Central Carolina AC Celebrates 50 Years in Business

Richard Lacy (Founder) with wife, Janet and Bobby Allison (President) with wife, Renee

We care about our community and look for opportunities to give back. – Robert J. Allison, President

Central Carolina Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electrical celebrated their 50th anniversary with a large outdoor picnic for both current and past employees including Founder, Richard Lacy.

Founded in 1967 by Richard Lacy as Lacy Air Conditioning, the company grew to six employees in their first year of service and managed $27,000 in sales revenue that year. In 1972, Richard changed the name of the company to Central Trane Air Conditioning Company LLC to reflect their partnership with the large well known Trane AC manufacturing group. In 1984, Richard and his team decided to change the name to Central Carolina Air Conditioning after working with additional Air Conditioner manufacturers.

After being sold in 1997 to Group Maintenance America and a merger with Building One Resources, the company operated under a business unit called Encompass until 2002 when Richard Lacy, current President Robert J. Allison along with senior managers Barbara Dixon, Pat Priddy and Bill Corriher purchased the business back from Encompass.

“We had come a long way from those early years because we are a company of good people, selling and installing good products, and always having a plan for the future.” Richard Lacy, Founder.

Central Carolina Air Conditioning renamed their residential division this past fall to include ‘Plumbing & Electrical.’ All three services have been offered for several years and recently a new program was created that includes all these services named “Whole House.”

The commercial division, CCAC Building Solutions, is a leader in the HVAC…

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