BRISTOL, Tenn. — HVAC Inc., one of the South’s largest specialty mechanical contracting firms, has been named 2011 Subcontractor of the Year by the Tri-Cities Branch of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

The announcement was made at the 20th annual Tri-Cities AGC Excellence Awards, where the organization and its more than 200 members honor outstanding associates and their work.

HVAC Inc. president, Keith Rhymer, a 17-year veteran of the company in his first year as president, credits the hard work of the company’s more than 100 employees.

“This is a great achievement for HVAC Inc. and all of our employees,” said Rhymer. “This award is voted on by general contractors and suppliers who are members of the Tri-City AGC. Every employee should be extremely proud of this achievement.”

HVAC Inc. offers commercial heating, cooling, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and building automation as well as solar, wind, and geothermal solutions to the region. For more information, visit

Publication date: 04/23/2012