solutions. We commit to exceed client expectations, develop leaders, serve with integrity, and build lasting relationships with customers and vendors.

Our Mission


  • Entrepreneurial Spirit - Freedom and Courage to Create Success

  • Total Customer Commitment - Whatever it Takes

  • Solutions Oriented Expertise to Deliver Results

  • Integrity - More than a word, It's Who We Are

  • Dedication to Quality - Consistently Exceeding Expectations

  • Professional Excellence - Commitment to the Highest Standards

  • Open & Effective Communication - Listen, Understand, Respond

Chesapeake Systems

7400 Coca-Cola Drive

Hanover, Maryland 21076-1394


Toll-Free: 800.559.2665

Office: 443.561.1600

Fax: 443.561.1601 | 443.561.1617

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