Morris-Jenkins Charlotte, NC

Aug. 1, 2009
Each month, Contracting Business picks a leading contractor and takes a look at the products, tools, and services that they've chosen to help make the company successful.

Dewey Jenkins purchased the Morris Heating & Cooling company in 1990, and renamed it Morris-Jenkins. Since then, the company has grown from 12 employees to 140. Keys to the company's success include emphasis on change and improvement, and a commitment to honesty, integrity, and fairness. Morris-Jenkins is the 2009 Residential Contractor of the Year.

You can hear Dewey Jenkins' story during his award acceptance speech at HVAC Comfortech, Sept. 23-26, Nashville, TN.

Visit for more information on HVAC Comfortech and HVACR Week.


  • Number and type of trucks/vans: 12 Chevrolet pick-ups; 11 Chevrolet box trucks; 45 Chevrolet work vans; 13 Dodge Sprinter vans; 2 Ford Explorers.
  • Tools technicians carry: Robinair® vacuum pump; Appion recovery machine; Uniweld® torch kit; Shop -Vac® vacuum.
  • Test instuments technicians carry: Inficon D-Tec electronic leak detetor; Fluke® carbon monoxide detedtors; Supco carbon monoxide detectors; UEi electronic manometer; Nu-Calgon coil gun; UEi digital temperature probe; Fluke digital psychrometer; Ritchie digital psychrometer; Fluke digital volt/ohm meter; Testo Video Pro inspection camera; Ridgid® See-Snake® inspection camera; TIF digital refrigerant scale; Yellow Jacket® refrigerant gauges; Dwyer® magnehelic gauge; Supco micron gauge.
  • Field communications: Nextel.
  • Brand of ladders: Werner®.


  • Business management software: Timberline®; Microsoft® Office.
  • Business software: S2000 WIN®.
  • Sales management software: Microsoft® Office.
  • Business Internet connection: T1 lines from NuVox®
  • Computer/printer equipment: HP®.
  • Photocopier/fax machine: Canon®.
  • Credit Cards Accepted: American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard®, Visa®.
  • Uniform suppler: Rent from G&K Services
  • Certification — Number of technicians currently certified, and type of certification: 42 North American Technicians Excellence (NATE)-certified technicians.


  • Preferred HVAC heating equipment brands: Comfortmaker®, Ruud®, York®.
  • Preferred HVAC cooling equipment brands: Comfortmaker, Ruud, York.
  • Preferred accessory equipment: Aprilaire®, Honeywell®.
  • Preferred zoning equipment: Honeywell, Zone First®.
  • Amount of equipment inventoried: $82,000.
  • Preferred distributors: Coastline Distribution; Virginia Air; N.B. Handy; Johnstone Supply; Dealers Supply.
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.