The shift toward more environmentally responsible construction practices is slowly gaining speed. One company that has committed to the program is Lee Air Conditioners Inc., Durham, NC, which provides HVAC systems for laboratories, offices, and homes. Lee AC, which has an in-house engineering department, has employed a new construction trend called “environmental sustainability.”
Blake Kephart knew he was under the gun. The co-owner of Kephart Mechanical in Lawton, OK, was working under an extremely tight timeframe to complete the construction of a local Staples Office SuperStore. That’s when the local distributor of Gastite CSST stainless steel tubing, Morrison Supply, took the ball and ran with it.
Lee Air Conditioners (Lee AC) got its start 50 years ago when Joe Lee sold his first window air conditioner out of his garage. It has been about that long since the Durham, NC-based company has seen a summer with the relentless heat that the Triangle Area experienced in 2002.
PowerCold Corp. has announced the acquisition of Applied Building Technology Inc. (ABT), a St. Petersburg, FL-based supplier of standardized heating, ventilation, and air conditioning packages for standard-sized commercial buildings such as national chain businesses.
This year the White House Press Corps covering President George Bush’s 30-day August working vacation in Crawford, TX, found themselves in a cooler and more comfortable setting for press conferences than last year. The reason? Two 20-ton Tempstar commercial air conditioners, installed by local contractor Abel Service Co., in the Crawford Elementary School gymnasium used for those press conferences.
Mel Watters runs a small, three-man residential service and replacement operation. The owner of Watters Refrigeration, Heating & Appliance, Greenleaf, KS, just celebrated 32 years in the business, but figures it is never too late to try new ways of doing business.