June 6, 2024
Our 80th Anniversary Issue would be incomplete without acknowledging many of the true greats of the residential and commercial HVAC industry. We share more than 80 out of .... thousands.

As an online companion to our June 80th Anniversary print feature, we are sharing a look at many of The Greatest HVAC Companies of All Time.  

For me, many of these contracting businesses are strangers, having joined the CB staff in 2005. I did, however, become familiar with some of them during trade shows, by paging through old editions, or while working on stories.Any trade publication editor will tell you that, to be successful in it, you must develop an appreciation and even excitement for the industry you are covering. I’ve done that in three industries, and will say that I found that to be true while serving on the staff of Contracting Business from the days when we were a much larger merry band of editors.

I focused on our “Contractor of the Year” winners, and added others that I know to be leaders in their cities and states. Some appear here online that were not in the print edition. 

So many fine companies. Thank you, Larry Taylor, Stan Johnson, Bryce Johnson, Jim and Ray Isaac, Lee Rosenberg, Jerry Kelly, Steve Miles, Vince and Laura DiFilippo, Steve Saunders, Dewey Jenkins, Ken Haines, David Geiger, Ron Smith, Leland Smith, Drew Barbosa, and so many, many more, for the trails you blazed, for your dedication to the trade, to high standards, to your customers, your employees, and your peers with whom you generously shared information so that they could improve and succeed beyond their own efforts.

Thank you to all, for your support of ACCA, PHCC, RSES, EGIA, MCAA and MSCA on the national level and within your local chapters. The associations covet the support they receive from the great contractors, through show attendance or as officers or committee persons. It’s a community that most people would be surprised to learn exists. 

I apologize to those I could not include due to time and resources. Provide some information about your HVAC company that speaks to its longevity and excellence, and provide a company team photo or a logo, and I will add you to the list. 
Terry McIver, Editor-in-Chief; [email protected].

About the Author

Terry McIver | Content Director - CB

A career publishing professional, Terence 'Terry' McIver has served three diverse industry publications in varying degrees of responsibility since 1987, and worked in marketing communications for a major U.S. corporation.He joined the staff of Contracting Business magazine in April 2005.

As director of content for Contracting Business, he produces daily content and feature articles for CB's 38,000 print subscribers and many more Internet visitors. He has written hundreds, if not two or three, pieces of news, features and contractor profile articles for CB's audience of quality HVACR contractors. He can also be found covering HVACR industry events or visiting with manufacturers and contractors. He also has significant experience in trade show planning.