ATLANTA — Resilience and the ability to literally “weather change” are the reasons Estes Services is celebrating its 70th Anniversary with third-generation ownership. For seven decades now, Estes Services has addressed the residential heating and cooling needs in the Greater Atlanta area. From the ice storm of January 1973 to ‘Snowmageddon’ in January 2014 to 106°F temperatures in June 2012, the Estes team has seen the city through almost all of its ups and downs. 

“I’m in awe and complete appreciation for everyone who has contributed to the success of the company and our consistent growth from nothing in 1949 to over $32 million in 2018,” said Brian Estes, president of Estes Services. 

Brian Estes represents third-generation ownership and recently assumed the leadership role from his father Tommy Estes, who had been President since 1986 and now serves as CEO. Brian Estes’ grandfather N. B. “Nap” Estes founded the company in 1949. 

Nap Estes is described by those who remember him as a true innovator in the HVAC industry, as he evolved and experimented in different markets. He died in September 1999, leaving behind his legacy that is still alive and thriving today in the Estes Services culture. 

“We couldn’t have made it for 70 years without the vision and determination, as well as the foundation established by him years ago through honesty, integrity, and hard work,” Tommy Estes said.  

Today, even though many in the marketplace have consolidated, Estes Services is still family-owned and operated, with all growth stemming organically rather than from acquisitions. The company employs 170 team members who focus on HVAC, plumbing, and electrical residential and light commercial service and replacement markets. 

Last month, over 310 current and past employees, vendors, and their guests celebrated the 70th Anniversary at the Georgia Aquarium. Many past and present team members were recognized, including 90-year-young Charles Wright, who was Estes Services’ third person ever hired. 

Publication date: 3/13/2019

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