Valley Oxygen was founded by brothers Daniel and Tito Luna. The partnership was created to provide oxygen therapy to patients in the comfort of their own home. Daniel, a Certified Respiratory Therapist, and Tito both have extended background in Medical Device Sales and both agreed on one thing; the industry lacked the care and compassion that each patient deserves. In 2004, with great ambition and a deep desire to provide a higher level of service, Daniel and Tito founded Valley Oxygen.
“Valley” represented the locations that the partnership will be servicing. “Oxygen” represented the oxygen cylinders, concentrators and nebulizers that are the core products of Valley Oxygen.
How it all started...
The first Valley Oxygen location started in their parent’s garage. Daniel as the President & CEO and Tito as the Vice President & COO. Sharing in their sons’ passion and determination, Daniel and Tito’s parents invested a portion of Valley Oxygen’s start-up money, along with an active interest and participation in the company. Emilio Luna, father of Daniel and Tito, was Valley Oxygen’s first Respiratory Service Technician. Lolita Luna, mother of Daniel and Tito, was Valley Oxygen’s first Reimbursement Representative.
Valley Oxygen quickly outgrew its humble office in the garage and moved into a commercial location on California Avenue in Bakersfield, California. By 2005, Valley Oxygen had over 300 patients and opened new locations in Las Vegas, Nevada, and San Jose, California. Within the first 3 years, Valley Oxygen had experienced phenomenal growth and added their 4th location in Lancaster, California.
How we are evolving...
After 7 successful years of focusing only on oxygen, we were ready to expand our range of products and services. Valley Oxygen added PAP devices to our products, along with Sleep Therapy and PAP compliance monitoring to our line of services. With these new additions, “Valley Oxygen” no longer describes our business, as we were doing so much more. In 2011, we change our name to Synergy Sleep & Respiratory.
“Synergy”, meaning two or more things combined to produce a result not independently obtainable, perfectly describes our business vision and what we do. Combining our years of expertise with Medicare, our dedication to a higher level of service and our wide range of Equipment & Supplies, we create an overall pleasant experience for both the patient and the provider; we create Synergy!
In 2013, Synergy Sleep and Respiratory added additional locations, and now servicing patients in 9 locations. Our core products now include:
- NIV - Noninvasive Ventilation
- Portable and Stationary Oxygen Concentrators
- Ultra-Fill Concentrators
- Oxygen Cylinders
- CPAP/BiPAP devices
We continue to grow our business to new highs with the simple philosophy of providing compassionate patient care, delivering the best service, and state-of-the-art products.